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Children’s Institute, Inc. (CII) is a social impact organization dedicated to transforming the lives of children exposed to adversity and poverty in Los Angeles.

Designed pro bono by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry, the project is a $20 million, 2-story, steel-framed, facility at the corner of E. 102nd Street and Success Avenue in Watts. Children’s Institute’s new campus will house therapeutic programs and a variety of free supports for children and families, including individual and group counseling, parenting workshops and Project Fatherhood sessions. The building will also be home to the Watts Gang Task Force, which has brokered peace in the community for nearly 15 years, along with the LAPD Community Safety Partnership, a nationally-recognized model for relationship-based policing.

A new, ground-up, two-story, steel building to be operated as a community center, complete with offices, conference rooms, and support spaces.


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