Initiated as a program to combat the growing crime and gang rates in La Habra, California in 1991, Rosie's Garage has helped hundreds of children achieve academic excellence by providing quality after school programing.
When we first opened our doors the organization functioned out of our Executive Director's personal home garage. Now we have 2 active sites in La Habra and continue to partner with local nonprofits, universities, and governments to improve the programing available to our students.
The neighborhood we serve has undergone a drastic transformation since our organization moved into the neighborhood.
Crime Reduction and Prevention Prior to Program Introduction at Grace
One of our main goals has been to reduce the crime and gang rates in the communities we serve. We manage to accomplish this by introducing high quality academic after school programs in underserved and underprivileged areas. Before we opened our main site off of Grace Ave and Cypress in La Habra, there were a staggering number of police calls to that area, as indicated by the blue line in the graph. This was compared to the neighborhood in Santa Ana that we were serving at that time (red line), which shows a significantly low number of calls.
Crime Reduction After Program Intervention
After years of serving our current community off of Grace Ave in La Habra, we have managed to aid in the reduction of crime in the local neighborhood. As indicated by the blue line on the graph, our current crime rates are at an all time low. Less than 25 police calls were made to our immediate neighborhood, whereas the crime in the surrounding neighborhoods (the red line) continues to remain higher than that within our neighborhood.
Breaking generational poverty by educating one child at a time.
Provide, educate, and inspire a love of learning within a safe environment for at-risk children.
You Can Make a Difference
Volunteer Your Time
Take A Stand
Want to join our efforts but not sure where to start? Volunteer Your Time and take advantage of this incredible opportunity to lend your support. It’s a great way to contribute to our cause, and every little bit counts towards paving the path for a better tomorrow.
We accept volunteers, university and college interns, and federal work study students.
Get in touch with us today for more details about how you can help.
Make a Donation
Make A Lasting Change
Our organization always appreciates the generosity and involvement of people like you, with every contribution going towards maintaining free programming for children at Rosie's Garage.
We accept many types of donations, not limited to but including money, art supplies, school supplies, gift cards, snacks, small water bottles or juice boxes, and many more.
We want to provide you with the correct and appropriate information pertaining to your mode of support, please contact us for more information or click on the link below to make a cash donation.
Partner with Us
Help Us Soar
This is one of the simplest ways to help out our cause. We believe the best way for our initiatives to be successful is for the community to actively get involved.
We partner with many local, regional, and national non-profits as well as with businesses, agencies, and private industries whose mission agrees with ours.
This is an easy and efficient way of contributing to the great work we do at Rosie's Garage. Get in touch with any questions about how you can Partner with Us today.
Working Towards a Brighter Future
HOURS OF OPERATION
348 Grace Ave., La Habra, CA 90631
Tuesday - Thursday 3:00-6:30 pm
Our Lady of Guadalupe Site
900 W La Habra Blvd, La Habra, CA 90631
Monday Only 3:30-6:30 pm