Onward and Upward.
Empowering the youth through Mentorship, Career Services and Education in the areas of Business, Technology, and the Arts.
Our Mission is to provide arts and educational programs to under-resourced communities to support and motivate the youth. Our programs foster positive, forward thinking that guides our future leaders towards a successful future.
"Build a strong foundation... Be nimble in your process... and determined in your pursuit"
— Alicia K. Mannie, L.A.C.E. C.E.O.
Our programs were selected and designed to provide opportunity and give support LACE members and allow them to explore other-wise unavailable areas of interests.
Business & Finance
Our Business & Finance program introduces LACE members to the world of finance with an emphasis on the importance of credit management, money management, and stock market investing. LACE members will also learn the steps to become an entrepreneur through creation of a business plan, branding, marketing, and philanthropic letters of intent.
Career Planning Services
LACE prepares its members by equipping them with skills and empowering them with confidence to explore career opportunities, to position them for success. LACE members can take courses in job training, college readiness, and resume writing.
arts & Language
We offer onsite training and partner with community agencies to provide courses in Music and Broadcasting. LACE members will be taught the fundamentals with opportunities to matriculate to advanced areas of study or apprenticeship.
Science, TECHNOLOGY, Engineering & Math
Our S.T.E.M. program is designed to prepare LACE members for careers in Robotics, Coding, Cyber Security, Graphic Design, Web Design, and App Creation.
LACE truly believes "It takes a Village". It is imperative that young people are exposed to positive influences. People that serve as real-life examples of what is attainable through hard work and perseverance. LACE program members benefit from Staff, Mentors and Volunteers who are present to provide support, encouragement and guidance.
Sign Up For a Program
Take control of your future! Join the legacy program TODAY!
become a mentor / Volunteer
LACE is seeking mentors and volunteers to engage, motivate, and foster the passion and success of LACE future leaders
Make a Donation
L.A.C.E. relies on funding from ordinary people committed to make a difference in the lives of our youth. Your donation is "key" to the success of our programs and ultimately to the success of LACE leaders of the future.
Become a Mentor / Volunteer
Your assistance is needed!
1510 East 55th Street, PO Box 15308, Chicago, IL 60637