ICES Education is one of California's longest-established providers of After-school and

Out-of-School learning programs, serving over 8,000 students daily.

Established in 1981, ICES Education is one of California’s longest-established providers of after-school and out-of-school learning programs. Services include quality academically oriented before and after-school programs, homework assistance, enrichment activities, one-on-one tutoring, small group tutoring, weekend and vacation learning instruction, childcare, early literacy and language instruction, educational and sports travel programs and much more. Each day, our carefully chosen staff of 300 along with hundreds of volunteers serves around 8,000 at-risk and low-income students at more than 30 sites across Southern California.


With our roster of committed staff, innovative teaching methods and alignment with school standards, ICES Education consistently leads other providers in terms of helping schools, students, and families close the achievement gap. Varied peer-comparative studies confirm that ICES Education participants show a marked improvement in self-confidence, social adjustment, and academic improvement. Proudly funded by ASES.


Our Vision

Empowering Youth through Education


Our Mission

To provide quality after-school programming to all stakeholders through innovative practices by providing and Inspiring, Caring, Exciting and Stimulating education.


Our Values

ICES Education after-school programs exist to serve the unique academic, physical and social needs of students who are in a special and critical period of their lives as they change from childhood to adolescence.


The ICES Education staff is committed to creating and maintaining an orderly, stimulating, fun and safe environment where teaching and learning are exciting and students are assisted as they develop responsibility and widen their perspectives.


All aspects of the ICES Education organization, curricular, and enrichment programs are child-centered and designed to accommodate individual learning styles. Our team joins the parents and community to assist the students in developing necessary skills to become independent and self-sufficient adults who will succeed and contribute responsibly in a global community.


We know that when we are looking at our students, we are looking into the faces of the future. That is why we work hard to create a healthy learning environment so our students can create their future. Check out our video and see for yourself.

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8060 Telegraph Road,
Downey, CA 90240

Office | 888.438.0868
Fax | 562.439.1214


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© 2025 by Action Youth America. Formerly known as ICES Education. Proudly serving Californian families for over 35 years.