Ladder ProgramsLifeWorks ladder programs are your opportunity to meet other LGBTQ youth in a social and affirming setting.  The ladder programs are designed to empower you to grow in the areas of Home, Health, Career, Education and Personal Development in a safe, fun and supportive environment. If you have any questions about our programs, contact us at [email protected] or call 323-860-7373.

Tues 4-6pm, Wed 3-5:30pm, Thurs 3-6pm
LifeWorks invites you to check-in, build new friendships, find resources, play games and
have fun!

Tuesdays  (Every 2nd & 4th of Month) 6:30pm to 8pm
Meets twice a month and is limited to 10 members during a session. The discussions are facilitated; the conversations are largely participant-directed—giving everyone the chance to share how they connected with the story in their own words. We believe talking about books helps people see themselves and the world around them with greater depth, empathy and compassion. **Reading Opens Minds "Bringing the Book Club experience to every community..."


More info: Reading Opens Minds

Tuesday By Appointment Only
You can meet one-on-one with our fabulous LGBTQ-identified career counselors who will give you the personal attention & support you need to set your education and career goals.
For an appointment, sign up here:

Tuesdays 3pm-4pm
We hold an open orientation about LifeWorks and all its programs
and events.

Trans* Youth Speak
Tuesdays 5:30pm-8pm
TYS brings together trans* & gender non-binary youth & strong allies to create social media videos for social change, with a strong emphasis on shifting conversations around gender. A great group to join if you want to change the world!

Wednesdays 5pm-8pm
This is a unique family dinner and workshop space that happens every Wednesday evening. Mentoring Night brings together LGBTQ youth & strong allied adults to create a mentoring space where everyone is learning, connecting, and supporting one another.  Think of this as a fun & loving  community group with a touch of Models of Pride workshops to support our growth & development.

Thursdays  3pm-4pm
Kundalini Yoga is an ancient style of yoga focused on breath, chakras, and healing. It has been known to heal diseases and emotional imbalances, while strengthening and empowering our bodies, minds, and spirits.
Join us Thursdays from 4:00-6pm for an uplifting hour of yoga, and enjoy all the benefits of this transformational practice.

Friday 4pm-6pm, Saturday 12pm-2:30pm
Our most popular program! For absolute beginners and black belts too!  Our queer-identified martial arts senseis empower & train you in mixed martial arts and self-defense.

Join us for LifeOut! LifeOut Events are monthly opportunities for you to get out into the community and have some fun. We organize hikes in the mountains, bike rides, picnics, beach trips—and even trips to special events like LGBTQ theater productions, LA Film Festivals like Outfest and Fusion, and the GLAAD Awards! This is a great way to try something new and meet other LGBTQ youth.

These are programs outside of the everyday, regular scope of LifeWorks. Outset Film
Class, Outside Voices Chorus, Discover Your Voice, Parent's Group, Get Empathy, Pen
Pushers (Spoken Word), BookClub, Counseling and C.A.N., Les Films des Femmes (Lesbian Film Nite)

When you come to LifeWorks programs, you earn incentive points, which you can trade in for Bus Tokens, Target Cards, Subway Cards, Starbucks Cards, and more!  LifeWorks aims to help you purchase the items you need to support yourself!