THINK Together's mission is to provide high-quality, academically oriented out-of-school programs for students regardless of race or socioeconomic status. Since its inception in 1994, THINK Together has been committed to improving academic outcomes for youth living in under-resourced communities.
Our programs began in response to a plea from a gang-ridden neighborhood in West Costa Mesa to provide a safe place for children to do their homework after school. From those humble beginnings, our organization has grown into one of the nations largest non-profit providers of extended learning time programs, serving more than 100,000 youth at over 400 locations in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino and San Diego Counties and the Bay Area, in partnership with a wide variety of public and private agencies, including over 30 school districts. In addition to our core after school program, THINK Together offers summer learning opportunities, small group tutoring, early learning programs, and school-age child care.