Building Project

Hope Street Family Center

Building A New Home for Hope Street Family Center

Hope Street Family Center has moved its childhood education, literacy, and social services to the new Margolis Family Center located at 1600 S Hope Street. Construction began spring 2011 on the new 26,500 sqft. 4-story energy efficient building and was completed in October 2013. The new Hope Street Margolis Family Center merges existing health, wellness and family development services with increased wellness and recreation opportunities for the whole community.

Recreation, play and exercise are critical tools for combating the growing epidemic of childhood obesity. Moreover, recreation is a highly effective way for parents to relieve stress and for families to share quality time through healthy activities. This new facility houses Hope Street's existing services plus new recreational programming.  The new building includes:

Community Wellness and Recreation Center: Youth Recreation Room, Homework Lab, Media Center & Library, Creative Arts Classroom, Fitness and Dance Studio, Family Literacy Classroom, and Education Classroom

Child Development Center and Outdoor Play Area: Early Care and Education Classrooms,Developmental Assessment Offices and Outdoor Play areas

Multipurpose Sports Court: Community basketball court and/or soccer field

Venice Hope Open Park Space: Green space, walking path and children’s play space

This project brings immediate and lasting benefits to the surrounding community, by providing the following:

  • Expanded Opportunities for Community Recreation and Wellness Activities
  • Centralized Social Services that meet the needs of neighborhood families
  • Improved community cohesion and stability for downtown Los Angeles

California Hospital Medical Center Foundation and CRA/LA raised the $15.7 million needed for this community project. Supporters include: AEG Community Benefits, Proposition K LA4Kids, Proposition 40: State Urban Parks Act Grant, Proposition 1C Infill Infrastructure, and City of Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA/LA), Weingart Foundation, First 5 LA, The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, the W. M. Keck Foundation, and the Ahmanson Foundation.

Naming opportunities are still available and donations are still accepted in support of the ongoing services at the Hope Street Margolis Family Center. For more information, please contact the CHMC Foundation at (213) 742-5867.