About Us


The Children’s Collective, Inc. is a non-profit human services corporation that has helped people in need since 1972. Annually TCCI serves over 12,000 people in 10 separate programs.

The Children’s Collective Inc.’s primary mission is to improve life outcomes for children, youth and their families in South Los Angeles by providing high quality, comprehensive, educational and family support services. The mission is achieved through the company’s major program divisions: Child Development, Youth Development, Family Support and Health. TCCI’s vision for the community is for every child and every family to reach their highest potential. 

Program services are supported by a staff of 122 at 13 locations. Communities served include Greater Crenshaw, Exposition/Los Angeles, Manchester/ Vermont and Southeast. Fees for all programs are based on family income. Most families qualify for free services.

TCCI is best known for its comprehensive, high quality services as well as for its ability to change and grow in response to the needs of its clients. The company’s most visible symbol “The Yellow Butterfly,” reflects it charge of “Transforming People…Changing Lives.”