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www.ymf.org Tax ID 95-2250007


YMF has empowered under-served, often marginalized students to find creativity, connection and joy through music since 1955. YMF’s teaching artists bring tuition-free weekly music instruction to over 3,400 students at 25 partner schools and sites throughout Los Angeles. 

Our uniquely accessible and innovative approach to vocal, instrumental and general music training reaches students ages 4 to adult in Los Angeles through partnerships with underserved schools and community programs covering a 195-square-mile area. We also work with formerly gang-involved, recently incarcerated men and women in partnership with Homeboy Industries’ Workforce Development Program, and provide internships for formerly incarcerated youth.