Who We Are

How it all started…

Toberman Neighborhood Center (TNC) was established in 1903. It was initially located in Echo Park originally known as the Homer Toberman Mission. Named as a memorial to their son Homer after his passing  in 1902, at the early age of 29. Toberman Mission offered an infirmary, a residence for single women, and a series of youth development and delinquency prevention services. TNC moved in 1917 to Boyle Heights, and in 1937 it was again relocated to its current position in San Pedro.

Since the final move to the San Pedro/Los Angeles Harbor Region TNC has evolved into a multi-focused agency serving a large array of clients. Our clients currently live in the Harbor Area (communities of San Pedro, Wilmington, Harbor City and Harbor Gateway South) in the City of Los Angeles. These communities struggle with considerable poverty, high dropout rates, increasing crime, violence and low educational attainment. TNC will continue to expand their  3 Key programs to meet the growing needs of the surrounding areas.

Learn more here about James and Emma Toberman and the Legacy that has impacted Los Angeles for over a century.

How we work…

TNC is governed by The Board of Trustees. The Board is responsible for the oversight of the organization. The Board adopts rules, regulations, and policies governing the programs and services we provide. The Board has authority over program development, use of property, development of facilities, and fiscal and human resources management. The current board is comprised of 20 members committed to the programs and clients we serve.

The 20-member Board of Trustees meets six times per year. Board meetings allow for communication among the trustees, senior staff, and program managers.

Meet the board members here.

Meet the Senior Staff

Address: 131 North Grand Ave., San Pedro, CA 90731