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CREST Enrichment

The Community Services Department’s Housing and Human Services Division hosts the CREST Enrichment program which operates at seven elementary schools, offering engaging after-school enrichment classes for children in grades TK-5th grade. The current labor market, which is impacting many industries, is also impacting the City. As a result of vacancies and staff departures, the CREST Enrichment program is not sufficiently staffed to meet the child safety ratios necessary for classes to begin on October 4. Therefore, the 10-week fall Enrichment program has been canceled. Plans are to resume the program in the winter session.

The CREST Youth Office is now open to the public.  Patrons are now being served in our office, one person/family at a time.  The State of California is fully reopening its economy and LA County is working to modify its health guidance. Santa Monica will follow the lead of our County health authority and make gradual changes to our COVID-19 safety requirements. The City is committed to a safe and clean Santa Monica, and will continue to require all visitors and City staff to wear face masks when indoors in City government facilities to ensure a safe reopening process for all staff and visitors and to ensure compliance with Cal/OSHA standards.

Our Enrichment Classes are an easy way for parents to add exciting learning adventures to their child's day. Wildly popular classes include Ceramics, Musical Theater, Golf, Karate and Chess. We also offer art, dance, languages and sports - all led by hand-picked, professional instructors for students in grades TK-5 enrolled in an SMMUSD elementary school in Santa Monica.

For City of Santa Monica information as it becomes available, please check Re-opening is subject to change based on the County of Los Angeles Public Health orders and guidelines. 

Need more info or have questions?

Please contact the Youth Office at 310-458-8540, or email



Mail-in or In Person: Registration Form

Refund or Transfer: Refund/Transfer Form

Youth Office at Reed Park
1133 7th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90403

Phone: 310-458-8540
TTY: 310-458-8696

Office Hours:
Monday-Thursday, 1pm-5pm

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