POPS the Club’s mission is to create a safe, empowering space in high schools for the children and other loved ones of the incarcerated.

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DREAMCATCHERS

“I’m awed by the unity of thought, feelings, and words that the writing in Dreamcatchers,  by the youth of POPS the Club, forges against the odds. The writing is initiatory, engaging the mythic imagination inherent in us all, and birthing the new and unique the way all community-based initiations should do. The POPS anthologies are examples of the transformation possible in all wounds, making them wombs of new life, energy, and dreams, instead of tombs of the dead things we tend to carry when we don’t let them go.”
–Luis J. Rodriguez is an American poet, novelist, journalist and Poet Laureate of Los Angeles in 2014. A recognized major figure in contemporary Chicano literature, his best-known work, Always Running: La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A. received the Carl Sandburg Literary Award among many other awards. Rodriguez is co-founder of Tía Chucha Press.

OUR VALUES

Pain Becomes Power

WHAT WE DO

We operate 14 high school clubs in 4 states

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TRANSFORM A LIFE TODAY

By providing a safe and nurturing community you can relieve the silent suffering of a child. Imagine a place where pain transforms into resilience and those who were once silent and stigmatized lift their voices to become compassionate community leaders. That place is POPS the Club.

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