Our History


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It is our goal to provide a variety of programs and services to the communities we serve. View our current schedule for more details.  

Annual REports

"Five years ago, I was called out on a mission to create an organization that would fill the void in our community; caused by the lack of youth programs. Ever since, it has been my focus, dedication and priority to continue working towards this mission. I believe youth need opportunities to explore their interests, talents and leadership abilities. I believe youth need a sense of belonging and a positive environment. Above all I believe it is our job as adults to create these opportunities for our youth." (2016) 

Jennifer Araiza 

Our founder

mission & vision

Enriching communities by providing recreation, education & creative arts programs; especially in communities with limited resources. 

2012 -  The REC Center founded

2013 - The REC Center opens first location in Grand Terrace, CA.

2014 - The REC Center opens second location in Bloomington, CA. The REC Center partners with Bradley Elementary through the Adopt a School Program. 

2015 - The REC Center adds the Studio and The TEEN Center to program offerings. The REC Center relocates to Grand Terrace location. Then opens third location, The TEEN Center at Terrace Hills Middle School.

2016 - The REC Center Grand Terrace partners with Azure Hills Church to provide a larger space to the Grand Terrace Community.

2017 - The REC Center Bloomington relocates into a large space to meet the needs of our growing membership. 

2018 - The Learning Academy launches, offering homeschool enrichment in our core areas.

2019 - The Learning Academy expands and Early Learning Academy is offered at our newest location in Redlands, CA.