Youth Boat Building Shop

Starting in January 2016, Los Angeles Maritime Institute will begin teaching boat building to students from Port of Los Angeles High School as part of a Maritime Vocational Education collaboration. One of our goals is to bring the Swift of Ipswich back to San Pedro to finish her restoration (as part of the boat building…

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Support youth programs at sea.

2015 Annual Appeal Campaign

Educate. Inspire. Empower. Support Adventure Education at Sea aboard L.A.’s Official Tall Ships! Click here to download PDF of 2015 Appeal Letter. Donate to TopSail Youth Programs Donate to the LAMI Boat Shop (matching grant) Donate to the Swift’s restoration – bring her back to San Pedro and Wilmington!

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TopSail Sheet E-Newsletter, Fall 2015

Click here to read our TopSail Sheet e-Newsletter, Fall 2015 Published quarterly, The TopSail Sheet is chock-full of news about Los Angeles Maritime Institute, TopSail Youth Program and community happenings!

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Build a better Los Angeles

Join the LA2050 Challenge

Click here to vote for LAMI now! We are excited to announce that we are a grant candidate for the Goldhirsh Foundation’s LA2050 challenge. We submitted our Adventure Education Aboard L.A.’s Official Tall Ships project in the category “LA is the Best Place to Learn.” We’re proud to participate in a grants program that does such great…

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LA Port Approve Grant to LAMI

Los Angeles Maritime Institute to Provide Programming Benefiting Youth SAN PEDRO, Calif. – October 15, 2015 – The Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners has approved agreements between the Port of Los Angeles and one of its largest Community Investment Grant Program recipients, the Los Angeles Maritime Institute (LAMI) of San Pedro. This recipient was…

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Best of LA Weekly 2015

LA Weekly Best of LA 2015

Los Angeles Maritime Institute best place to volunteer! LAMI volunteers teach kids (mostly at-risk youth) from all over L.A. about teamwork, discipline, marine life, navigation and physics, along with the mechanics of sailing. It’s a great way to get out on the ocean and give back to the community at the same time. By Katie…

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TopSail Youth Program Los Angeles

TopSail Video Release

In November 2014, Los Angeles Maritime Institute was awarded the Don Perkins Community Service Grant by the Public Relations Society of America Los Angeles Chapter (PRSA-LA).  With support from the Port of Los Angeles and Emmy award-winning producer, Rich Samuels, we’re proud to release our new promotional video.  Enjoy and please share!  

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