The Canoga Park Youth Arts Center, which opened in January, has received $130,000 to launch a computer graphics program.
Los Angeles City Councilwoman Laura Chick had requested $120,000 in federal Community Development Block grants, which the council approved last week. Chick also will give the center $10,000, her office's entire Council Civic Arts Fund allotment.
The money will enable the center to connect to the Internet, purchase computers and software for computer graphics classes, offer more daytime programs and present workshops at area schools.
About 150 children, ages 3 1/2 to 17, take free art classes at the center after school or on Saturdays. Another 400 are involved in daytime programs through their schools. Registration is set for June 30 for the summer session, which runs July 10 through Aug. 31.