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Welcome to Flash Back Academy,

Our mission is to create change through the arts, training and self-improvement.


Just because times are tough, it doesn't mean that you are alone. We encourage former foster care youth, those who have suffered from mental health issues and homelessness, and US forces veterans, to take advantage this opportunity and enroll with us today.

Our primary purpose is to provide training and education to at-risk youth and adults and the under-served community to change negative behaviors and transition into independent living.


The Academy is always developing, and we are always looking for new ways to help those who are most in need. We hope we can help you.


Dr. Allen L Brown

Our Philosophy
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The philosophy behind Flash Back Academy is to help those people who may have fallen between the cracks of education, employment or society as a whole. We aim to never turn away those who are in need, and to help as many people as we can. 

Our History

Founded by Dr. Allen L Brown in 1983, Flash Back Academy is part of the Grass Roots Community Network (GRCN) in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Brown and his team have developed the Academy from scratch into a multi-format training and housing facility.