All Peoples YouthSource and FamilySource Center held a 2-day College Corner Toyota Scholarship Workshop on November 5 and 7, 2018.  YouthSource Leaders and FamilySource College Advisors met with 22 Youth and guided them through the scholarship application process. Thank You to our Youth and Youth leaders for a great workshop!

 

Congratulations are in order for the Cash for College Youth scholarship recipients! Eleven students from South Los Angeles were selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship. Job well done!

 

GivingTuesday was held on Tuesday, November 27, 2018. Because of YOU, we were able to reach our goal of $4,000 to help our All Peoples Youth go to College! Donations will be used to assist Youth with College Books, Tours, Transportation, Supplies, Workshops and Application Fees.

Our College Corner Advisors work closely with our Youth to make sure that everyone knows that “College is Possible” regardless of their socio-economic status. Thank you for believing in our All Peoples Youth and supporting their goals and aspirations. We look forward to keeping you updated on their success.

 

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ABOUT ALL PEOPLES
Founded in 1942, to sustain a community decimated by the internment of its largely Japanese-American residents, All Peoples has been a hub of vital resources for a neighborhood that has changed from Japanese-American, to African-American, to Latino today.  All Peoples has been the very heart of a community, roughly defined by the 90011 area code and home to 130,000 people, just southwest of downtown Los Angeles.  The Center serves hundreds of people of all ages, six days a week, with an extensive menu of educational, financial literacy, health empowerment, and family support programs at its facility just southwest of downtown Los Angeles.  Give us a call today at (213) 747-6357, or Email to find out how you can get involved!  Real Solutions, Real Heart, Real Service to South LA since 1942.

 

 

Real Solutions and Service to South LA

 

All Peoples checks in with YouthSource Alumni.

Meet Jose Guzman. Jose worked in the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) at All Peoples from August 2014 through December 2014.

YouthSource Case Manager Adrian Rios immediately saw the raw talent, skills, and academic competence that Jose displayed, and worked with Jose to support his natural talents and abilities. Jose had so much dedication that he became a true role model and mentor to his peers at All Peoples.

Jose is currently enrolled in UC Davis. He’s attending the Biology Scholars Program, and recently picked up a lab position for breast cancer research under the guidance of Dr. Sweeney at UC Davis. Most recently, Jose applied for a Sports Medicine Internship Program at UC Davis.

YouthSource Case Manager Adrian Rios continues to stay engaged with Jose as well as all of our YouthSource Alumni, and offers support as needed as they continue to strive for their goals.

All Peoples is proud of Jose and wishes him the very best in all of his future endeavors!

 

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ABOUT ALL PEOPLES
Founded in 1942, to sustain a community decimated by the internment of its largely Japanese-American residents, All Peoples has been a hub of vital resources for a neighborhood that has changed from Japanese-American, to African-American, to Latino today.  All Peoples has been the very heart of a community, roughly defined by the 90011 area code and home to 130,000 people, just southwest of downtown Los Angeles.  The Center serves hundreds of people of all ages, six days a week, with an extensive menu of educational, financial literacy, health empowerment, and family support programs at its facility just southwest of downtown Los Angeles.  Give us a call today at (213) 747-6357, or Email to find out how you can get involved!  Real Solutions, Real Heart, Real Service to South LA since 1942.

 

 

Richard Sundeen is completing his term of office with All Peoples Board serving for the past 10 years. Rich is professor emeritus from Price School of Public Policy at USC. Rich has been instrumental in recruiting new board members with skills and talents necessary for the agency’s success. He kept the board abreast of literature involving the ever changing non-profit landscape. We also could count on Rich to volunteer with agency events bringing his camera to capture memories.

 

Anton Harper has been involved with All Peoples for more than 30 years. He is employed with Transamerica Life Insurance who previously sponsored Christmas parties for All Peoples youth. Anton joined the Board of Directors 10 years ago. He has served as Treasurer, Vice Chairperson and Chairperson. We will miss his counsel, fiscal oversight and great sense of humor. Thank you Anton for your service.

Successful organizations rely on Board members to be engaged and provide governance, leadership and a vision for the future. We have been blessed to have Anton and Rich as board members. We are not saying good-bye, but looking forward to continue our work with them in new capacities. Thank you for your service.

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ABOUT ALL PEOPLES
Founded in 1942, to sustain a community decimated by the internment of its largely Japanese-American residents, All Peoples has been a hub of vital resources for a neighborhood that has changed from Japanese-American, to African-American, to Latino today.  All Peoples has been the very heart of a community, roughly defined by the 90011 area code and home to 130,000 people, just southwest of downtown Los Angeles.  The Center serves hundreds of people of all ages, six days a week, with an extensive menu of educational, financial literacy, health empowerment, and family support programs at its facility just southwest of downtown Los Angeles.  Give us a call today at (213) 747-6357, or Email to find out how you can get involved!  Real Solutions, Real Heart, Real Service to South LA since 1942.

 

 

Paulina with her Newborn

All Peoples Program Facilitator Aracely Corona shares a moment from our All Peoples Supplemental Food Program:

Meet Paulina.  Paulina is a 35 year old Latina women with three children. She walked into our supplemental food program with her new born daughter in her hands. She was accompanied by her sister. Paulina sat down at our intake table expressing that she needed emergency food since her husband had recently been laid off. As staff listened to her story, it was evident that she was also in need of a stroller. All Peoples had recently received a pallet of children’s items earlier that week through the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. In that donation, there was a stroller that also came with a car seat that fortunately was still available for distribution. Staff and interns worked to assemble the stroller, and when the stroller was ready, we surprised the client with the stroller. She was overjoyed with the surprise and expressed that she wanted to cry of happiness. Staff and volunteers helped Paulina in loading her bags of food into the stroller. She disclosed that her birthday had just passed and that this was a great belated birthday present. Paulina could not believe that she had received a stroller; one that she had always wanted for her baby. Paulina’s sister was also provided a bag of food. All Peoples’ staff and volunteers in the supplemental food program that day were humbled by the gratitude that was expressed by Paulina.

All Peoples Supplemental Food Program continues to seek an increase in donations to be able to support families in need of assistance from our Food Program as well as other Programs offered at All Peoples.

ABOUT ALL PEOPLES
Founded in 1942, to sustain a community decimated by the internment of its largely Japanese-American residents, All Peoples has been a hub of vital resources for a neighborhood that has changed from Japanese-American, to African-American, to Latino today.  All Peoples has been the very heart of a community, roughly defined by the 90011 area code and home to 130,000 people, just southwest of downtown Los Angeles.  The Center serves hundreds of people of all ages, six days a week, with an extensive menu of educational, financial literacy, health empowerment, and family support programs at its facility just southwest of downtown Los Angeles.  Give us a call today at (213) 747-6357, or Email to find out how you can get involved!  Real Solutions, Real Heart, Real Service to South LA since 1942.

Let’s get to know Tania Lopez, All Peoples Community Center’s Case Manager:

Favorite Food: Asada Tacos Yummy!

Favorite Color: Black

Favorite Animal: Dog

Favorite Sports Team: Boxing

Favorite Quote/Saying: “Your Best Teacher is your Last Mistake.”

 

How would you describe All Peoples Community Center? All Peoples is an oasis that offers supportive programs and resources to a community that is underserved and under-resourced. For most, low-income families rely heavily on All Peoples to obtain educational opportunities and reach upward mobility through our programs. To ensure our clients reach these goals, it requires All Peoples staff members to uphold their clients with the utmost respect, dignity, and worth, they deserve.

Favorite Part of Your Job: The most satisfying part of my job is when my clients feel empowered. The ability to build rapport with my clients, gives myself the opportunity to accurately identify their strength and weaknesses; and assess their risk and protective factors to provide an appropriate referral for my clients. This also requires understanding and navigating systematic services and programs, and then conveying these resources to my clients. Oftentimes, this can be tedious process. However, it’s well worth the effort because once my clients feel invested and empowered, they typically gain the desire and stamina to achieve their goals, which gives myself much satisfaction in the work I do.

My Best All Peoples Story: My favorite memory at All Peoples was actually my first participation in their Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner. Seeing the overwhelming response from the community, local volunteers, and humbled staff members engaging and witnessing gratitude given by the community gave me a sense of belonging and happiness to work at All Peoples.

Hobbies: During my downtime, I genially enjoy spending quality time with my family. At home, I also find it a stress reliever to clean, reorganize, and decorate my home according to upcoming seasons or holidays. Yes, I love to stress clean! I also enjoy a good puzzle game!

 

Fun Fact About Me/Hidden Talent: I used to be in gymnastics.

Me in 3 Words: Outspoken, Reliable, and Dedicated

We’re so happy that Tania Lopez is part of our All Peoples Family!

 

We’ve reached our goal of $4,000! 

Thank you for participating in our All Peoples GivingTuesday Fundraiser! Because of your generous donations, we will be able to assist our All Peoples Youth with College Books, Tours, Transportation, Supplies, Workshops, and Application Fees.

 

If you missed out on GivingTuesday, there’s still time to give! Your gift will empower our incredible Youth to successfully complete high school and continue to a post-secondary education. DONATE NOW

 

YOUR IMPACT:

“All Peoples is my second home. I can honestly say that I wouldn’t be here without them…from making me stay on top of my grades to donating transportation. Give back to the community is a concept I greatly learned from All Peoples and that is what I wish to do always.” – Crystal O., 2017 GivingTuesday Recipient currently attending Humboldt University

 

“I am trying to break all the norms of our household by staying in school and graduating. Thank you for taking the time to assist a first time generation college attendee. Because of how you assisted me, I will be able to help others in the future too.” – Anthony J., 2017 GivingTuesday Recipient currently attending Cal State University Los Angeles

 

“Being a person of color, people made me think that college was impossible, but…they thought wrong. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for this donation. I hope to not only repay you, but my community as well. ” – Steve C., 2017 GivingTuesday Recipient currently attending Middlebury College in Vermont

 

“I’m thankful that All Peoples was there when I needed them most. I now have peace of mind, and I can focus on my classes instead of the resources I lacked. My family and I thank you…I will never forget how you helped me.” – Mateo A, 2017 GivingTuesday Recipient currently attending Los Angeles Trade Tech

 

Because of YOU, College Corner staff were able to assist seniors with over 40 college applications for FALL 2018!

College Corner staff assisted seniors with a total of 17 FAFSA applications with an estimated total of $100,640 Pell Grant financial distribution for the FALL 2018!

Your generous gift will assist our All Peoples Youth with College Books, Tours, Transportation, Supplies, Workshops and Application Fees.

 

 

“Tomorrow’s Leaders”

All Peoples Youth Director Deisy Huerta with Enrique Peralta, 2018 Cal State Northridge Graduate.

“All Peoples has provided me with a supportive foundation, and with their extensive support, I have acquired the skills to empower the Youth within my Community and demonstrate that the impossible is achievable with the power of will. ”

Enrique, born and raised in South LA, was heavily involved in our All Peoples Youth Programs. He is one of many of our success stories thanks to supportive donors.

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All Peoples Community Center

822 E 20th Street

Los Angeles, CA 90011

Miguel Orozco and Margarita Ramirez

Miguel Orozco and Margarita Ramirez are on the path to opening an independent contractor business and purchasing a home.

Meet Miguel Orozco and Margarita Ramirez. The couple has been married for over 10 years, and are raising three young boys in South Los Angeles. In May of 2018, Miguel and Margarita enrolled in All Peoples’ Spanish Financial Literacy Workshops. During the workshops, they were educated on financial topics which includes: budgeting, savings, banking products, credit building, investments, and the “how to” avoid identity theft. Currently, the couple are receiving financial coaching sessions and recently enrolled in the IDA program.

Miguel and Margarita are working on two financial goals: 1) support to establish an independent contractor business, and 2) purchasing a home. Miguel has already submitted his paperwork to become a license contractor. Miguel and Margarita are mono-Spanish speakers, and due to language barriers, they requested support from both their FamilySource Center case manager and financial coach to help interpret and change their business from a Limited Liability Company (LLC) to a Corporation (Co.) status. Currently, Miguel and Margarita are waiting on their submission results. In addition, both are seeking additional services at All Peoples such as: CARECEN services; and FamilySource Center’s College Corner to obtain college preparation workshops for their children.

With assistance of our All Peoples and FamilySource Center staff, Miguel Orozco and Margarita Ramirez are on the path to opening an independent contractor business and purchasing a home.

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ABOUT ALL PEOPLES
Founded in 1942, to sustain a community decimated by the internment of its largely Japanese-American residents, All Peoples has been a hub of vital resources for a neighborhood that has changed from Japanese-American, to African-American, to Latino today.  All Peoples has been the very heart of a community, roughly defined by the 90011 area code and home to 130,000 people, just southwest of downtown Los Angeles.  The Center serves hundreds of people of all ages, six days a week, with an extensive menu of educational, financial literacy, health empowerment, and family support programs at its facility just southwest of downtown Los Angeles.  Give us a call today at (213) 747-6357, or Email to find out how you can get involved!  Real Solutions, Real Heart, Real Service to South LA since 1942.

Crystal Ortga (right) with College Advisor Elizabeth Martinez

Crystal is an 18 year old graduate from Santee High School, and will be attending Humboldt State University in the Fall of 2018 as a full-time student. 

Meet Crystal Ortga.  Crystal grew up in our South LA Community, and is a long time member of All Peoples Community Center attending programs at the Center since she was eight years old. Her Parents are also very active members at All Peoples participating in various programs.  Crystal’s Parents encouraged her along with her siblings to attend our After-School Programs, Summer Day Camp, and Camp Joe Ide along with many other activities held at the Center throughout the year.

Crystal has been very active in Civic Engagement and giving back to her Community through our YouthSource Program. This past Summer, Crystal was an academic tutor for elementary school children enrolled in programs at All Peoples. She also led a group of girls ages ten and eleven for a week at All Peoples Camp Joe Ide as a Camp Counselor where she coordinated activities for the Youth.

Crystal graduated from Santee High School in June of 2018, and was accepted to Humboldt State University for Fall 2018 Classes. All Peoples Community and FamilySource Center assisted Crystal in seeking a sponsor for her traveling and moving expenses to the University.

Through Crystal’s hard work, dedication, Family, Community, and seeking available resources, we are happy to report that Crystal is currently at Humboldt University in Northern California and ready to start her 12 unit class semester!  We wish Crystal the very best, and look forward to keeping you updated on her journey!

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ABOUT ALL PEOPLES
Founded in 1942, to sustain a community decimated by the internment of its largely Japanese-American residents, All Peoples has been a hub of vital resources for a neighborhood that has changed from Japanese-American, to African-American, to Latino today.  All Peoples has been the very heart of a community, roughly defined by the 90011 area code and home to 130,000 people, just southwest of downtown Los Angeles.  The Center serves hundreds of people of all ages, six days a week, with an extensive menu of educational, financial literacy, health empowerment, and family support programs at its facility just southwest of downtown Los Angeles.  Give us a call today at (213) 747-6357, or Email to find out how you can get involved!  Real Solutions, Real Heart, Real Service to South LA since 1942.

Let’s get to know Susana Palacios, All Peoples Community Center’s Receptionist, SDC Coordinator and SYEP Coordinator:

Favorite Food: Pad Thai

Favorite Color: Blue

Favorite Animal: Hummingbird

Favorite Sports Team: Cowboys

Favorite Quote/Saying: “Happy wife, happy life.”

How would you describe All Peoples Community Center? A great place that helps our community.

Favorite Part of Your Job: Working with the Children and Youth that participate in the center and those that come to get help here.

My Best All Peoples Story: During our Summer Program, we helped motivate the younger students by encouraging them to do their very best with all activities so they can become Junior Camp Counselors when they turn 15 (also known as CITs – Counselors in Training). It was such a great success that all of our students wanted to participate. They would say, “By the time we are 15, we will be ready to join the Summer Day Camp and be CITs.” The excitement that showed on their faces, because they were able to help out and be part of a team, was one of a kind.

Hobbies: Love taking pictures

Fun Fact About Me/Hidden Talent: Love making picture videos.

Me in 3 Words: Caring, Overprotective, Loving

We’re so happy that Susana Palacios is part of our All Peoples Family!