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FSC College Corner assists YouthSource NAVA Preparatory Academy Students with Senior package financial aid (pictured above College Advisors Susana Nieva and David Solis with NAVA Prep Student Council Representative Marco Vargas).  A total of 13 students participated in the Senior Packet Program to get assistance paying for their Senior Graduation Packets. All Peoples was able to assist these families with a total of $817.  College Corner staff has assisted seniors with a total of 17 FAFSA applications with an estimated total of $100,640 Pell Grant financial distribution for the FALL 2018.

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If you have a Teen, we encourage You and Your Teen to visit our College Corner at All Peoples Community Center at 822 E 20th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90011.  Please call our College Advisor Susana at (213) 747-6357 ext 147 for more information.

 

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.

BACA

A huge Thank You to B.A.C.A. – Bikers Against Child Abuse, Inc. for their participation in our recent Health Fair and for their presentation at All Peoples on Friday, April 6, 2018.  B.A.C.A. Mission Statement: Bikers Against Child Abuse, Inc. (B.A.C.A.) exists with the intent to create a safer environment for abused children. We exist as a body of Bikers to empower children to not feel afraid of the world in which they live. We stand ready to lend support to our wounded friends by involving them with an established, united organization. We work in conjunction with local and state officials who are already in place to protect children. We desire to send a clear message to all involved with the abused child that this child is part of our organization, and that we are prepared to lend our physical and emotional support to them by affiliation, and our physical presence. We stand at the ready to shield these children from further abuse. We do not condone the use of violence or physical force in any manner, however, if circumstances arise such that we are the only obstacle preventing a child from further abuse, we stand ready to be that obstacle.
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For more information, please contact the Los Angeles Chapter at (323) 599-7024 or info@la-ca.bacaworld.org

All Peoples Youth Art Exchange & Photo Exhibit

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All Peoples Community Center and Kid City Youth have the opportunity to meet Brazilian Youth through a Youth Art Exchange & Photo Exhibition! In a series of video-chat sessions, youth artists in Santos and Los Angeles will share a discussion about motives and influences for artistic expression. A Museum Photo-Exhibit in the MASS – Museu de Arte Sacra de Santos in Sao Paulo State, Brazil opens on April 28, 2018 to document this dynamic Youth Cultural Exchange. Above is a picture of the first video chat session: Kid City & All Peoples Community Center taking a selfie and sending love to their new friends in Brazil.

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.

SYEP Financial Literacy Class

YouthSource Financial Literacy Workshops by FSC Career Coach Noel Lopez

Most financial experts agree that stimulating financial conversations with children is directly related to raising financially savvy children. Although, we all know parental wisdom has stood the test of time, it takes a bit more effort to teach children sound financial management. This is why All Peoples FamilySource Center’s mission is to help support, expose, and properly equip adults and their children to achieve financial stability and happiness.

In collaboration with All Peoples’ FamilySource and YouthSource centers, a workshop was created to deliver financial literacy workshops catering to South Los Angeles Youth. The workshop was designed to enhance financial wellness by preparing students on proper financial management. In the month of March, students were given a two-day financial literacy workshop targeting the following financial topics:  basic budgeting, understanding credit reports, the do’s and don’ts of credit card usage, credit monitoring apps, identity theft protection, consumer’s rights  and protection, investing in stocks, among other financial subjects.

Additionally, students were encouraged to engage in financial literacy exercises on budgeting, savings, and credit cards. The workshop concluded with fifteen enrolled youth who graduated and received a certificate of completion from the program. Eligible youth were given the opportunity to sign-up for the SaverLife program (an online program that rewards individuals for consistently saving at least $20 each month. The program lasts for 6 months and you can earn a maximum of $60.) Thus, prompting saving habits among the youth. Lastly, the youth were given the opportunity to provide feedback on the workshops:

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Youth Financial Empowerment Workshops

“After the Financial Literacy Workshop, I learned about a FICO score.  Keeping your FICO score above 750 is good because it demonstrates your responsibility. Also, I learned about identity theft.  This definitely applies to me because it can happen to anyone.  In order to protect my identity I should protect my debit card numbers, passwords, and most importantly my social security number.  Lastly, we also covered the importance of savings and investing.  Savings has always been a challenge for me, but a saving account will be very useful for the goals I have set for myself.  I learned that when investing there’s a slight difference when it comes to being federally insured.” – Dania Domingo

“In the Financial Literacy Workshop I first learned about credit.  I learned about the benefits of credit like having good credit versus the disadvantages of having bad credit. I learned about the FICO credit score and how having a high credit score looks good on you and that you’re reliable.  I also learned about bankruptcy and why and how it happens.  I also learned about our checking and savings account and how to manage our money in each one.  I learned about how we should save and invest for the future like having 10% go into our savings account.  I also learned how Banks use the money and how we get some back.  I also learned about the risks of stocks, bonds, and mutual funds.  Noel taught us about identity theft and how to be careful sharing our information and where we use our credit cards and stuff.  Overall I learned about money and how I should use it wisely.” – Enrique Marroquin

“In the Financial Literacy Workshop, I learned many beneficial things that I know will help me very soon.  One of the very first things I learned was about credit.  I learned how to get good credit, what is considered good credit and how to maintain a good credit score.  I learned about the FICO credit score and how it potentially affects your liability.  Something I found very helpful was the website that lets me check my credit score without it going down.  Another thing that I learned was the difference between a checking account and a savings account.  I learned how to manage each account and the benefits of having each account.  Something that I found very interesting was that there are more banks then what we know about and the ones that are not heard of very often are the ones that give back more.  Another topic I was interested in was the identity theft because of the website that was hacked and had the peoples information everywhere.  I learned how serious this can be and that I have to be very careful when giving out of information.  Overall the workshop really helped me realize that it’s time to learn how to manage my money wisely” – Ariadna Martinez

 

About our YouthSource Center:

All Peoples Community Center is a proud partner of the new Vernon-Central Network YouthSource Center and will now be offering new Youth Services at the Center.  For more info on Youth Programs offered, please contact (213) 747-6357 Adrian Rios ext 151 or Michelle Watson  ext 120.

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.

 

 

Now Enrolling for Summer Day Camp!

All Peoples Community Center

822 E 20th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90011

(213) 747-6357

Summer Day Camp

 

Enrollment Dates for Camp:  April 2, 2018 – May 28, 2018

Days/Times: Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Camp Dates: June 11, 2018 – July 20, 2018

Days/Times: Monday – Fridays 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

 

Summer Day Camp

 

FREE daily snacks and lunch!

Summer Program is for youth entering 2nd grade through youth entering 8th grade. Older youth can sign up to volunteer and earn volunteer hours for their High School graduation requirement.

COSTS PER WEEK:

  • $55.00 for new participants
  • $45.00 for returning participant
  • $30.00 for After-School Program Participants and FSC clients (FSC clients must be part of the program for at least 3 months)

 

Summer Day Camp

 

SUMMER 2018 CLASSES: English, Math, Art, Science, Sports, Team Building, Arts & Crafts, Nutrition, Cooking and More!!!

If you would like to register, please come into reception during our enrollment dates and times. You must bring proof of address (utility bill or residential mail), proof of income (paycheck stub), an ID, and a non-refundable $10.00 deposit per student.

 

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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.

All Peoples – Meet Our Team – Diana Avila

Let’s get to know Diana Avila, All Peoples Community Center’s After-School Program Youth Coordinator for Dunbar Village:

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Favorite Food: Italian and Mexican Food

Favorite Color: Black and Red

Favorite Sports Team: Let’s GO Lakers!

Favorite Animal: All Furry Babies

Favorite Quote/Saying: “Quiet the ego. Soften the heart. Open the mind. Be kind.”

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How would you describe All Peoples Community Center?: I would describe All Peoples Community Center as a place where people can go to and feel safe. It’s also, a place where people feel at home. It’s a great place for building life skills, meeting new people and walking away with useful resources that will help you in life.

Favorite Part of Your Job: My favorite part about my job is bonding, helping and empowering the youth.

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My Best All Peoples Story:  While working at Dunbar Village one day one of the students came to me upset because his teacher had given him a bad grade on his book report. We worked on it together and the following day he came back extremely happy and with a sticker his teacher gave him for doing such a great job on his book report. Although, I know this is my job to help the youth, it always feels rewarding to know that even the smallest act of helpfulness makes someone else’s day.

Hobbies: writing, meditating, watching shows and decorating

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Fun Fact About Me/Hidden Talent:  My olfactory receptors are more than those of the average person.

Me in 3 Words: Compassionate, Loyal and Creative

We’re so happy that Diana Avila is part of our All Peoples Family!

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.

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Empowering Our Youth! 

 

“March For Our Lives LA” was held on Saturday, March 24, 2018. Youth and Families marched in Washington D.C. for gun and weapon awareness and reform and to demand the end of mass shootings in our schools.  One of our Slate-Z Partners Community Coalition of South Los Angeles traveled to Washington D.C. with South Los Angeles Youth.

 

Seeking to stand in solidarity with the students in Florida who organized the march, the Los Angeles March was also held on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Pershing Square, and some of our All Peoples and CRCD Youth had the opportunity to stand with fellow Students Nation Wide and voice their concerns regarding gun violence and mass shootings in our school and discuss ways to help end gun violence.

 

Edna Chavez, from our Slate-Z Partner Community Coalition, gave a speech at the Washington D.C. March on behalf of our South Los Angeles Community to raise awareness regarding gun violence and the empowerment that our Youth receive from Mentorship Programs, Mental Health Resources, Paid Internships, and Job Opportunities.

 

We’re so proud of the civic engagement that our Youth have shown these past few months.  Our YouthSource Case Manager Adrian Rios has worked with our Youth on Pre-voter Registration.  Our Youth Director Deisy Huerta works with the Teens in our Summer Youth Employment Program as they mentor the younger age groups during our Summer Day Camp along with various other events throughout the year.

 

During the last CD 9 Coalition meeting, a workgroup was established to develop a plan to increase Civic Engagement in 2018.  Several organizations who work with Youth (including All Peoples, CD Tech, CRCD, A Place Called Home, and a representative from the Mayor’s office) have joined the workgroup with focus on increasing engagement of Youth in South Central Los Angeles. Increasing voter registration and participation in Neighborhood Councils were major discussion items.  The workgroup will report at the next CD 9 Coalition meeting in May, and we will keep you updated on our progress.

 

We’re proud to stand in Support of our Youth, and have strengthened our resolve to continue with our Mission to provide social services and programs that empower individuals, and promote community, respect, and self-determination for all.