All Peoples Community Center offers Free Tax Prep!

We’re out in the Community! Jesse De La Cruz spoke to community members at John Adams Middle School on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 about our free tax services offered at All Peoples.

Please contact Jesse at (213) 747-6357 ext 119 for more information. Make sure to ask about EITC – You may qualify for up to $6,000 cash back!

It’s estimated that 20% of L.A. County residents are not claiming the Federal and State Earned Income Tax Credits (#EITC) who qualify. That’s $566 million dollars not coming back to families and our Communities. Claim What’s Yours! Free Tax Prep LA can Help!

FREE Tax Preparation:

  • It’s FREE – Free tax preparation services for families who meet eligibility requirements.
  • It’s QUICK – If you are due a refund, you can get it in as few as 5-8 days!
  • It’s SECURE – We use the same software a paid Tax Preparer would use.

Documents You Will Need:

  • Valid Identification Card
  • Social Security or ITIN Cards for everyone included in the tax return
  • W2, 1099, or any other income forms
  • The previous years tax return (2015)
  • FOR DIRECT DEPOSIT: Please bring your bank account information with a routing number or a voided check

Benefits of Filing:

  • QUALIFY for the Earned Income Tax Credit & Child Tax Credit
  • FASTER REFUND with electronic filing
  • SAVE MONEY by eliminating check cashing fees and getting your refund direct deposit into your bank

Appointments only.

Please Call Jesse at 213.747.6357 ext 119 to schedule an appointment.

All Peoples – Meet Our Team – Noel Lopez

Let’s get to know Noel Lopez, All Peoples Community Center’s Financial Coach:

(pictured from Left Career Coach Mario Calderon, Broadway Federal Bank Assistant VP Jose Figueroa, and Financial Coach Noel Lopez)

Favorite Food: New York Style Pizza

Favorite Color: Blue

Favorite Animal: Dolphin

Favorite Sports Team: Dodgers

Favorite Quote/Saying: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

 

How would you describe All Peoples Community Center? I would describe All Peoples as a “second home” of the community. Over time, All Peoples has built a sense of advocacy, community, integrity, and value in South Los Angeles. All Peoples distinguishes itself from other nonprofits because it is deeply rooted in the community and understands the socio-economic issues of its residents. Thus, providing key services and resources that aim towards improving the overall wellness of the community are deeply appreciated by the residents.

Favorite Part of Your Job: My favorite part of my job is interacting with the community and supporting their financial goals. In South LA, it is difficult for residents to achieve financial stability when dealing with adverse economic forces (i.e. mismanaged credit, delinquent bills, high unemployment and underemployment rate, limited access to capital and asset building resources, among other concerns). Thus, the opportunity to provide financial education workshops and one-on-one financial coaching sessions to improve their financial outlook is very gratifying.

My Best All Peoples Story: It’s difficult to highlight because I am grateful to be part of a few success stories in collaboration with my colleagues. But, if I had to select one, I would underline the YouthSource Center Financial Literacy workshop. This workshop was a pilot program in collaboration with All Peoples’ FamilySource Center and YouthSource Center to educate the youth on proper financial management. The workshop was a complete success which included 15+ youth involved in the program. After their graduation, the youth sent me a letter of appreciation and demonstrated their knowledge gained from the program.

Hobbies: Reading, listening to podcast, volunteer work, going out with friends, learning the latest songs and dance moves (it’s getting harder and harder to keep up with these kids!).

Fun Fact About Me/Hidden Talent: Besides dancing, I love doing voice impersonations. Some of my favorites include Mickey Mouse, Kermit the Frog, Yogi the Bear, and Stitch.

Me in 3 Words: Compassionate, Creative, and Friendly

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

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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.

 

 

Congrats FamilySource Center Graduates!

ESL beginners

Congratulations to our ESL beginners graduating class! We would also like to give a special Thank You to Los Angeles Trade Technical College Instructor Brittany Olayele for her work at All Peoples. FamilySource Programs will resume in 2019. ESL Classes are scheduled to begin January 2019. Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

 

Citizenship Classes

Congratulations to Bibiana Granados Gonzalez and Andrea Granados who have passed their citizenship tests! For information regarding our free classes with Instructor Ana Cubas, please contact Leticia Ortiz-Gonzales at (213) 747-6357 ext 121 or lortiz@allpeoplescc.org. Childcare Provided.

 

FSC Computer Classes

FamilySource Fall 2018 Basic and Intermediate Level Computer classes have ended. The Beginners class was held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, and the Intermediate Class was held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. There was a total of 15 students who completed the program. The main purpose of these classes is to give people in the community the necessary tools on how to use a computer and how to surf the internet. Students learn (1) the basic parts of a computer, (2) how to use the internet, (3) how to pay bills on line, (4) how to create an email account, (5) how to use Office programs; MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and (6) how to create a basic webpage. We have completed all our computer sessions for the year, and will be offering more FSC computer classes next year in January 2019. Congratulations to all of our graduates!

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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.

 

 

46th Annual RSVP Luncheon

Our 46th Annual Retired Senior Volunteer Program Luncheon was held on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at All Peoples Community Center. We would like to thank our RSVP Members for your continued dedication to our South LA Community! Also, Thank You to the Advisory Council, FamilySource Adult and Youth Volunteers, and Councilman Curren Price for the donation of tables and chairs.

RSVP’s purpose is to recruit persons 55+ to become involved in meaningful volunteer opportunities in order to make a difference in their lives and the lives of others in our Community.

What ways can you  help?

  • Food Distribution
  • Healthy Activities for Seniors
  • Outreach and Education to Seniors
  • Telephone Reassurance
  • Helping Veterans
  • Serve on Advisory Board & Nonprofit
  • Public Safety
  • Emergency Preparedness

Are you ready to get involved?  Please contact Jennifer Santos at (213) 747-6357 ext. 123 or jsantos@allpeoplescc.org  for more information!

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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.

 

 

FSC College Corner

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.

 

 

All Peoples Youth Soccer Team

Congratulations to our All Peoples Minors and Juniors on a wonderful 2018 soccer season. On Saturday, November 3, 2018, our Juniors won their Championship game.  Congrats to all our of our Youth on a job well done! We would also like to acknowledge Coach David Solis who brings out the best in our Youth by being a true example of heart, passion and teamwork. We’re already looking forward to next season!

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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.

 

 

Youth Bikes and Helmets!

All Peoples would like to Thank Chris Maffris and his Team at Meta Housing Corporation for their generous donation of bikes and helmets for some of our All Peoples Youth! Youth and Families were pleasantly surprised to find out that they were receiving bikes, and would like to extend their regards to Meta Housing Corporation for the wonderful gifts.

 

All Peoples would like to Thank Rev. Young Jun Yang, Associate Regional Minister, and the Pastors of PROK – The Presbyterian Church in the Republic of Korea for visiting the Center on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. During the Pastors’ trip to Southern California, they stopped by All Peoples and took a tour of our facilities.  We look forward to keeping in touch with PROK as our message and mission of Real Solutions, Real Heart, and Real Service continues to spread throughout the non-profit community.

If you are interested in scheduling a tour of All Peoples, please contact us at allpeoples@allpeoplescc.org for more information.

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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 Board of Directors

 

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.

 

 

Community Clean-up

On Saturday, October 27, 2018 All Peoples Middle and High School Youth participated in Best Start Metro LA’s Community Clean-up event.  Youth and Parents swept sidewalks and picked up trash starting from 20th and Stanford to Stanford and Adams.  Thank you to all Community Members that took part in cleaning up our Vernon-Central Neighborhood, and thank you to Best Start Metro LA for providing breakfast. Also, Thanks to Nora Guiterrez and Councilman Curren Price for rakes, brooms, shovels and other supplies.

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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.