All Peoples Community Center is a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Site, and we’re offering FREE Tax Preparation!*

Workers may get a larger tax refund this year because of the EITC or Earned Income Tax Credit. But to get it, you must file a tax return and claim it.

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!

Think you don’t qualify for California EITC? You might be surprised. Use this calculator from @CalEITC4Me to see if you’re eligible by clicking here: CalEITC4Me

 

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 (2017)

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 De La Cruz at 213.747.6357 ext 119 to schedule an appointment.

 

About All Peoples Community Center

All Peoples Community Center (All Peoples) is an all-encompassing neighborhood center whose mission is to provide social services and programs that empower individuals and promote community, respect, and self-determination for all.

Founded in 1942, All Peoples has served as a true safe haven and trusted place for low-income children and families in South Los Angeles.  Today, All Peoples provides a myriad of social and educational services to more than 6,600 people per year in its 20,000-square-foot center located in a residential area of South LA’s Vernon-Central neighborhood, immediately south of downtown Los Angeles. Services are designed to achieve the following goals: to help children succeed at each stage of development; to strengthen and support individuals and families and build community; to prevent violence and crime in the community and the home; to address the root causes of gang involvement; to provide job training and create job opportunities; and to help seniors stay active and engaged.

All Peoples is a vibrant hub of activity for children, youth, and families six days a week, year-round. Services include licensed extended day childcare, after school programs, academic tutoring, a computer lab, summer camp, summer jobs, an alternative high school, workforce development and career assistance, financial literacy and education, parenting classes, domestic violence support groups, food distribution, a community micro-garden, a senior volunteer program, and more.

 

READY TO GET INVOLVED?

* Volunteer opportunities at All Peoples! More Info

** In-kind and Sponsorship opportunities at All Peoples!

Please contact allpeoples@allpeoplescc.org for more information.

Search Job Opportunities currently available at All Peoples Community Center!

 

All Peoples in partnership with American Friends Service Committee’s (AFSC) Roots for Peace has started the next phase of the Community Farm.* **

 

 

South LA’s community farm members joined Crystal Gonzalez at Roots for Peace (AFSC) to work on the back area soil remediation project! Compost and amendments were added to the soil that will support this collective growing area in the near future.

Thank you to all South LA Community Members for their time and service to this project!

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About All Peoples Community Center

All Peoples Community Center (All Peoples) is an all-encompassing neighborhood center whose mission is to provide social services and programs that empower individuals and promote community, respect, and self-determination for all.

Founded in 1942, All Peoples has served as a true safe haven and trusted place for low-income children and families in South Los Angeles.  Today, All Peoples provides a myriad of social and educational services to more than 6,600 people per year in its 20,000-square-foot center located in a residential area of South LA’s Vernon-Central neighborhood, immediately south of downtown Los Angeles. Services are designed to achieve the following goals: to help children succeed at each stage of development; to strengthen and support individuals and families and build community; to prevent violence and crime in the community and the home; to address the root causes of gang involvement; to provide job training and create job opportunities; and to help seniors stay active and engaged.

All Peoples is a vibrant hub of activity for children, youth, and families six days a week, year-round. Services include licensed extended day childcare, after school programs, academic tutoring, a computer lab, summer camp, summer jobs, an alternative high school, workforce development and career assistance, financial literacy and education, parenting classes, domestic violence support groups, food distribution, a community micro-garden, a senior volunteer program, and more.

 

READY TO GET INVOLVED?

* Volunteer opportunities at All Peoples! More Info

** In-kind and Sponsorship opportunities at All Peoples!

Please contact allpeoples@allpeoplescc.org for more information.

Search Job Opportunities currently available at All Peoples Community Center!

 

Students were encouraged to stop by All Peoples on Saturday, January 26, 2019 between 9:00 am – 2:00 pm for our College Corner Super Saturday Event – Cash for College. Students received assistance filling out the FAFSA/Cal Grant and California Dream Act applications. It was a great turn out with 22 students attending the event.

College Corner Advisors also held the High School Senior Packet orientation, and will continue to provide scholarship and financial aid assistance throughout the year. For more information regarding our FamilySource College Corner, please contact 213.747.6357 ext 147.

If you’re a Parent or Student, we invite you to speak with one of our College Advisors. Please call (213) 747-6357 ext 147 for more info!

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About All Peoples Community Center

All Peoples Community Center (All Peoples) is an all-encompassing neighborhood center whose mission is to provide social services and programs that empower individuals and promote community, respect, and self-determination for all.

Founded in 1942, All Peoples has served as a true safe haven and trusted place for low-income children and families in South Los Angeles.  Today, All Peoples provides a myriad of social and educational services to more than 6,600 people per year in its 20,000-square-foot center located in a residential area of South LA’s Vernon-Central neighborhood, immediately south of downtown Los Angeles. Services are designed to achieve the following goals: to help children succeed at each stage of development; to strengthen and support individuals and families and build community; to prevent violence and crime in the community and the home; to address the root causes of gang involvement; to provide job training and create job opportunities; and to help seniors stay active and engaged.

All Peoples is a vibrant hub of activity for children, youth, and families six days a week, year-round. Services include licensed extended day childcare, after school programs, academic tutoring, a computer lab, summer camp, summer jobs, an alternative high school, workforce development and career assistance, financial literacy and education, parenting classes, domestic violence support groups, food distribution, a community micro-garden, a senior volunteer program, and more.

 

READY TO GET INVOLVED?

* Volunteer opportunities at All Peoples! More Info

** In-kind and Sponsorship opportunities at All Peoples!

Please contact allpeoples@allpeoplescc.org for more information.

Search Job Opportunities currently available at All Peoples Community Center!

 

“Banking for Seniors” Program

All Peoples Community Center has been awarded a Capital One Grant for a new Senior Financial Literacy Program.

The “Banking for Seniors” Program is designed to address the need of increasing on-line banking experience for the elderly. With the increase of technology, there has been changes in how the elderly receive social security, retirement or annuity income. There has also been changes with options to pay bills on-line or receive payments from family members through PayPal etc. In addition, many business have shifted to on-line purchases. Often our elderly have not transitioned into this new phase. On-line banking may enhance security such as stolen checks etc., but it also has the potential for abuse through scams and lack of knowledge of security protocols. Our program is designed to reach those persons who have not utilized on-line banking or with limited knowledge of its potential to improve their banking options.

“Banking for Seniors” will be available for persons 55 years and older to participate in a 4-week program facilitated by Capital One staff entitled “Ready Set Bank”. The session will be 1 hour per week and after each session, participants will have the opportunity to go to computer lab for 1 hour of hands on experience and practice. We anticipate an overall increase in the use of on-line banking, opening accounts, bill pay and review of bank products for seniors in our South LA Community. At the completion of the series, individuals will be referred for financial coaching or literacy classes offered by All Peoples Community Center.

Thank you to Capital One and their Team for this exciting collaboration! Please be on the look out for more information regarding this exciting new All Peoples program and how you can become involved!

 

After-School TEENS Program Makeover!

In December 2018, Capital One Volunteers also assisted with the remodeling our After-School TEENS Program room!* **

Thank you to Madis Limeta, Joab Mekonnen, and all Capital One volunteers for helping to remodel our After-School TEENS Program room!

We truly appreciate your support!

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About All Peoples Community Center

All Peoples Community Center (All Peoples) is an all-encompassing neighborhood center whose mission is to provide social services and programs that empower individuals and promote community, respect, and self-determination for all.

Founded in 1942, All Peoples has served as a true safe haven and trusted place for low-income children and families in South Los Angeles.  Today, All Peoples provides a myriad of social and educational services to more than 6,600 people per year in its 20,000-square-foot center located in a residential area of South LA’s Vernon-Central neighborhood, immediately south of downtown Los Angeles. Services are designed to achieve the following goals: to help children succeed at each stage of development; to strengthen and support individuals and families and build community; to prevent violence and crime in the community and the home; to address the root causes of gang involvement; to provide job training and create job opportunities; and to help seniors stay active and engaged.

All Peoples is a vibrant hub of activity for children, youth, and families six days a week, year-round. Services include licensed extended day childcare, after school programs, academic tutoring, a computer lab, summer camp, summer jobs, an alternative high school, workforce development and career assistance, financial literacy and education, parenting classes, domestic violence support groups, food distribution, a community micro-garden, a senior volunteer program, and more.

 

READY TO GET INVOLVED?

* Volunteer opportunities at All Peoples! More Info

** In-kind and Sponsorship opportunities at All Peoples!

Please contact allpeoples@allpeoplescc.org for more information.

Search Job Opportunities currently available at All Peoples Community Center!

 

Our YouthSource Team had a chance to catch up with some of our YouthSource 2017-2018 Alumni during college winter break:

  • Steve Cayetano, Middlebury University
  • Jazmín Sarabia, CSULA
  • Natalie Benitez, CSULA
  • Stephanie Ibarra, UC Merced
  • Monica Ramirez, LA Community College
  • Johana Marin, LA Community College

 

CRCD Program Coordinator and YouthSource Center Manager Latea Davis, YSC Case Manager Adrian Rios and YSC Data Intake Specialist Michelle Watson met with each Alum at CRCD – Coalition of Responsible Community Development and presented each of them with a Holiday gift card. All Peoples is tremendously proud of each of our Alumni.

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About All Peoples Community Center

All Peoples Community Center (All Peoples) is an all-encompassing neighborhood center whose mission is to provide social services and programs that empower individuals and promote community, respect, and self-determination for all.

Founded in 1942, All Peoples has served as a true safe haven and trusted place for low-income children and families in South Los Angeles.  Today, All Peoples provides a myriad of social and educational services to more than 6,600 people per year in its 20,000-square-foot center located in a residential area of South LA’s Vernon-Central neighborhood, immediately south of downtown Los Angeles. Services are designed to achieve the following goals: to help children succeed at each stage of development; to strengthen and support individuals and families and build community; to prevent violence and crime in the community and the home; to address the root causes of gang involvement; to provide job training and create job opportunities; and to help seniors stay active and engaged.

All Peoples is a vibrant hub of activity for children, youth, and families six days a week, year-round. Services include licensed extended day childcare, after school programs, academic tutoring, a computer lab, summer camp, summer jobs, an alternative high school, workforce development and career assistance, financial literacy and education, parenting classes, domestic violence support groups, food distribution, a community micro-garden, a senior volunteer program, and more.

 

READY TO GET INVOLVED?

* Volunteer opportunities at All Peoples! More Info

** In-kind and Sponsorship opportunities at All Peoples!

Please contact allpeoples@allpeoplescc.org for more information.

Search Job Opportunities currently available at All Peoples Community Center!

 

YouthSouce Center enrollment and job preparation was completed in January 2019. Some of our YouthSource Participants will be working as academic tutors after school at their current High School or at All Peoples through our All Peoples Tutoring Program Assistant Internship.

The Tutoring Program Assistant Internship was created for Youth passionate about making a positive change in underrepresented children’s lives. Intern duties vary from assisting tutees with their daily homework & school assignments, instilling a strong academic ideology to tutees, and administrative responsibilities assigned under college corner staff supervision. Interns are encouraged to be creative and encouraged to present their ideas and suggestions to better fulfill the needs of younger Youth that they are mentoring.

We welcome all of our All Peoples 2019 YouthSource Center Participants, and look forward to a wonderful year!

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About All Peoples Community Center

All Peoples Community Center (All Peoples) is an all-encompassing neighborhood center whose mission is to provide social services and programs that empower individuals and promote community, respect, and self-determination for all.

Founded in 1942, All Peoples has served as a true safe haven and trusted place for low-income children and families in South Los Angeles.  Today, All Peoples provides a myriad of social and educational services to more than 6,600 people per year in its 20,000-square-foot center located in a residential area of South LA’s Vernon-Central neighborhood, immediately south of downtown Los Angeles. Services are designed to achieve the following goals: to help children succeed at each stage of development; to strengthen and support individuals and families and build community; to prevent violence and crime in the community and the home; to address the root causes of gang involvement; to provide job training and create job opportunities; and to help seniors stay active and engaged.

All Peoples is a vibrant hub of activity for children, youth, and families six days a week, year-round. Services include licensed extended day childcare, after school programs, academic tutoring, a computer lab, summer camp, summer jobs, an alternative high school, workforce development and career assistance, financial literacy and education, parenting classes, domestic violence support groups, food distribution, a community micro-garden, a senior volunteer program, and more.

 

READY TO GET INVOLVED?

* Volunteer opportunities at All Peoples! More Info

** In-kind and Sponsorship opportunities at All Peoples!

Please contact allpeoples@allpeoplescc.org for more information.

Search Job Opportunities currently available at All Peoples Community Center!

 

All Peoples and FamilySource Center’s College Corner Advisor Susana supports Giselle in her goals and aspirations.

Meet Giselle. Giselle is a genuine, hardworking high school student who cares about her education and love sports. In the 9th grade, Giselle led her soccer team to an undefeated season, and went on to win the Ocean League and Los Angeles City Section Championship. Giselle has been playing sports since she was 8 years and has a 4.1 GPA.

Giselle is currently attending a high school hybrid at USC, and has started contemplating her future. She stopped in All Peoples FamilySource Center’s College Corner seeking guidance regarding college admissions, academic requirements and scholarship opportunities that align with her goals and aspirations.

College Advisor Susana Nieva met with Giselle and discussed potential careers. They conducted salary, career options and college research based on Giselle’s likes and interests, and were able to pin point possible career paths: kinesiology and physical therapy. After narrowing down the colleges that offered the necessary degrees, Susana assisted Giselle with several potential scholarships and application forms. Susana explained that all of Giselle’s academic and athletic accomplishments can impact the chances of winning scholarships.

Giselle also plans to do her volunteer hours at All Peoples. She met with Jennifer Santos, RSVP Director, who explained the volunteer process and paperwork needed to get started.

Because of Giselle’s raw talent and hard work and with a little direction from a caring College Advisor, Giselle is one step closer to achieving her goals!

If you’re a Parent or Student, we invite you to speak with one of our College Advisors. Please call (213) 747-6357 ext 147 for more info!

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About All Peoples Community Center

All Peoples Community Center (All Peoples) is an all-encompassing neighborhood center whose mission is to provide social services and programs that empower individuals and promote community, respect, and self-determination for all.

Founded in 1942, All Peoples has served as a true safe haven and trusted place for low-income children and families in South Los Angeles.  Today, All Peoples provides a myriad of social and educational services to more than 6,600 people per year in its 20,000-square-foot center located in a residential area of South LA’s Vernon-Central neighborhood, immediately south of downtown Los Angeles. Services are designed to achieve the following goals: to help children succeed at each stage of development; to strengthen and support individuals and families and build community; to prevent violence and crime in the community and the home; to address the root causes of gang involvement; to provide job training and create job opportunities; and to help seniors stay active and engaged.

All Peoples is a vibrant hub of activity for children, youth, and families six days a week, year-round. Services include licensed extended day childcare, after school programs, academic tutoring, a computer lab, summer camp, summer jobs, an alternative high school, workforce development and career assistance, financial literacy and education, parenting classes, domestic violence support groups, food distribution, a community micro-garden, a senior volunteer program, and more.

 

READY TO GET INVOLVED?

* Volunteer opportunities at All Peoples! More Info

** In-kind and Sponsorship opportunities at All Peoples!

Please contact allpeoples@allpeoplescc.org for more information.

Search Job Opportunities currently available at All Peoples Community Center!

 

All Peoples Community Center’s Board of Directors have elected the following Board Officers for 2019:

Chairperson: Seth Walworth, right

 

Vice Chairperson: Amanda Trefethen, far left

 

Secretary: Christine Galligani

 

Treasurer: Harry Steinway (not pictured)

 

Our Elected Officials have a passion for service and have been heavily involved in the South Los Angeles Community for many years. We look forward to their leadership as we continue to push forward with our mission to provide social services and programs that empower individuals and promote community, respect and self-determination for all.

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All Peoples Staff Retreat

All Peoples Community Center’s Staff Retreat was held from Wednesday, January 2, 2019 to Wednesday, January 9, 2019. The week was focused on Team Building, Training Exercises, and Program planning for the year. Staff also participated in a South Central Community Tour to reacquaint senior staff and provide new staff with the history of South Central and a better understanding of current community needs.

Thank you to The Watts Senior Citizen Center, Constituency Center Council District 9, Vernon-Central/LATTC WorkSource Center, Mercado La Paloma, Esperanza Community Housing, and the Magnolia Community Initiative for providing tour guides for their facilities and conducting Q&A sessions with staff.

Magnolia Community Initiative

 

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About All Peoples Community Center

All Peoples Community Center (All Peoples) is an all-encompassing neighborhood center whose mission is to provide social services and programs that empower individuals and promote community, respect, and self-determination for all.

Founded in 1942, All Peoples has served as a true safe haven and trusted place for low-income children and families in South Los Angeles.  Today, All Peoples provides a myriad of social and educational services to more than 6,600 people per year in its 20,000-square-foot center located in a residential area of South LA’s Vernon-Central neighborhood, immediately south of downtown Los Angeles. Services are designed to achieve the following goals: to help children succeed at each stage of development; to strengthen and support individuals and families and build community; to prevent violence and crime in the community and the home; to address the root causes of gang involvement; to provide job training and create job opportunities; and to help seniors stay active and engaged.

All Peoples is a vibrant hub of activity for children, youth, and families six days a week, year-round. Services include licensed extended day childcare, after school programs, academic tutoring, a computer lab, summer camp, summer jobs, an alternative high school, workforce development and career assistance, financial literacy and education, parenting classes, domestic violence support groups, food distribution, a community micro-garden, a senior volunteer program, and more.

 

READY TO GET INVOLVED?

* Volunteer opportunities at All Peoples! More Info

** In-kind and Sponsorship opportunities at All Peoples!

Please contact allpeoples@allpeoplescc.org for more information.

Search Job Opportunities currently available at All Peoples Community Center!

 

All Peoples February Youth of the Month – America Basurto

America Basurto  is being honored as our All Peoples February Youth of the Month!

“I like coming to All Peoples because I get to spend time with my friends. I also get to socialize with other people. I like to participate and help organize every fundraiser we do to accomplish certain goals. Of course I focus on my homework too, and I know I can go to my coordinator for help.” ~ America Basurto, Age 15, Grade 10

Make sure to follow America on our All Peoples Instagram www.instagram.com/allpeoplesla/ as she shares pictures and stories throughout the month of her experience at All Peoples Community Center on our social media page!

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A Message from our Executive Director Saundra Bryant:

The All Peoples After-School “Tomorrow’s Leaders” Program currently serves approximately 279 students ranging from 1st – 12th grade. Services are offered onsite at All Peoples as well as Dunbar Village, Adams and Central, Casa Figueroa and Washington 702. All program locations operate Monday through Friday from 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm.

The structure of our All Peoples After-School “Tomorrow’s Leaders” Program allows ample time throughout the week for healthy snacks, academic assistance, recreational activities, and social development. Student performance throughout the year is monitored by collecting report cards and giving students a pre and post-test in math and reading using the STAR assessment program.

Based on reports, 67.5% of our students showed an increase in their reading level by minimum of a full point and 23.7% of the students maintained the same reading level. In math, 77.6% of our students showed an increase in their math level and 15.7% maintained the same math level. Staff’s main focus is to consistently work with students to improve in the areas in which they are lacking academically. Staff maintains a constant and close relationship with the school, teachers, and parents in order to help improve the student’s academic performance.

For 2019, we will start highlighting our All Peoples After-School “Tomorrow Leaders” Program by featuring a “Youth of the Month” on our website. The Youth recognized for the Month will showcase their experience in the All Peoples After-School “Tomorrow’s Leaders” Program by posting pictures and stories on our All Peoples Instagram Page using hashtag #TomorrowsLeaders. We encourage you to support our Youth by following them on Instagram as we empower them to be the change that they want to see in their schools and community.

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About All Peoples Community Center

All Peoples Community Center (All Peoples) is an all-encompassing neighborhood center whose mission is to provide social services and programs that empower individuals and promote community, respect, and self-determination for all.

Founded in 1942, All Peoples has served as a true safe haven and trusted place for low-income children and families in South Los Angeles.  Today, All Peoples provides a myriad of social and educational services to more than 6,600 people per year in its 20,000-square-foot center located in a residential area of South LA’s Vernon-Central neighborhood, immediately south of downtown Los Angeles. Services are designed to achieve the following goals: to help children succeed at each stage of development; to strengthen and support individuals and families and build community; to prevent violence and crime in the community and the home; to address the root causes of gang involvement; to provide job training and create job opportunities; and to help seniors stay active and engaged.

All Peoples is a vibrant hub of activity for children, youth, and families six days a week, year-round. Services include licensed extended day childcare, after school programs, academic tutoring, a computer lab, summer camp, summer jobs, an alternative high school, workforce development and career assistance, financial literacy and education, parenting classes, domestic violence support groups, food distribution, a community micro-garden, a senior volunteer program, and more.

 

READY TO GET INVOLVED?

* Volunteer opportunities at All Peoples! More Info

** In-kind and Sponsorship opportunities at All Peoples!

Please contact allpeoples@allpeoplescc.org for more information.

Search Job Opportunities currently available at All Peoples Community Center!