TAX VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – STIPEND AVAILABLE
TAX VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – STIPEND AVAILABLE
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.
All Peoples – Meet Our Team – Tania Lopez
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!
Our Goal is to Raise $4,000!
#GivingTuesday is Tuesday, November 27, 2018, and we’re getting a head start!
Your generous gift will assist with College Books, Tours, Transportation, Supplies, Workshops and Application Fees for our All Peoples Youth.
So far, we’ve raised $815 of our $4,000 goal. Will you help us cross the finish line?
“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.
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. We believe in our All Peoples Youth and support their goals and aspirations.
We know You do too.
Right now when you give, your Donation will be matched DOLLAR for DOLLAR!
Thank you for your generous donation!
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.
All Peoples Community Center
822 E 20th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90011
All Peoples Community Center’s Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner
All Peoples Community Center is hosting our Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner for our South Los Angeles Community. Volunteers are needed to make this event a success!
Thanksgiving Dinner will be held Wednesday, November 14, 2018.
Doors open at 2 pm and families will be served from 2 pm – 7 pm.
Volunteers are needed between 10 am and 8 pm.
There are four shifts available:
10 am – 2 pm
1 pm – 4 pm
3 pm – 6 pm
5 pm – 8 pm
We welcome any volunteers that are able to cover more than one shift!
Volunteer assignments include, but are not limited to slicing pies, decorating tables, check-in, seating, serving food and/or drinks and clean up.
Pre-registration for volunteers is required. Please sign up HERE.
For individual that are unable to volunteer, we are also accepting in-kind donations and financial contributions.
Thank you for your continued support!
All Peoples Community Center
822 East 20th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90011
All Peoples Annual Gala “Sowing the Seeds of Change”!
A Message from our Executive Director:
All Peoples Community Center celebrated 76 years of service to its historic South Los Angeles neighborhood with its Annual Gala “Sowing the Seeds of Change” on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at the USC Radisson. The festivities included dinner, awards and a silent auction. The evening was filled with excitement as we honored:
Olivia E. Mitchell, Assistant Chief Grants Administrator of the City of Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department, received the Dan B. Genung Visionary Leadership Award. This award honors a person of integrity who champions equal rights for all, challenges barriers that segregate individuals of different races, ethnicities, and religions, inspires people to value their own potential and reach beyond expectation; a person whose exceptional vision unifies communities, and motivates others to serve and to lead.
Jose Figueroa, Assistant Vice President, Community Partnership Manager Broadway Federal Bank, received the Joe Ide Spirit of Community Award. This award honors an individual who embraces the mission of All Peoples, who is generous of time and effort to improve the lives of others, and who demonstrates a deep and abiding commitment to the families of our South Los Angeles community.
Karina Basurto, received the Youth of the Year Award. This award honors a young participant who demonstrates outstanding character, respect for others, and exceptional promise to become a future community leader.
Attendees were treated to the premiere of All Peoples micro farm video. We are grateful to Danny Galligani, and his friend Andrew Wright for volunteering their time and energy to produce, shoot and edit the video. I’d also like to thank Bird Amble, Helen Medina, and Lindsey Kish for their assistance with editing.
A special thank you to Toyota Financial Services (TFS) our Diamond Sponsor and to all of the sponsors and donors who made the evening a great success. You can see our donors on All Peoples website allpeoplescc.org.
Last, but certainly not least the All Peoples Board of Directors and staff should be applauded for going above and beyond in making our event a total success. I am grateful for their service to the community and the Center.
We were thankful for the presence or acknowledgement by our political representatives who presented all the honorees with certificates of appreciation and encouragement; Congresswoman Lucille Roybal Allard, 40th District, State Senator Holly Mitchell, 30th District, Assembly Member Reggie Jones Sawyer, 59th District, Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas, 2nd Supervisorial District and Councilmember Curren Price, New 9th District.
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. 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.
“Sowing the Seeds of Change” is our challenge for the future of legacy of All Peoples. We will continue to work in partnership with our program participants to address the issues that they deemed relevant. We will continue to encourage our young people to believe in themselves and never give up on the dreams they have for themselves, their families and this community. As staff, we have a responsibility to inform our community members through workshops, town hall meetings and public forums. Each day, we must endeavor to provide quality service to the youth and adults who enter our doors. Real Solutions, Real Heart and Real Service is who we are yesterday, today and in the future.
For more photos the event, please visit our Facebook Page HERE!
Donate Your Air Miles to College Corner
Congrats to our very own Anthony Jimenez, YouthSource Participant and NAVA Preparatory College Academy graduate, who is now attending Cal State LA! Community Member donations given for GivingTuesday 2017 were able to provide Anthony with a laptop for College. We are so proud of Anthony, and are wishing him the very best on his next chapter!
We would like to Thank our Community Members for your continued support of our FamilySource Center’s College Corner! GivingTuesday 2018 is right around the corner, and All Peoples will be reaching out to Community Members again to help assist with gathering resources for our Youth for College Tours, Books, Transportation, Workshops, and Application Fees.
In addition to admission into local Colleges and Universities, we’re proud to report that several of our Youth are also receiving acceptance letters from out-of-state Colleges and Universities. FamilySource Center funds cannot be utilized for student transportation to college, and sometimes there are not enough resources in the YouthSource participant’s family to afford transportation. That being said, All Peoples is focusing our efforts on raising money for College and University transportation costs.
We invite you to Donate Your Air Miles to a Youth in need of transportation to College. We would like to publicly Thank Sheila Troupe who has generously paid for a YouthSource participant’s travel to Middlebury University in Burlington, Vermont. GivingTuesday 2017 Funds also assisted a YouthSource participant with traveling and moving expenses to Humboldt University. We currently have a YouthSource Participant that has been accepted to culinary school in New York, and he is in need of transportation. If you are able to sponsor this Youth or another Youth for the upcoming school year by providing air miles or a monetary donation, please contact Executive Director, Saundra Bryant at (213) 747-6357 ext 111 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your consideration. We look forward to keeping you up to date on our incredible Youth!
Real Solutions and Service to South LA
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.
All Peoples – Meet Our Team – Melanie Lopez
Let’s get to know Melanie Lopez, All Peoples Community Center’s RSVP Administrative Assistant/Youth Coordinator:
Favorite Food: PASTA!
Favorite Color: Purple
Favorite Animal: Dogs
Favorite Sports Team: Dodgers
Favorite Quote/Saying: “Learning never exhausts the mind.”
How would you describe All Peoples Community Center?All Peoples is a place that everyone can come and feel safe and accepted. No matter if they are experiencing difficulties or whatever the situation may be, the doors are always open here!
Favorite Part of Your Job:My favorite part about my job is being a small part of making a difference in someone’s life.
My Best All Peoples Story: It’s difficult to think of one story because there are so many. Anytime I get a chance to sit and talk to my [RSVP] volunteers is a good experience for sure! The stories they have to share, their life experience and advice they give is something I’ll always be grateful for.
Hobbies: Going on road trips and watching The Office
Fun Fact About Me/Hidden Talent: I used to be in gymnastics.
Me in 3 Words: Adventurous, Spontaneous and Compassionate
We’re so happy that Melanie Lopez is part of our All Peoples Family!
Parent College Workshops started on Wednesday, September 26, 2018. Workshops will be held every Wednesday from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm at All Peoples Community and FamilySource Center: 822 E 20th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90011.
“Pathway to College & Testing”
“I Can Afford College!”
“Your College, Your Choice!”
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.