All Peoples – Meet Our Team – Adrian Rios

Let’s get to know Adrian Rios, FamilySource Intake Specialist:


Favorite Food: Chiles Rellenos

Favorite Color: Royal Blue

Favorite Sports Team: LA Dodgers

Favorite Animal: Elephant

Favorite Quote/Saying: “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”


How would you describe All Peoples Community Center?: It’s a family-based organization that embraces individuality and has love for its community.

Favorite Part of Your Job: Helping families meet their goals and achievements through empowerment.

My best All Peoples story: I remember at All Peoples, the day that I was surprised on my birthday by Deisy Huerta and the High School Youth.  I got a huge birthday card that was self-made. I appreciated the birthday cake, food and gifts.  Everyone sang Happy Birthday, and I have never felt so much love.  I thanked everyone for the beautiful gesture.


Hobbies: Writing stories, playing volleyball at All Peoples, experiencing new types of cultural foods

Fun Fact About Me/Hidden Talent: I love to talk about interpreting dreams for others, even when I can’t interpret my own.

Me in 3 Words: Sociable, helpful, good listener

We’re so happy that Adrian Rios is part of our All Peoples Family!

Save-the-Date_75th Gala
All Peoples Community Center is Celebrating 75 Years!
All Peoples Community Center
  • All Peoples Community Center is a beacon of hope in South Los Angeles committed to improving the lives of youth and families. We invite you to support us on Thursday, October 19, 2017, for our 75th Anniversary Fundraiser “A Diamond in the Rough” at USC Radisson 3540 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007. The festivities will include dinner, dancing, awards and a silent auction.
 “A Diamond in the Rough”
  • Throughout our history, All Peoples has strived to improve the lives for the diverse, economically challenged residents of South Los Angeles by providing a comprehensive range of vital services, grass roots leadership, problem solving and authentic hands-on care to children, youth and their families. We assist thousands of children, youth and adults every year by offering after school programs, emergency food distribution, parenting support and leadership groups, computer and financial literacy, and domestic violence support. All Peoples is the hub in our community and a safe place for all residents to use as a platform for success.
Help Make a Difference
  • We encourage you to sponsor and support our 75th Anniversary Fundraising Celebration so that All Peoples can continue to fulfill its mission in the community. Thank you for your consideration. Please, feel free to call our Executive Director Saundra Bryant at (213) 747-6357 ext. 111 with any questions.
Become a Sponsor
Sponsors receive 4-15 Tickets to the Gala and an Ad in our Program Book. More Info

Purchase an Individual Ticket
Tickets include a 3-course plated dinner. Purchase Tickets

Brandon Hall

Congrats to Brandon Hall on his completion of the Riordan Leadership Institute Class at the Southern California Leadership Network.

Brandon is a Business Systems Analyst Associate at Capital Group, and is the newest member of our Board of Directors.  Welcome Brandon!

Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer

A special Thank You to Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer for attending our Annual All Peoples Wellness Convention.  We had a wonderful turnout, and it was great to see all Community Members come together for such an important event.  Thanks to all of our Sponsors, Donors, and Community Members for participating in the event!

Leticia Ortiz-Gonzalez

CONGRATS to Leticia Ortiz-Gonzalez, our FamilySource Center Program Coordinator and 18 year Veteran of All Peoples Community Center, for being recognized by Councilman Price as a 2017 “SHero” honoree.

A SHero is a woman who has demonstrated outstanding leadership, pride and commitment to strengthening our community. Leticia will be recognized at the 10th Annual Tribute to SHeroes Awards Luncheon and Ceremony on Feb. 19 at the Radisson Los Angeles Hotel.

The cost of the tickets is $50.00.  If you are interested in attending the event you will need to make reservations. Registrations must be paid by February 14.  The event is 1:00 – 4:00 pm  Parking is $12.00 at USC parking lot. Please RSVP by Friday, February 10, 2017.

For more information on this very special community event, please contact Nora Gutierrez at (323) 846-2651 or via email at The New 9th


Congratulations to our Executive Director, Saundra Bryant for this recognition from Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard:

Rep. Roybal-Allard Celebrates Black History Month

Washington, DC Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) released the following video statement in honor of Black History Month:

Below is a copy of Congresswoman Roybal-Allard’s statement.

“Hello, I’m Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard.  Every year during the month of February, we take time to reflect on the countless contributions that African Americans have made to this nation throughout its history.  We recognize and appreciate the collective strength that diversity brings to the United States.

“I’m inspired by African American leaders like Saundra Bryant, from our 40th Congressional District.  For more than thirty years, Saundra has been the Executive Director of All Peoples Community Center in South Los Angeles.  Over her decades of leadership at All Peoples, she has devoted herself to the well-being of her neighbors, overseeing an array of services and activities that have helped generations of local men, women, and children make ends meet and pursue their full potential.

“Black History Month not only encourages us to celebrate the progress we have made as a country, but also reminds us of the work we still have to do.  It is time to work together to find real solutions so we may ensure a better, brighter, and more equitable future for all Americans.

“I am proud to celebrate Black History Month, and I hope you will join me in celebrating the progress we have made as a nation, and recommitting ourselves to building a better tomorrow.”


We have one thing to say to our All Peoples Family and Sponsors.


What a great year we are having, and it is due to all of the encouragement and support that you, our All Peoples Family and Sponsors have given us. We are honored to announce that All Peoples Community Center has been rated one of the Top Non-Profits in the Los Angeles area for 2016!

One of the city’s oldest and most trusted place-based community organizations, All Peoples improves life for the diverse residents of South Los Angeles by providing a comprehensive range of vital services, grass roots leadership, problem solving and authentic hands-on care to children, youth and their families. We assist thousands of children, youth and adults every year by offering after school programs, emergency food distribution, parenting support groups and a safe place for all residents to use as a platform for success.

THANK YOU again for your continued support.  Together we move forward towards continued success here at All Peoples Community Center!


Come Celebrate with us:

Join us for our All Peoples Live – 2016 Gala & Fundraiser

October 27th, 2016, 6pm – 10pm

The Palm Court at the Alexandria

501 S. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013


Come enjoy exquisite cuisine, awards, a silent auction, and much more…

For Donations or In-Kind Contributions, please contact Shalanda Mays at 213.747.6357 ext 124 or smays@allpeoplescc.orgThanks and we look forward to seeing you there

RSVP: Click Here For Tickets

All Peoples Community Center has been named a Family Resource Center by the City of Los Angeles, an honor that comes with an $800,000 annual grant and a mandate to increase both family income and academic achievement in the South LA neighborhood it has long served.

“We are proud, humbled, and deeply aware of the heavy responsibility that comes with this award,” said Director Saundra Bryant. “But it aligns with our mission. It is what we do. And we have been doing it since 1942. We will make it happen.”

Bryant has named Julio Ramos, 26-year All Peoples veteran, to be Director of the Family Source Center initiative. “We can’t wait to get started,” said Ramos, “and we are in the process of hiring 16 new staff members to meet our commitments to the city and to the neighborhood.”

Ramos and team will serve a minimum of 2500 individuals during the year, and will work intensively with 375 of them to meet ambitious program goals. Delivering on these is a requirement, as the city will review All Peoples’ performance before awarding another $800,000 next year, as well as potential grants through 2021.

All Peoples will be building on an already impressive track record of community service. Last year, the center offered over 20 programs to an average of 400 people a day, six days a week, at its premises just southwest of downtown Los Angeles. All this with a staff of 23 that leverages relationships with other non-profit agencies, as well as 450+ senior volunteers.

In the proud tradition of its name, All Peoples has long embraced everyone who comes through its doors. Since 1942, the center has been the very heart of a community, roughly defined by the 90011 zip code, that has changed from Japanese-American to African-American to Latino today.

“We will continue to earn the trust of our community,” promised Director Bryant, “our work has just begun.”

Saundra Bryant, executive director of All Peoples, was recently featured in an NBC Interview with Chuck Henry of L.A.’s Channel 4 News.

Watch the interview by NBC Channel 4.

APCC was featured on NBC L.A.’s local news with Chuck Henry, highlighting the contributions and work of a former student and U.S. Marine veteran who has been giving back to the community.

See this story about the people who give back to APCC.