Parent College Workshops Fall 2018

COLLEGE CORNER: The 5-week long Parent College Workshop session ended on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. Los Angeles United School District PSA Stacy Gooding with College Advisors Susana Nieva and Elizabeth Martinez hosted the workshops which included topics such as: Attendance Matters, Pathway to College & Testing, I Can Afford College, Your College – Your Choice, and Cyber Bullying.

Our LAUSD PSA worker, Stacy Gooding, is on-site during the academic year conducting youth academic assessments, community outreach, parent workshops, and works closely with our case managers to serve our families. College Corner advisors Susana Nieva and Elizabeth Martinez are currently enrolled in college, and are able to give our Youth and Parents first-hand advice as they guide them through the College experience.

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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 Financial Empowerment Workshop

In the month of September, All Peoples FamilySource Center conducted a FSC Financial Empowerment Workshop for South Los Angeles residents. The Financial Empowerment Workshops were conducted in both English and Spanish consisting of 17 participants (8 participants enrolled in English; 9 participants enrolled in Spanish).

The Financial Empowerment program was packaged into a five-week mini-course consisting of 90 minute modules. Each week, financial instructors taught topics from the FDIC Money Smart curriculum, which is designed to help enhance financial wellness and properly educate Low-to-Moderate Income (LMI) families. Topics include the following: basic budgeting; understanding credit reports; the do’s and don’ts of credit card usage;  consumer’s right and protection; saving and investment products; among other subjects.

Parent(s) who attend a minimum of 4+ workshops are eligible to partake in the Individual Development Account (IDA) program which reward participants by matching their accounts up to $100. Once parent(s) graduate from the Financial Empowerment Workshops, they are given the opportunity to continue receiving financial guidance through our Financial Coaching program, which provides them with financial knowledge, tools, and resources to advance their overall financial well-being.

Congratulations to all of our Financial Empowerment Workshop graduates!

 

 

TAX VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – STIPEND AVAILABLE

Take an active role in your community and become a tax volunteer-a chance to touch many lives.
 
Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity in your community? Here is your change to lend a helping hand. You can learn to prepare taxes and make a difference at the same time by becoming a volunteer with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program at All Peoples Community Center.
 
You will receive quality training to provide free tax help for low-to-moderate-income families who need assistance preparing their tax returns. As a tax volunteer, you will be working at our agency at All Peoples Community Center. Once 2019 tax season begins, you will be working with families preparing their taxes. We will be open various days, nights, weekends, and we will have flexible hours to accommodate your schedule. No prior experience or schooling required, and you must be over 18.
 
If interested, please contact us as soon as possible. Please call Julio-C Ramos at 213-747-6357 extension 141.
 
Training begins soon. Please inquire now. Volunteers may receive a stipend but you must volunteer from February 6 to April 18, 2019.
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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.

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.

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 – 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!

 

We’ve reached our goal of $4,000! 

Thank you for participating in our All Peoples GivingTuesday Fundraiser! Because of your generous donations, we will be able to assist our All Peoples Youth with College Books, Tours, Transportation, Supplies, Workshops, and Application Fees.

 

If you missed out on GivingTuesday, there’s still time to give! Your gift will empower our incredible Youth to successfully complete high school and continue to a post-secondary education. DONATE NOW

 

YOUR IMPACT:

“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.

 

 

“Tomorrow’s Leaders”

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.

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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.  

 

Councilmember Price, event sponsor Toyota Financial Services employees, and Community Volunteers!

 

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.

Please contact Jennifer Santos no later than November 12, 2018 at 213.747.6357 ext 123 or jsantos@allpeoplescc.org.

 

 

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

(213) 747-6357

 

 

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 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:

 

All Peoples Executive Director Saundra Bryant (left) with Dan B Genung Visionary Leadership Award Recipient Olivia E Mitchell

 

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.

 

All Peoples FamilySource Center Director Julio Ramos (right) with Joe Ide Spirit of Community Award Recipient Jose Figueroa

 

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.

 

All Peoples Youth Director Deisy Huerta (right) presenting the Youth of the Year Award to Karina Basturo

 

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.

 

All Peoples Chair Seth Walworth with wife Sue Walworth.

 

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.

 

(pictured from left) Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, Gala Honoree Olivia E Mitchell, All Peoples Executive Director Saundra Bryant, and Gala Honoree Jose Figueroa

 

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.

 

All Peoples Executive Director Saundra Bryant with Staff and Interns

 

“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!

 

 

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.

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 sbryant@allpeoplescc.org. Thank you for your consideration.  We look forward to keeping you up to date on our incredible Youth!

 

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

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.

 

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.