Let’s get to know Elizabeth Martinez, All Peoples Community Center’s College Advisor:
Favorite Food: Pozole
Favorite Color: Red
Favorite Animal: Cheetahs
Favorite Quote: “Every Cloud has a silver lining.”
How would you describe All Peoples Community Center: All Peoples Community Center is a safe place where community members can come and be assisted with resources that they need without being judged. The community members are given love, respect, compassion and much more.
Favorite Part of Your Job:The Favorite part of my job is getting to know most of the community members and getting to know their personal stories and know how All Peoples Community Center assisted them.
My best All Peoples story:My best All Peoples story was the first year I was in charge of the tutoring program during Christmas time we had our last day of program dinner. All Peoples was able to provide toys for the children I was also able to get donations from community residents. Those donations consisted of waters, toys, candy bags and much more seeing the children’s full of happiness was priceless.
Hobbies:Reading, spending time with family, writing, traveling, listening to Music and finding new DIY Projects
Fun Fact About Me/Hidden Talent: I believe my talent is having everything organized and color coordinated.
Me in 3 Words: loving, determined, powerful
We’re so happy that Elizabeth is part of our All Peoples Family!
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.
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