The All Peoples 22nd Annual Health, Resource and Book Fair was held on Saturday, June 1, 2019. Community members were able to receive free vision exams, mammograms, oral health presentations, glucose and blood pressure screenings, free reading glasses to children under 18 with vision deficiencies, pedestrian and bicycle safety presentations, dental screenings and Scholastic 2 for 1 books.
The LA Host Lions conducted the vision screening at All Peoples from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. They screened a total of 105 people of which there were 69 adults and 36 children. Of those screened 32 adults received reading eyeglasses, 35 passed and 38, mostly children, were referred for further evaluation under our Lark Ellen grant to the Southern California College of Optometry. All Peoples would like to thank the LA Host Lions for conducting the vision screening during the fair.
All Peoples would also like to thank our Sponsors who helped to make the event possible: Simply Ink, 2120 Kuts, Marquez Meats, El Panon Bakery, Lucia’s Discount Store, Guadalupana Bakery, GS Mart, M.E.J.O.R. Group, World Harvest Food Bank, Clemente Gutierrez, and Ricardo Macias. We appreciate your support, and on behalf of our staff and event attendees, thank you for helping to empower our community.
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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