Claim What’s Yours

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Claim What’s Yours

Tax Prep

IRS-certified Tax Volunteers

It’s estimated that 20% of L.A. County residents are not claiming the Federal and State Earned Income Tax Credits (#EITC) who qualify. That’s $566 million dollars not coming back to families and our Communities. Claim What’s Yours! Free Tax Prep LA can Help!

 

FREE Tax Preparation:

  • It’s FREE – Free tax preparation services for families who meet eligibility requirements.
  • It’s QUICK – If you are due a refund, you can get it in as few as 5-8 days!
  • It’s SECURE – We use the same software a paid Tax Preparer would use.

Documents You Will Need:

  • Valid Identification Card
  • Social Security or ITIN Cards for everyone included in the tax return
  • W2, 1099, or any other income forms
  • The previous years tax return (2015)
  • FOR DIRECT DEPOSIT: Please bring your bank account information with a routing number or a voided check

Benefits of Filing:

  • QUALIFY for the Earned Income Tax Credit & Child Tax Credit
  • FASTER REFUND with electronic filing
  • SAVE MONEY by eliminating check cashing fees and getting your refund direct deposit into your bank

Appointments only.

Please Call Susana at 213.747.6357 to schedule an appointment.

Financial Literacy Graduates!

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Financial Literacy Graduates

Financial Literacy Graduates

We’re celebrating with our 14 Graduates on completing their Financial Literacy Courses. Topics included Budgeting, Credit Building, Savings and Investments, and Identify Theft. All Peoples in partnership with Broadway Federal Bank provided bank accounts for all participants and matched all money saved during the 6-week financial course.  Don’t miss out on this great course! Please contact Financial Coach Noel Lopez at (213) 747-6357 ext 133 for more information!
Sample Course Schedule:

ENGLISH FINANCIAL LITERACY WORKSHOPS

(Five Consecutive Mondays)

DATE TIME TOPIC
TBD 5:00PM-6:30PM BUDGETING
TBD 5:00PM-6:30PM CREDIT BUILDING
TBD 5:00PM-6:30PM BASICS OF BANKING
TBD 5:00PM-6:30PM SAVINGS AND INVESTMENTS
TBD 5:00PM-6:30PM IDENTITY THEFT/GRADUATION CEREMONY

 

SPANISH FINANCIAL LITERACY WORKSHOPS

(Five Consecutive Wednesdays)

DATE TIME TOPIC
TBD 10:00 AM-11:30 AM BUDGETING
TBD 10:00 AM-11:30 AM CREDIT BUILDING
TBD 10:00 AM-11:30 AM BASICS OF BANKING
TBD 10:00 AM-11:30 AM SAVINGS AND INVESTMENTS
TBD 10:00 AM-11:30 AM IDENTITY THEFT/GRADUATION CEREMONY

To qualify, participants must be enrolled in FamilySource or have children between the ages of 7-17 and live within Washington and Slauson; Alameda and 110 FW.

Participants must save $20 each session towards opening a bank account at Broadway Federal Bank. At the completion of the course, All Peoples Community Center with match the $100 saved.

Please contact our Financial Coach Noel Lopez at (213) 747-6357 ext 133 or NLopez@Coalitionrcd.org for more information.

GivingTuesday Update: College Corner

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GivingTuesday Update: College Corner

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Congrats Stephanie and Brian on your acceptance letters!

This past November, our Community Members came together for #GivingTuesday to support our “Tomorrow’s Leaders – College Readiness” Program. Donations went towards Books, College Tours, Bus Transportation, College Workshops, and Application Fees.  We’re proud to report that we’ve received 9 admission acceptance letters for our All Peoples “Tomorrow’s Leaders” Program participants. The colleges include Cal State LA (4), Humboldt State University (2), East Bay (1), Cal State Channel Islands (1), and Mt. Saint Mary’s Univ. (1). Our College Advisors are continuing to promote the new initiative taken by the city Los Angeles College Promise and make sure that our Youth know that “College is Possible”.

Our College Advisor David Solis holding a Parent Workshop.

 

Congrats to our Youth and we would like Thank our Community for your continued support!

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Don’t forget that you can help support All Peoples while shopping on AmazonSmile! Amazon will donate a percentage of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to All Peoples Community Center whenever you shop on AmazonSmile. Thanks for your continued support! SHOP

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DONATE TO ALL PEOPLES

The tax deductible donation that you make to All Peoples enables us to continue serving the South Los Angeles community with REAL SOLUTIONS and REAL HEART.

If you would like to make an In-Kind Contribution, please contact Shalanda Mays at smays@allpeoplescc.org  or 213-747-6357 ext 124.

ALL PEOPLES COMMUNITY CENTER IS A NON-PROFIT 501 (C)(3) ORGANIZATION, AND ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTABLE. Thank you in advance for your generous donation. DONATE NOW

 

SYEP Orientation

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SYEP Orientation

Summer youth Employment Program

During the 2nd week of February, we held SYEP (Summer Youth Employment Program) orientation. CRCD and YouthSource Staff held mock interviews with YouthSource Participants during Professional Enrichment Training.  We look forward to sharing updates on the progress of our YouthSource Participants.

YouthSource Participants

Thanks to Big Sunday for their donations of professional attire for our YouthSource Participants.

Open positions are still available for Youth interesting in the Summer Youth Employment Program. Please contact Adrian Rios at (213) 747-6357 ext 151 or arios@allpeoplescc.org for more information.

Free Tax Prep

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All Peoples Community Center offers FREE Tax Preparation!

822 E 20th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90011

For Appointments: (213) 747-6357

 

FREE Tax Preparation:

  • It’s FREE – Free tax preparation services for families who meet eligibility requirements.
  • It’s QUICK – If you are due a refund, you can get it in as few as 5-8 days!
  • It’s SECURE – We use the same software a paid Tax Preparer would use.

Documents You Will Need:

  • Valid Identification Card
  • Social Security or ITIN Cards for everyone included in the tax return
  • W2, 1099, or any other income forms
  • The previous years tax return (2015)
  • FOR DIRECT DEPOSIT: Please bring your bank account information with a routing number or a voided check

Benefits of Filing:

  • QUALIFY for the Earned Income Tax Credit & Child Tax Credit
  • FASTER REFUND with electronic filing
  • SAVE MONEY by eliminating check cashing fees and getting your refund direct deposit into your bank

Appointments only.

Please Call Susana at 213.747.6357 to schedule an appointment.

Saundra Bryant EITC Press Conference

Adam Rodriguez and Executive Director Saundra Bryant at a Press Conference to promote Free Tax Services and EITC.

 

A Program sponsored and funded by the

City of Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department.

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I Got the Job

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Congrats to Mayra Ramos who obtained employment through our WorkSource Center!

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Pictured left to right: Jocelyn Rodriguez (Mayra’s Career Coach), Jessica Fuentes (Career Coach managing TLH program), Mayra Ramos (WSC Participant).

Mayra Ramos encountered the Vernon-Central/LATTC WorkSource Center in August of 2017 while seeking immediate employment services. Mayra migrated from Honduras in search of stability, safety, and better employment opportunities. However, seeking employment in the United States with English as a Second Language made the outcome all the more difficult.  She’d enrolled in English as a Second Language and Intermediate computer courses to enhance her skills and compete with other job seekers. Her previous work experience consisted of care-giving and housekeeping, but she was searching for a position that provided professional growth.

Upon enrolling at the Vernon-Central/LATTC WorkSource, Mayra was assisted with resume development and was referred for the Targeted Local Hire Program (TLH) with the City of Los Angeles. Shortly after attending the TLH orientation, Mayra was selected from the pool of candidates. She immediately submitted her resume for consideration for a position with the Public Library department. Mayra was assisted in preparing for the interview and was provided interview clothing by Dress for Success. The hiring process with the city of Los Angeles has an extensive waiting period however, Mayra refused to settle for another employment option and kept hope alive for this opportunity.

On December of 2017, Mayra received the best Christmas present: a New Hire Offer letter with the City of Los Angeles as an Administrative Assistant with the Los Angeles Public Library. Mayra began the New Year in process for the opportunity she’d been seeking. Her new employer contacted her early January 2018 with her assigned work site and work schedule. Mayra’s start date was scheduled for January 22, 2018.

Through the process, she was able to maintain communication with her Career Coach and provide with feedback. Once hired, Mayra provided words of encouragement for current job seekers:

“Siempre hay ayuda; Nosotros tenemos que buscarla!”

Translates to: “There is always help; it’s up to us to seek it!”

If you’re currently in need of assistance, please contact our Career Coach Jocelyn Rodriguez at (213) 747-6357 ext 132.

Family Movie Night

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M.E.J.O.R Group presents FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT:

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Despicable Me

 

The M.E.J.O.R. Group cordially invites you and your family to come and enjoy a movie with us on

Friday, February 9, 2018

The money raised will go to benefit family recreational activities.

 

We will be selling: Nachos, Hot Dogs, Pizza, Soda and More!

Place: All Peoples Community Center: 822 E. 20th St. LA CA 90011

     Time: 5:30pm

     Price for entrance to movie: $1.00 per person

     For more information call: Laura Ramirez at (213)747-6357 ext. 119

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

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COLLEGE CORNER:  The Hispanic Scholarship Fund application deadline is March 30th!

The HSF Scholarship is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree. Scholarships are available, on a competitive basis, to: High school seniors, Undergraduate students (all years), Community college students transferring to four year universities, Graduate Students.

Awards are based on merit; amounts range from $500 to $5,000, based on relative need, among the Scholars selected.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be of Hispanic Heritage
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for High School Students
  • Minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for College and Graduate Students
  • Plan to enroll Full-Time in an accredited, not-for-profit, 4-year university, or graduate school, during the FALL of a scholarship cycle (year)
  • U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA)
  • Complete FAFSA or state based financial aid application (if applicable)

OTHER

  • All majors and graduate fields accepted
  • Emphasis on STEM majors

For more info, please contact College Advisors David Solis and Susana Nieva at (213) 747-6357 ext 147.

 

Meet our Team – Jocelyn Rodriguez

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All Peoples – Meet Our Team – Jocelyn Rodriguez

Let’s get to know Jocelyn Rodriguez, All Peoples Community Center and WorkSource Center’s Career Coach:

Jocelyn Rodriguez

Favorite Food: Panes Rellenos

Favorite Color: Blue

Favorite Sports Team: LA Dodgers

Favorite Animal: Dogs

Favorite Quote/Saying: “May your choices reflect your hopes not your fears.”

Jocelyn Rodriguez

How would you describe All Peoples Community Center?: All Peoples Community Center is a safe haven within the Community with a mission to serve in every way possible.

Favorite Part of Your Job: Building professional relationships with participants and seeing them reach the first step towards stability.

Jocelyn Rodriguez

My best All Peoples story: Helping a WorkSource participant with her employment process.  She was assisted with resume development and was referred to the Targeted Local Hire Program with the City of Los Angeles.  She was case managed through the entire process and was interviewed then hired with the City of Los Angeles.  The participant now works for a Los Angeles City Public Library.

Hobbies: Reading, Photography, Writing

Jocelyn Rodriguez

Fun Fact About Me/Hidden Talent:  I’ve traveled to Machava, Mozambique.

Me in 3 Words: Dependable, Friendly, and Creative

We’re so happy that Jocelyn Rodriguez is part of our All Peoples Family!