Let’s get to know Reyna Murio, All Peoples Community Center’s FSC Data Intake Specialist:

Favorite Food: Seafood Soup (Chili on the side)

Favorite Color: Navy Blue

Favorite Quote:“Dear optimist, pessimist, and realist, while you guys were arguing about the glass of water, I drank it. Sincerely, the opportunist.”

How would you describe All Peoples Community Center:All Peoples is a welcoming center full of people who are ready to help the community. Many families and individuals walk in needing help and receive­­­­ much more in the long run. This is a place where people can come and just be themselves. They can express themselves without the fear of being judged.

 

Favorite Part of Your Job:My favorite part is knowing every day I help someone with something, from donations, discounts with their Metro TAP or just listening to them. I am happy to assist every client that I can with all the different services/resources the center offers. I love seeing people change to better their life. I love hearing updates and knowing I helped in any way that I could to make those changes.

My best All Peoples story: My All Peoples best moments always happen during the ESL classes; the participants are amazing and nice. They are always very cheerful, bouncy and eager to learn. The participants always stop by and express how their day went or how they are improving their English skills. One parent enjoys greeting me in English and having small conversations even when she struggles she never gives up and has improved so much. It feels good being a part of something so amazing and simple, helping not only the young but everyone.

Hobbies: Reading, Traveling, Collecting

Fun Fact About Me/Hidden Talent: I can eat seafood soup every day! I love it that much.

 

 

Me in 3 Words: Ambitious, Generous, and Witty

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

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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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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.

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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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Meet Ms. Polanco. Chantal Polanco is a 17 year old youth who was referred to All Peoples Community Center by Coalition for Responsible Community Development (CRCD). Ms. Polanco along with her siblings and mother, Sandra Mandujano, joined All Peoples in March of 2019. She met with YouthSource Case Manager, Adrian Rios, and Los Angeles Unified School District PSA Counselor, Stacy Gooding, who found out that Ms. Polanco and her family could benefit from case management services.

Chantal was working for CRCD, hosted by All Peoples, since November 2018, and has completed her youth employment hours. Ms. Polanco inquired about youth educational services, professional enrichment, and college preparedness workshops and resources currently available at the All Peoples FamilySource Center. She participated in the two-week financial literacy classes and became an After School Program Leader.

Through the case management assessment, FamilySource Case Manager Yessenia Villacorta discovered that Ms. Polanco needed housing assistance, employment advocacy, educational support including senior extra-curricular activities, and post-secondary education assistance. She graduated from John C. Freemont High School on June 6, 2019. Case Manager Yessenia Villacorta attended Ms. Polanco’s graduation to congratulate her on meeting her goal of obtaining a high school diploma. Because of Ms. Polanco’s determination and with the advocacy provided by her FamilySource Case Manager, Ms. Polanco is on track of enrolling into college to become a Therapist.

 

Pictured, FSC Case Manager Yessenia Villacorta and Chantal Polanco

FamilySource Center services are available at All Peoples Community Center year-around. Please contact Yessenia at (213) 747-6357 Ext. 129 or yvillacorta@allpeoplescc.org for more information regarding the services available.

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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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Kevin Hernandez is being honored as our All Peoples July Youth of the Month!

“I like to come to All Peoples to meet new friends and because it is fun. I really like the staff because they are so nice.” ~ Kevin Hernandez, Age 10, Grade 5

What do you want to be when you grow up? “When I grow up I would like to be a police officer because they are brave, and I want to show that I am brave.”

Make sure to follow Kevin on our All Peoples Instagram HERE as we share pictures and stories throughout the month of his experience at All Peoples Community Center on our social media page!

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A Message from our Executive Director Saundra Bryant:

The All Peoples After-School “Tomorrow’s Leaders” Program currently serves approximately 279 students ranging from 1st – 12th grade. Services are offered onsite at All Peoples as well as Dunbar Village, Adams and Central, Casa Figueroa and Washington 702. All program locations operate Monday through Friday from 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm.

The structure of our All Peoples After-School “Tomorrow’s Leaders” Program allows ample time throughout the week for healthy snacks, academic assistance, recreational activities, and social development. Student performance throughout the year is monitored by collecting report cards and giving students a pre and post-test in math and reading using the STAR assessment program.

Based on reports, 67.5% of our students showed an increase in their reading level by minimum of a full point and 23.7% of the students maintained the same reading level. In math, 77.6% of our students showed an increase in their math level and 15.7% maintained the same math level. Staff’s main focus is to consistently work with students to improve in the areas in which they are lacking academically. Staff maintains a constant and close relationship with the school, teachers, and parents in order to help improve the student’s academic performance.

For 2019, we will start highlighting our All Peoples After-School “Tomorrow Leaders” Program by featuring a “Youth of the Month” on our website. The Youth recognized for the Month will showcase their experience in the All Peoples After-School “Tomorrow’s Leaders” Program by posting pictures and stories on our All Peoples Instagram Page using hashtag #TomorrowsLeaders. We encourage you to support our Youth by following them on Instagram as we empower them to be the change that they want to see in their schools and community.

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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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Are you 55+ and looking to make a difference in a child’s life? Join the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) at All Peoples Community Center! RSVP is currently looking for individuals who are ready to make a positive impact in the life of a child. Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring
  • Reading to Children
  • Sports League Assistant
  • Child care assistants
  • And more!

You may be asking, “But what if my schedule is all over the place?” Not a problem! We understand you have a lot going on, and we’ll work with your schedule. So what are you waiting for? Join the largest network of volunteers and start making a difference in a child’s life.

For more information, please contact RSVP Director Jennifer Santos at (213) 747-6357 ext 123 or jsantos@allpeoplescc.org.

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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.
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All Peoples would like to recognize our YouthSource Thomas Jefferson High School Seniors (pictured left to right) Benjamin Cornejo, Miguel Romero, Christopher Hernandez Gonzalez, and Jennifer Salmeron (not pictured) who will be graduating this year.

Senior Commitment Day for our Nava Preparatory College AcademyYouthSource participants was held on Friday, May 3, 2019. Congratulations to Nava Prep High School Seniors graduates Marlen Banos (Senior Class Valedictorian, pictured above), Kevin Aguilar, Cameron Williams, Edgar Blanco, and Ariana Byrd.
We are so proud of all of our Seniors!

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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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YouthSource returned to Santa Monica College on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 to add Summer and Fall classes! Youth also had the opportunity to meet with SMC academic counselors to put together action plans for college. Congratulations to our Youth, and we are rooting for you!

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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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Our very own Susana Palacios and Eugenia Bernabe were recognized at Dr. Julian Nava Learning Academy for their participation in the 2018-2019 school year. Susana and Eugenia taught the Essential Access Health Workshop series for parents. Congrats Susana and Eugenia!

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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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All Peoples has partnered with the City of Los Angeles Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) Housing and Community Investment Department HCID to provide Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Workshops. In the Month of May, workshops were conducted at 20th Street Elementary School, Maya Angelou High School, and San Pedro Elementary School.

Upon completion of the safety workshops, community members gathered and conducted safety walks throughout the South LA Community.

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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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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

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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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