Community members, donors, volunteers and staff came together to start building a new Community Farm across the street from All Peoples in an empty lot donated by Meta Housing Corp.
Throughout 2018, All Peoples in partnership with American Friends Service Committee’s (AFSC) Root for Peace worked on the Community Farm. The site started as an empty parking lot. Gravel was removed and replaced with soil, raised beds were constructed, the site was mulched, and the raised beds were soiled. Several fundraisers were also held throughout the year for each building phase.
On November 21, 2018, The Community came together to celebrate each other and give thanks for the work that the Community has put into building the farm. Community members made homemade mole, calabaza batida, yucca, and more! A special Thank You to Crystal Gonzalez at Roots for Peace (AFSC) who has led the charge in building our new Community Farm and keeping our Community healthy. *
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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