All Peoples – Meet Our Team – David Perez
Let’s get to know David Perez, All Peoples Community Center’s Youth Coordinator, Food Program, Sports, Admin, and AF Support:
Favorite Food: Pupusas de revuelta
Favorite Color: Green
Favorite Sports Team: Lakers, Rams, Dodgers, LAFC, Barcelona, Chivas, Kings
How would you describe All Peoples Community Center: All Peoples Community Center is fantastic and very helpful towards the community. It’s an organization that does the impossible to take care of the neighborhood. Despite the fact that sometimes our resources are limited, we provide a lot and useful information for those specific services that the clients are looking for.
Favorite Part of Your Job: I get to give back to the community. I enjoy doing so and helping our clients as much as possible. It is extremely rewarding to help others.
My best All Peoples story: It is very difficult to answer this question because I have many best All Peoples stories, but one that stood out the most was when I got hired. All my years after high school I was working hardcore labor for the minimum wage with absolutely no raise. I was working non-stop with no resting, and yet, I couldn’t afford anything but the rent and my daughter’s needs. I tried school but that wasn’t working either. I was ready to give up in life but before I did, I tried applying to All Peoples Community Center since I wanted give back before I gave up in life. The Lord heard my prayers, and APCC gave me an opportunity that no other company did. Thank You All Peoples for giving me a chance in life and changing it for the better.
Hobbies: Spending time with my family, playing sports, playing video games, and art.
Fun Fact About Me/Hidden Talent: Drawing skills, I made a short film at one of the famous Universal Studios Hollywood backlots. I love comics, watched almost every movie in the world, and striving to become a film director.
Me in 3 Words: Hard Worker, Charismatic, Determined
We’re so happy that David 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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