The Disaster Preparedness Program
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about awareness for the need of disaster preparedness. According to a new survey commissioned by the Ad Council, only a staggering 17% percent of Americans claim to be very prepared for an emergency situation.
All Peoples has launched a new community resource called The Disaster Preparedness Program. This program, funded by the California Community Foundation, strives to improve disaster preparedness and resiliency in Los Angeles County. All Peoples Disaster Relief Coordinator Ulises Alegria will coordinate with collaborative South Los Angeles partners to create a disaster relief plan for our South Los Angeles community. In addition, Ulises and his team will hold preparedness education workshops for community members, distribute 10,000 neighborhood evacuation maps, and create disaster supply kits.
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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