All Peoples – Meet Our Team – Victor Perez

Let’s get to know Victor Perez, All Peoples Community Center’s 6th and 7th Grade Youth Coordinator:

Favorite Food: I don’t have a favorite food. I always like to try new foods when I can.

Favorite Color: Dodger Blue

Favorite Animal: Dogs

Favorite Sports Team: The Dodgers

Favorite Quote/Saying: “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” -Winston Churchill

How would you describe All Peoples Community Center?: It’s a place that has always been welcoming to the community. It is a second home for a lot of people. I’ve spoken with kids who come to the Center on a day when the after school program is closed. They can be anywhere they want, but they choose to come to the Center and hang out here. They know we will never turn them away. I think that says a lot about what we do here at the Center. The students know just about everyone that works here and know that they can speak to any of us whenever they want. The parents that come to the Center know that as well. I’ve had many conversations with parents walking through the neighborhood on my way to lunch.

Favorite Part of Your Job: I like when we take the kids to places they haven’t been before. We take kids camping every summer. There are many kids around the neighborhood that have never had that experience. The kids get away from the city for a week to go hiking, climb trees and swim with their friends.

My Best All Peoples Story: I was hiking with a group of kids at Camp Joe Ide in the San Bernardino Mountains. One of the kids called out to me and said, “Victor, it’s probably night time in Los Angeles right now. My parents are probably sleeping.” I answered, “Yeah, it probably is night time in L.A.” It was around 3pm. The kid had never been camping, and he thought we were on the other side of the world. That’s the feeling we want all of the kids to have when we go to camp.

Hobbies: Movies, watching sports, and live concerts

Fun Fact About Me/Hidden Talent: I know a lot of useless facts.

Me in 3 Words: Honest, Direct, and Dependable

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

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