The following young women were nominated by Stacy Gooding, Pupil Services and Attendance (PSA) Counselor, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and Adrian Rios, Youth Source Case Manager, All Peoples Community FamilySource Center to participate in The Assistance League Los Angeles’ Annual Operation School Bell Prom Dress Event:
- Marlen Banos, Nava College Prep High
- Esmeralda Gonzalez Aguirre, Orthopedic Hospital High School
- Claudia Gomez, Santee High School
On Thursday, April 11, 2019, Stacy Gooding accompanied the young women to Emerson College where each was assigned a personal assistant to help them in the selection of a formal dress, shoes, and accessories to match. They had the opportunity to get make-up tutorials and dress alterations if needed. Additionally, the young women were given a “swag bag” with lots of goodies including a WiFi speaker, make-up, and gift certificates for fast food meals. It was a special opportunity to celebrate their achievements in school and service to the South Los Angeles Community. The staff at All Peoples Community FamilySource Center are proud of Marlen, Esmerlada, and Claudia, and look forward hearing about their college experiences and ultimate career choices!
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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