Meet Ms. Polanco. Chantal Polanco is a 17 year old youth who was referred to All Peoples Community Center by Coalition for Responsible Community Development (CRCD). Ms. Polanco along with her siblings and mother, Sandra Mandujano, joined All Peoples in March of 2019. She met with YouthSource Case Manager, Adrian Rios, and Los Angeles Unified School District PSA Counselor, Stacy Gooding, who found out that Ms. Polanco and her family could benefit from case management services.

Chantal was working for CRCD, hosted by All Peoples, since November 2018, and has completed her youth employment hours. Ms. Polanco inquired about youth educational services, professional enrichment, and college preparedness workshops and resources currently available at the All Peoples FamilySource Center. She participated in the two-week financial literacy classes and became an After School Program Leader.

Through the case management assessment, FamilySource Case Manager Yessenia Villacorta discovered that Ms. Polanco needed housing assistance, employment advocacy, educational support including senior extra-curricular activities, and post-secondary education assistance. She graduated from John C. Freemont High School on June 6, 2019. Case Manager Yessenia Villacorta attended Ms. Polanco’s graduation to congratulate her on meeting her goal of obtaining a high school diploma. Because of Ms. Polanco’s determination and with the advocacy provided by her FamilySource Case Manager, Ms. Polanco is on track of enrolling into college to become a Therapist.

 

Pictured, FSC Case Manager Yessenia Villacorta and Chantal Polanco

FamilySource Center services are available at All Peoples Community Center year-around. Please contact Yessenia at (213) 747-6357 Ext. 129 or yvillacorta@allpeoplescc.org for more information regarding the services available.

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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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Please contact allpeoples@allpeoplescc.org for more information.

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