All Peoples Community Center
Rating: 4.82 stars 71 71 reviews 3,657
822 E 20th St. Los Angeles CA 90011 USA
Founded in 1942 by Dan Genung, All Peoples believes in providing the necessary tools for low-income/poverty level youth, adults and senior citizens to become self-sufficient. All Peoples focuses its programs on community needs. An annual needs assessment reveals the types of service the community requires. In 1942, All Peoples served its immediate community, located two miles south of Downtown Los Angeles, near the Fashion District. Today it serves all of Los Angeles County and its services are provided at no cost to the client. All Peoples is a United Way of Greater Los Angeles member agency.
Youth and family and adult programming summary our programs achieve high impact on quality of life for participants through an integrated application of our competencies in these functional areas providing academic tutoring, counseling and referral services, education and life skills mentoring nutrition and health services, recreation, sports and camps, community service and civic engagement activities. We also collaborate and partners with other key local nonprofits to increase our positive impact in the community. Youth after school programs consists of academic tutoring to address academic deficiencies, as well as activities to enrich conceptual thinking, team work, and communication skills including sports and recreation opportunities, visual and performing arts projects, and community service and volunteering assignments. Life skills mentoring critical to reduction of gang related activity for at risk youth, such as ensuring cultivation of positive bonding with caring adults for youth, parent involved college bound planning, career and employment guidance, and coordinated communication on student's progress with their school teachers. Youth summer camp programs provide educational, recreational, and peer relationship experiences for serving at-risk youth as healthy engagement alternatives when school is on break. This is an extension of after school programming. Summer day camp is for grades 1 through 12 providing reading and math morning sessions coupled with a myriad of cultural and outdoor day trips to local colleges and universities, museums, sports and recreation attractions, libraries and parks, as well as group presentations to parents. Our week long, away from home, joe ide summer camp provides youth ages 8 through 12 their first character building experience out of the inner city, at a camp in the san bernardino mountains adjacent to los angeles. This camp has a structured 6 day and 5 night curriculum, with family style living arrangements giving campers opportunities to increase self esteem and interpersonal skills. They participate in activities such as swimming, hiking, archery, making crafts, nature walks, kp duties for some meals, maintaining tidy cabins, etc. Adult and family programs our counseling and referral services are critical to maintaining the fabric of our community by addressing parenting skills which include nutrition, child development and nurturing, and child abuse prevention. Domestic violence women's support group is providing legal and emergency assistance, housing, clothing and other education related resources. We also provide services for parent to be involved in college planning, nutrition and health education resources by coordinating our monthly food bank and producing our annual heath resource and book fair, legal services, presenting monthly family night events activities to develop community service skills. We support family wellness by partnering with university of southern california, and california state university's los angeles and dominguez hills campuses to provide both field site for placement of student interns, and mentoring and supervision of interns obtaining their ba or ma degree in social work. We partner with local schools and courts, accepting and coordinating and supervising individuals completing community service hours on site.
senior program rsvp, retired senior volunteer program, is a national program, partially federally funded that gives individuals, aged 55 and over, opportunity to share their work and life experiences in public and non profit settings addressing critical community needs. As a rsvp grantee program provider, all peoples community center trains and coordinates placement of seniors in volunteer assignments not only at our site, but also coordinates fulfillment of assignments at other areas non profits increasing seniors ability to lend their experience, wisdom, and skills in service to their community, as well as to enjoy the benefits of productive work and interpersonal interaction via these assignment and other program activities such as block clubs, and promoting public safety. At all peoples rsvp senior volunteers help facilitate nutrition programs, and tutor and mentor youth grades k-12.
other program 1) we provide youth development workshops to middle school age youth referred to us under a partnership with asian american drug abuse program, a local non profit. This program falls under the gang reduction youth development initiative by the city of los angeles mayor office. 2) while most services are provided at all peoples community center, we coordinate and conduct after school programs which providing tutoring and homework assistance to improve college admission rates at three nearby housing development located in casa figueroa, dunbar village, and adams and central.
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The work done, day in and day out for almost 75 years, at All Peoples Community Center is incredible and inspiring and highly essential. Tens of thousands of people find assistance, support, and community at All Peoples. The City of Los Angeles is very lucky to benefit from the work of all the dedicated staff there, and in particular Saundra Bryant, who is a local treasure. I myself feel very fortunate to play even a small role in supporting the good that they do.
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APCC has many resources. They have a very welcoming and positive environment. Young passionate community activists and advocates helping all that come for any assistance. This is a must use one-stop shop for all families in need of resources and support.
I love All Peoples!!
Since I arrived at the center I experienced the energy of the staff, happy and joyful. There are so many wonderful things going on for the community that the staff works extra hard to make it easier for the families to get resources. Everyone is welcome and that feeling you can get once you step foot in All Peoples Community Center!
When in time of need for my family All Peoples Community Center was there to help us. They provided us with free food and helpful workshops that helped us cope with life situations.
There's always so much going on at All Peoples that it shows they want to help one and all! The vast amount of resources available to all make it a safe-haven in South Central LA & the genuine love with which they serve is unparalleled.
APCC is one of the most amazing and life-giving non-profit support service agencies in Los Angeles! Through their care, services, and support to so many in our community, lives are changed, young people discover a meaningful future, and hope is given to those in need. APCC has tireless staff who go over and above to provide necessary services to care for some of the most vulnerable in our communities. I am proud to be a part of APCC!
~ Rev. Don Dewey, Co-Regional Minister and President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Pacific Southwest Region
I am so honored to be a part of this organization! All Peoples is everything I wanted for my students and their families during the 8 years I spent teaching in at-risk schools. I’ve been so incredibly impressed by the broad range of services they are able to provide on their modest budget from youth after-school programs to emergency food distribution, from job placement programs to parenting support groups. All Peoples strives to help the community's greatest aspirations... and they are doing an amazing job.
All Peoples Community Center lives and breathes its mission of providing social services to all! I haven't encountered another organization that touches so many lives in such diverse and needed ways. From child care and after-school programs to food programs and nutritional classes, from parenting classes and counseling services to coordinating volunteer programs, from community events to youth sports involvement, All Peoples is assisting the community of South LA. Thank you for all you do!
I had the opportunity to work for All Peoples Community Center as an Afterschool program coordinator from 2002 to 2005. It was my first job with a non-profit community organization and I loved my time there. I worked with the young promising students on their paths towards completing their high school education. I am still friends with many of the young people who went through the program during those years and am proud of them for their achievements. All Peoples Community Center is a shining beacon of hope for many young people facing daily challenges in South Central Los Angeles.
4 people found this review helpful
I must say the name All Peoples Community Center says it all. I have been in other so called Community based non-profit organizations and truthfully I've been disgusted. They state their a non-profit yet they will turn away clients, not provide services and aren't for the community. Yet All Peoples is totally the opposite they will go above and beyond to ensure that the clients receive all the services they may need. No one is ever turned away. All Peoples has done so many great things for me and my family. It's truly a blessing to have a Great Non-Profit Organization like All Peoples Community Center.
Thank You! All Peoples Community Center
3 people found this review helpful
I can just say is one of the best Nonprofits Organization in South LA area.