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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Family Services, Human Service Organizations, Human Services, Neighborhood Centers, Youth Centers & Clubs

Mission: 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.

Programs: 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.

Community Stories

77 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

I usually don't write reviews for anything or anyone, but this was different. This organization has helped my family so much when we were in need. We have looked for help in so many places to no avail. My case manager Hilda is like Heaven sent. She has helped up with supplies for my husband's job, provided books for the kids, and a lot of other services. I have never been to any place where all the staff are genuinely nice and helpful. I am thankful for all the help and the people that we have met.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Staff is friendly and passionate about helping the community. There is always something to do at APCC.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Diana

Board Member

Rating: 5

The breadth of services provided by All Peoples Community Center never ceases to amaze me. It's no wonder that the organization is celebrating its 75th year of service to the community this year! What a wonderful mark of great success. The center truly embodies its mission of real solutions, real heart and real service to the community of South LA - since 1942!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been involved as a volunteer and/or Board Member with the All Peoples Community Center for almost 30 years. I have seen first hand the enormous positive impact the Center has had on some of the City's most dis-advantaged residents. The Center provides a number of valuable services including daycare, a food bank, parenting classes, back-to-school events where school supplies are provided to students and a safe after-school environment for students from the nearby middle school. It is considered one of Los Angeles' best kept secret and was recognized in a newspaper article as one of the institutions helping to reduce childhood hunger in Los Angeles.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been involved with All Peoples for over 20 years because I can see how dedicated its staff is to positiviely changing the lives of the people it serves. The Center offers many services that help families and children, including after-school activities, food-bank operations, Summer camp, and gang prevention programs. I am very honored to be associated with an organization that's doing so much good in Los Angeles.

Client Served

Rating: 5

All Peoples Community Center is one of the best resources for the community, they have services for the entire family. I had my son in the Summer Program and they kept him busy not only with academic work, but also with field trips. I am very thankful for a place like this where our children are safe and learning.

Client Served

Rating: 5

All Peoples siempre a sido un lugar muy especial para mi y mi familia! Ellos siempre estan dispuestos a ayudar en lo que necesitamos. No solo se preocupan por los individuos pero tambien por el resto de la familia.

Amanda249

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

Board Member

Rating: 5

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

Noel6

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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 Olivia E. F.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I can just say is one of the best Nonprofits Organization in South LA area.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

All Peoples influenced my life as a teen and the lessons today are the same as they were then, love one another and respect All Peoples. The mission and the community is better for All Peoples being there.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

APCC is a highly respected and effective organization serving South L.A., and it is led by one of the most dedicated leaders in the Los Angeles nonprofit sector. APCC provides vital support and opportunities for youth, families and seniors in need, and the APCC staff is known for its warmth and heart. As a colleague organization, we appreciate APCC and love partnering in service. Thank you Saundra Bryant and all the great APCC staff for your exemplary leadership and all the good that you do every day.

2 Diane131

Donor

Rating: 5

All Peoples has long been committed to its neighborhood. All Peoples uses its resources to build community among neighborhood residents, volunteers, staff and donors. It is a genuine partnership among all of those involved, respecting the integrity, social circumstances, ethnicity, gender and age of all. It works in relationship to other entities, from health services to police and educational institutions.

2 Aviva W.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I work at AADAP and many of our clients and many of my friends have benefited from the wonderful programs here. The staff is caring and hard working and the environment is nurturing :)

2 Wayne17

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered an entire summer at All Peoples Community Center with their youth and teen programs. A highlight for me was the week we took the children to a weeklong camp in the San Bernardino Mountains. I took vacation time to repeat my volunteer service in subsequent years. All Peoples staff are first rate in creativity and in their sensitivity to the people they serve.

2 Julia50

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

All peoples is a home for everybody, all the staff is always willing to help you, you fell welcome every time you walk in, everybody is very friendly, they really have a great heart to help everybody.