I have been working in education for about 15 years now and I have to say that this center has a strong backbone; communal love. It's the immediate and genuine love that people in this center have for each other. The family from ALL Peoples Community Center have a fundamental drive; motivation. I have seen the motivation that many of the staff members have for each other and for others that are naturally welcomed. I love to see this daily!
My parents were looking for childcare and brought me to All Peoples. All Peoples is about relationships and community. If you have a problem All Peoples will help you . I have so many memories of going to camp, learning to play sports, cooking . . . This place will be a part of my life forever
All Peoples is a second home for me. I've been at All Peoples since 1995 and I must admit I love this place. There is no place like ALL PEOPLES!!!
I was fortunate to be placed at APCC to do my internship back in 2002. I worked as an intern working in the LA BRIDGES program. Once I graduated I was lucky to get a position as Case Manager. APCC became my second home and that's were my experience and strong foundation was gain. The director Sandy treats her staff like family and always has an open door. She truly focuses on providing to the community and the youth with quality services. With the recent budget cuts many services were affected and some terminated. I wish In a near future I can see the center back up with so many services that every room is full and there is a full staff on board. I thank APCC because I was given the opportunity of personal and professional growth. Thanks to the many people that changed my life and to the life long lasting relationships that were born there.
All People's Christian Center has been a wonderful community partner. They welcome agencies to come into the center and offer much needed resources to the families in their community and maintain relationships for ongoing collaboration.
My experince here at APCC has been most exciting. All the people i have incounted here are driven by the joy of adding this community. I am glad inhelping this orginazation in its quest to make the comunity a better place for all. They give a helping hand in ways i could not have imagen. For example they provide food,toys, and all basic food producs in a common house hold. I feel that they go out of there way to help any one who ever needs a helping hand.
Volunteerimg here at All Peoples Community Center has been a rewarding experience. The people here are really nice and helpful and you can count on them for anything. I love volunteering here becaue the atmosphere is welcoming and warm. My job is to take care of the children who come to the summer day program. The children have so much fun when they come here, they want to stay as long as they can!
As previous employee, I have personally seen how effective All Peoples programs are and the amazing things they do for the community. All Peoples changes lives on a daily basis!
I've been involved with All Peoples Christian Center in one way or another for over 30 years. They really take their name seriously having multiple cultures, religions, classes,and creeds represented on their Board , staff, administration, volunteers, donors, and most importantly those in need who they serve. I've been a volunteer, and advisor. The people there are loving, disciplined, generous and talented. I've seen the difference they make. If you want to make a difference, I can't think of a better way to do it than to support this endeavour. Once, when I was there to clean up after a family fun night for local low-income families, it stuck me how the young staff member in charge that night could be out on a date, watching TV, or spending time with friends, but was expertly delegating authority with a smile to deal with a building full of fun-loving kids. The people at the center do the little things that lead to big results. With a smile.
I have had the opportunity to work with various nonprofit and community organizations in the South Central area of Los Angeles over the years. All People's is by far one of the best organizations in the community. The people are genuinely caring and dedicated, and the people that I have referred to All People's for assistance have all been very pleased and grateful. Its a wonderful organization.
My family is happy and honored to invest into this worthy community center (APCC) that shows results. For over 60 years this center has touched, loved, and raised a community to be accountable, resepctful, productive citizens. They offer hope to the hopeless, fathers to the fatherless and shelter to those experiencing psycho-social trauma. This center has been a beacon of hope in sometimes dark days in South L.A. Where else can children be in a safe environment and continuing their education, sports, and arts activities? Answer All Peoples!
All Peoples Christian Center is a place where you can find a lot services for the community. The staff are really helpfull and friendly with everybody. You can really feel the positive energy and I love this place not only because I feel that I am part of this family it is because I find services that can help the parents that I have in the preschool program.
I am a former high school student at A.P.C.C. it was a very good experience for me as a result of my attendance in the high school i was able to do alot of volunteer work there and i was also able to experience my first time at a christian camp in arkansas it was really nice and i got the oppurtunity to get to know alot of new people. Thank you to All Peoples i am who i am now.
During my childhood my sister and I used to come here for the children's summer day program. I decided to volunteer here since I really enjoyed and loved the experience I had here as a kid. I am a current volunteer and will continue to be as long as possible. A.P.C.C has taught me essential hard skills for my life. It is really a great environment and I would recommend parents, children, and volunteers here for the variety of program this community has to offer. The experience here is really great and everyone should be a part of it. (:
For a non profit organization to be part of a community for 70 years, testifies of how All Peoples Christian Center has impacted and been indispensable for the people of South Central Los Angeles. As a staff, I contribute to the day to day operation of the organization, and as a volunteer in the after school program, I give back to the community in which I work. Long live APCC!!!
How I found out about All Peoples Community Center was by my sister Gladys. She came here for the Central High school. Then I came here because I was missing credits for High School so then I began to attend All Peoples Community Center ever since 2009. Then I got a temporary job here twice which I loved so much. Now I'm just volunteering here all the time. To me it's just like a second home.
I remember hearing about All Peoples in my teens ( the 50's). It was amazing then, and continues to be so! I am presently a board member and am so proud of what I see in the people APCC serves. The classes AP offers are often not offered anywhere else in the area. The dedicated Staff goes above and beyond what they are asked to do. They deserve a much larger income for what they do. I thank God for Saundra Bryant's solid leadership! Congrats APCC on your upcoming 70th Anniversary!!
This is the first place I had ever volunteered at and I must admit I fell in love with this place. Love the fact that this place has so many services to help out the community. The name All Peoples says it all! the doors are open for any one and every one in the community. They provide many free good services for people living in South Central LA!!!
I have been here for two years and the staff make me feel like i am part of the family. Everybody was ready to welcome me with open arms. It has also enhanced my knowledge and i am always eager to come and volunteer here everyday. i love it here!!!!!!!
It has been a pleasure being part of the All Peoples family for the past 23 years. I love being part of what All Peoples has instilled in me and most of all I love the RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) volunteers who commit day after day "rain or shine" to help others in need!
As a child of a struggling single mother of Two, All Peoples Christian Center was my Sanctuary a place where I had wonderful concerned mentors to shape my morals and self worth growing up as an adolescent with no father figure at home and a very busy mother who was too busy working to put food on the table to hear my problems at school with no education to help me with my homework. All peoples is a place that plays a crucial role in the community, in the lives of young children who really have nowhere else to turn to for mentorship and guidance. For those of you thinking where your money coul go to use.. Here is your answer!!! This center I have witnessed helped thousands of families through their caring mentors, wonderful programs. Special thanks to Sandy, Damion, Norma and & Norma II (lol) and all others involved with the program. I could truly state these people made a huge impact in my life and is reflectant upon my character and the caring respectable human being that I am today.
I'm impressed with the clergy at All Peoples. She is so approachable, helpful, and funny. Quite a smart woman who is full of good, old fashioned common sense. Hats off to APCC!!!!!
APCC is an organization committed to serving the community and bringing change. The heritage of the organization's values are echoed through the staff, leaders and members' enthusiasm and persistance. I have been fortunate to be involved with this cause and the dedicated people that make it all happen.
All of my children, nephews, nieces and now granddaughter have been part of All Peoples Center every summer and during the school year in the GREAT after-school program since 1997! GREAT PLACE TO BE A PART OF IN SOUTH LA!
I arrived in Los Angeles with a husband and two young girls in June of 1968. I started working as a clerk at an insurance company, and found child care for my 2 and 3 year old children with a woman who had 6 children of her own and didn't really want to babysit but needed the money. Before long my husband left me and I got concerned about what might happen if my children got really sick. I applied for Medical and I was eligible for financial aid as well because I made so little. The county put me on a waiting list for subsidized child care. When I found out about childcare at All Peoples Center I called. They had openings for both my girls, and I was able to afford the cost. When the oldest was having problems, the center referred me to an agency for evaluation. The agency told me she was fine, but I needed counseling. However, they were going to charge me more than I could possibly afford. The social worker at All Peoples told me that the pastor of the church had counseling groups and I started counseling with him. I retired in 2005 after teaching for 35 years for Los Angeles Unified School District. My children are now all married and all self supporting. One is an accountant with Ticketmaster, one is a charge nurse at County USC Hospital, and my youngest daughter is a special education teacher with Los Angeles Unified. Currently, I volunteer at the Center when I am in Los Angeles. All of this is because of the support I received as a confused young mother and incest survivor at All Peoples Christian Center.
I have been and still am affiliated with the AP Ctr for the past 50+ Yrs as a volunteer. I served as President of the AP Board some years ago, and currently serve as President of RSVP. The services that are provided serve the Community in a phenomenal manner. The Executive Director Saundra Bryant sets the bar very high in modeling behaviour that encourages the staff to do the same. Professionalism and caring are demonstrated on a daliy basis to all those who are fortunate enough to share in this wonderful experience. I submit that if there were more organizations on par with AP this world would be a much better place. The Center seems to get stronger and more proficient with each passing year.
My family moved into the neighborhood when I was a preteen in the early 1960's. For me it was a scary time. I started coming to All Peoples at the age of 12 and it was the best thing ever to happen. I joined other girls in the after school program. Even during the 1965 riots we were taken out of town to Yosemite Camp Grounds to get away from the dangers in the community. After I was married and had children of my own, there was All Peoples when I was in need. Both of my sons attended the day care facilities and they also went to Camp Joe Ide and still remember their experience of going to camp for a "whole week". I'm very glad I had All Peoples in my life and I pray It will be here for others too.
I have been involved in many charitable endeavors throughout my adulthood, both religious and secular, but this is the most comprehensive community directed charity that I have had the pleasure to serve. It has served the needs for food, education, health and daycare in South Los Angeles for 70 years and It is guided by a board consisting of the top professionals from many modalities, here in the LA area, continually seeking to improve and expand its outreach as a Christian charity for "All Peoples."
I am a graduate of Central High School, one of the many services offered at APCC, and the support and encouragement I received was far and beyond. Students are not only expected to do their best but to also participate in the many programs offered by the center. I love this place.
Though the years, All Peoples doors have always been open to me. I will always appreciate the willingness to let anyone come and use there facilities. We need to do our best to protect agencies like All Peoples who truly care about people.
As the manager at Loch Leven I had the opportunity to witness the All People's Staff and kids during their annual summer camp experience last year. This is a remarkable program with a dedicated and knowledgeable staff. It was obvious right away this was a professional and organized group. Throughout the week, I enjoyed witnessing the interaction between staff and campers. Everyone was kept safe, my number one priority, but the intentionality of the program went much deeper. Good times while promoting positive development. I can only imagine what an awesome program it must be on a day to day basis at the Center!