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Amanda249

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Review for All Peoples Community Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

For over 75 years All People Community Center has been improving the lives of people in the South LA community. That's 75 years of support, encouragement, advising, engagement, growth, and sustenance that has helped thousands of people in hundreds of thousands of ways. There is no apt metaphor for the Center; it's a gem, it's an oasis, it's a remedy, it's a haven, but in so many ways it is simply "magic." It represents the magic of what happens when people discover that there is a safe and welcoming place their whole family can go to find the support they need to grow and thrive. And now, after much effort by the staff and the community, All Peoples is even better and stronger than before. Just in the past year, they've opened up a brand new playground and a beautiful Community Farm, they've remodeled the gym, made crucial infrastructure upgrades, and increased their staff size. This means that more people are finding the help and support they need than ever before. Congratulations All Peoples Community Center on 77 years of service, here's to many more years to come!

Role:  Board Member
 

Review for All Peoples Community Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

There is not enough I can say about the value that All Peoples Community Center provides to the surrounding community. The Center has something to offer to all individuals at every stage of life. There is a full-service day care, after school programs, and an alternative high school, college prep programs, job training, legal and immigration services, food assistance, a working micro-farm, computer training, financial planning programs, on-site full-time social workers, domestic violence and gang remediation support, sports programs, and exercise classes, book fairs, and health fairs, and summer camps for kids and families, and a Senior Volunteer program. The list really does go on and on. And they have been serving the community in this way for 76 years and counting!

No one does the work of bettering the lives all people than All Peoples Community Center. Margaret Mead once said, that we should "never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." The individuals who work and volunteer at All Peoples prove this to be true; they change the world by changing people's day-to-day lives, by providing opportunity where there was none, and by insuring that anyone who needs assistance can find it there. I am thrilled and honored to be a part of their organization and to help insure that the Center can continue to provide services to the South LA community for another 76 years or more.

Role:  Board Member
 

Review for All Peoples Community Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

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.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would give them twice as much funding.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2016

Role:  Board Member