Las Familias del Pueblo

Las Familias del Pueblo

Las Familias del Pueblo is a community center providing essential social & educational services for Los Angeles students, families, and people experiencing homelessness on Skid Row.

Evening the Educational Playing Field

Las Familias del Pueblo

Las Familias del Pueblo was founded in 1981 by Alice Callaghan, an Episcopalian priest and former Catholic nun committed to serving the homeless and low-income communities of Los Angeles. Operating out of a one-room, storefront community center on the edge of Los Angeles' Skid Row, they provide educational and social services to garment workers and their children, from K-12. The center also provides much-needed services to the homeless on Skid Row. Student-support programs are organized around the belief that low-income children can thrive at the same academic level as their more affluent peers if provided the same educational opportunities and a strong after-school program. One unique aspect of the center is its commitment to extending help beyond the students to also support their family members. Such services include guiding parents through the application process for high-performing elementary, middle, and high schools.

Las Familias del Pueblo employs a holistic approach in accomplishing its goals, including partnerships with the Violence Intervention Program Community Mental Health Center and the Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health Center to provide counseling services. Las Familas del Pueblo champions the belief that all people, no matter their background, deserve equal access to opportunity.

GRoW Support

2020

General Operating Support

2019

General Operating Support

2018

General Operating Support

2017

General Operating Support

2015

General Operating Support