West Angeles Community Development Corporation

Contact Information

6028 Crenshaw Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90043 - 3904
(323) 751-3440
RSVP 2014 Competition

Executive Summary

Program Agency/Name: West Angeles Community Development Corporation (West Angeles) is proposing the RSVP for a Healthier Los Angeles (RSVP-HLA) program.

Targeted Population: Residents in the CA-4X geographic service area of Los Angeles County. This area includes the eastern, northeastern, Hollywood, downtown, mid-city and San Fernando Valley regions of the city of Los Angeles; and the cities of Glendale, San Fernando, Santa Clarita, West Hollywood, Inglewood, Hawthorne and the unincorporated community of Lennox.

Program Summary: The RSVP-HLA program will train Senior Volunteers to teach classes in healthy foods and nutrition to parents at local community organizations, and will refer people in need to supportive services and healthy food providers in the area. Additional Senior Volunteers will be assigned to work with other nonprofit agencies in the area that assist the community with Education, Economic Opportunity, Veterans and Military Families, Environmental Stewardship, and Disaster Services. Senior volunteers will also be trained to help selected nonprofits improve their volunteer recruiting and management practices to increase the capacity of those organizations to sustain their programs with volunteers from the community.

Goals and Objectives: The overall goal is to engage 837+ Senior Adult Volunteers in service activities in the targeted communities. Senior Volunteers will teach health and nutrition classes to parents in the target area to reduce the rate of obesity and related illnesses, improve access to healthy foods, and help build the capacity of volunteer organizations in Los Angeles County.

Applicant Capabilities: West Angeles has sought to address Children's Health, Access to Care, and Aging in Place, through a variety of programs with the support of qualified program staff and community volunteers for the past 11 years through and with area churches and other volunteer organizations.

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