August 20, 2010 - What's new in the Public & Governmental Affairs Department
GAP's Summer Youth Employment Program will be holding its farewell and culmination ceremony on Friday, August 27th at 10 am at the Wilmington Main Office. Families of the SYEP youths and community leaders are all invited to attend in support of the youths. Please contact SueAnn B. Abena at 310-519-7233 for more details.
The PGA team attended the National Night out which was held on Tuesday, Aug 3rd from 2-6pm at Wilmington and Watts, and the Taste of San Pedro Event which was held on Saturday, August 7 and Sunday, August 11th in San Pedro.
August 19, 2010 - Public & Governmental Affairs Department welcomes a new addition to the staff
The Public & Governmental Affairs Department would like to welcome Victor Medina as the new Community Outreach Coordinator. Victor replaces Daisy Ybarra, an 18-year GAP veteran who left to work at the City of Los Angeles Council District 15 Office in Watts as Janice Hahn's Deputy. Victor previously worked in the organization as the STEP-UP Afterschool Program Manager.
One of Victor's first duties will be attending Assembly Member Bonnie Lowenthal's (54th District) breakfast meeting at the Wilmington Senior Center on Wednesday, September 15.
August 19, 2010 - What's new in the Community Clean Up Department
Community Clean Up is working with City of Los Angeles CD15 on the Bandini Canyon walkway in San Pedro and there was an opening ceremony on Thursday August 19, 2010 at 10:00 AM. GAP has helped with the removal of the graffiti in the canyon and clean up on Marshall Ct.
GAP has removed the following square feet of graffiti in July, 2010: CD15 147,372 and in CD14 164,711.
Figures from the South Flood Control District are not currently available.
Community Clean Up Crew Supervisor Ismael Pineda became a U.S citizen on August 10, 2010.
December 9, 2009 - What's new this week
This week in STEP UP! students are participating in a letter writing campaign for Operation Gratitude. The letters will ensure a Marine, Soldier, Sailor, or Airman knows they are appreciated and being thought about this Holiday Season.
New in the CCU (Community Clean Up) Department:
Last month, GAP launched a new contract with CRA/LA to maintain trash receptacles & for graffiti abatement at the Watts Towers and Blueline Park & Ride.
In their upcoming monthly magazine, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works will recognize GAP's Flood Control crew as an outstanding contractor for the graffiti abatement work they do in the flood area.
December 1, 2009 - GAP Students are living a Gangfree Life! ®
As of today over 800 4th & 6th grade students have completed our 8-week Gang Prevention Education program. The schools are located in San Pedro, Watts, Lomita, Gardena, Carson, and Wilmington.
To mark successful completion of the program, Gangfree classroom advisors held culmination ceremonies for participating students. Each student is given a certificate and GAP t-shirt for their accomplishment and pledge to stay gangfree.
November 20, 2009 - Jobs For a Gangfree Life ®
The Gang Alternatives Program will be starting a new program designed to put individuals who have been unemployed for some time back to work.
Jobs For a Gangfree Life ® is a subsidized training employment program that places workers in an entry-level position with employers while subsidizing their wages during a specified training period. The goal of the program is to eventually place the newly trained workers into a permanent position.
If you are an employer that is in need of entry-level employees and could benefit from this program, please contact David L. Tynes, Director of Operations at (323) 567-5188.
November 19, 2009 - Job Opening at the Gang Alternatives Program
The Gang Alternatives Program is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides services and programs to promote a gangfree lifestyle to young people and their families. Every day, GAP’s positive impact is felt by thousands of people in multiple communities in and around the Los Angeles area – from Watts to Wilmington, Lennox to Lomita, El Sereno to San Pedro, and Harbor City to Boyle Heights.
The Gang Alternatives Program is looking for an Assistant Manager in their Community Clean Up Department to manage their Boyle Heights Regional Warehouse. If you are interested in this position please contact David L. Tynes, Director of Operations, at (323) 567-5188.