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ST. FRANCIS CENTER LOS ANGELES NEWS

Please welcome our new Volunteer Coordinator, Corinne Fisher! She joins us as part of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC), which is a year-long program that places young people in various volunteer positions across the country that work to alleviate poverty. She is originally from Longmeadow, Massachusetts and is a recent graduate from Fairfield University in Connecticut, where she majored in Communication and minored in Marketing. During her undergrad, she worked in Fairfield University’s new Student Programs office, where she planned various first year student programs. She is excited to bring her communication and interpersonal skills she gained in college to the Volunteer Coordinator position. Corinne decided to be a part of the JVC program because she believed it would be a great opportunity to learn more about herself while also helping others. She wanted to be a part of the St. Francis Center team in particular because she has always been passionate about the issue of poverty, and was intrigued with how comprehensive SFC’s programs are. “They serve breakfast, have the pantry program, summer camps for children, and more. I find it so unique how the center doesn’t just focus on serving one population in need.” Corinne hopes that St. Francis Center will continue to grow in the future by receiving more recognition in the community and being able to serve even more people. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, playing with her dog, spending time with friends and family, and exploring new cities (like Los Angeles)! Help us welcome Corinne to the SFC team!

Meet SFC’s Newest Staff Member-Corinne Fisher!

Please welcome our new Volunteer Coordinator, Corinne Fisher! She joins us as part of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC), which is a year-long program that places young people in various volunteer positions across the country that work to alleviate poverty. She is originally from Longmeadow, Massachusetts and is a recent

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Youth Programs Downtown Los Angeles

SFC Back-to-School Event – Packed with Fun!

SFC Youth Now Well-Prepared to Start School After Annual Back-to-School Event  This past Sunday, we hosted our annual back-to-school event at Elysian Park. Over 150 children and their families enjoyed a sunny day at the park with food, face painting, sports, and fun! Thank you to our amazing volunteers and

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SFC’s Guest Spotlight ~ Aubrey!

Aubrey started coming to SFC this past March, hoping to receive assistance in finding housing, as he had been experiencing homelessness since 2000. Working with our resource specialists through our case management services, we connected him with the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority. Within three months, he was housed in

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Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels (555 W Temple St, Los Angeles)

Save The Date – Friends of SFC!

SAVE THE DATE: Friends of St. Francis Center Wednesday, October 4: 5:30pm-8:30pm Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels (555 W Temple St, Los Angeles) Our 8th-Annual FRIENDS OF ST. FRANCIS CENTER event will be celebrating the feast of St. Francis. Over 150 SFC supporters from L.A. to Orange County will gather to

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SFC’s Volunteer Spotlight ~ Khela!

SFC’s Volunteer Spotlight ~ Khela!

Khela started volunteering at SFC last week! Due to an injury, he is currently on leave from his local employer but has started volunteering at SFC through their transitional work program. Now until he has fully recovered he will be helping out regularly as part of the program! His favorite part about

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SFC Call for Summer Volunteers!

SFC Call for Summer Volunteers!

From the desk of Mary Yuengert, Volunteer Coordinator: As summer heats up, so do our volunteer needs! What better way to spend those extra hours of sunlight than serving those in need? Whether it’s through gathering together a group of visiting family members or volunteering with your child during his or

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Meet SFC’s Newest Staff Member-Thalia Carreras!

Meet SFC’s Newest Staff Member-Thalia Carreras!

Please welcome our new Resource Specialist, Thalia Carreras! She was born in Mexico City but moved to Long Beach when she was three years old. She earned her Associate’s degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences from Los Angeles Harbor College in spring of 2015, and then transferred to CSU Dominguez

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SFC Officially Opens New Showers and Restrooms!

SFC Officially Opens New Showers and Restrooms!

This past Tuesday was the official opening of our newly remodeled showers and restrooms. Our organizations’s facilities had not been updated since we first moved into the building in 1992, and some fixtures had unfortunately fallen into disrepair. We broke ground at the end of March, and we now have double the

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Meet SFC’s Newest Staff Member-Claudia Chow!

Meet SFC’s Newest Staff Member-Claudia Chow!

Please welcome the newest member of our SFC staff, Claudia Chow! Claudia is originally from the Bay Area, and is a recent graduate of Occidental College in Los Angeles, where she majored in politics and minored in sociology. She brings with her experience working with various public and private law

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