El Centro del Pueblo, at 1157 Lemoyne Street, Los Angeles, Ca 90026. was established in 1974 as a non-profit community service agency. El Centro's mission is to provide social services in an effort to improve the quality of life for the youth and families of Echo Park, Temple-Beaudry, Silverlake, Pico-Union, Elysian Valley and the central-city communities.
El Centro del Pueblo traditionally sets its community-service goals by responding either to needs expressed by the community or the needs evident to staff through their work with "at risk" populations. It is for these reasons that the agency has consistently instituted programs which include the whole family and has established collaborative efforts with other service providers to complement El Centro's current services.

Located in Echo Park, the agency provides job training, family preservation, child abuse and neglect intervention, emergency services, youth counseling, behavior change outreach, alcoholism prevention, AIDS prevention and a family development network of services delivered in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner.

El Centro del Pueblo also owns and manages El Centro del Pueblo Housing and Community Development Corporation in order enhance our social services component to include community and housing development, issues and advocacy affecting housing issues, and economic development opportunities as it pertains to business and housing. Services include but not limited to: Bilingual First Time Homebuyer Class Foreclosure Counseling Landlord Tenant Rights Landlord in Foreclosure Tenant Rights Affordable Housing Resources

El Centro Del Pueblo Board of Directors

Armando Barragan, Chairperson
Barragans Restaurant, Owner

Pat Lake, Secretary/Treasurer
Attorney at Law

Dr. Fredy Perez, Optometrist
Vision Care, Owner

Mellie Loera , Community Representative
Commercial Paving and Coating

Martha Avelar
Principal Hoover Elementary School

Rudy Martinez, President/CEO
City Housing Development (Real Estate and Finance)
Flip this House L.A. A&E

Henry Gonzalez, Project Manager
Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Conrado Terrazas, Community Representative
Government and Community Relations


Family Development Network

L.A. Bridges/Virgil

ecdp Sports/Recreation

Mental Health Services/Child Abuse


HIV Prevention Program

ecdp Photo Gallery (archive)  

Family Preservation Program










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