Meeting March 25, 2009
The mentors and the contacts for El Centro del Pueblo which includes the Mayor's Office's Gang Reduction and Youth Development Program Rampart Area, Family Source Center, LA County's Family Preservation Network, and the Clinical Director for social workers serving at-risk-youth and families met to discuss the blog, the Facebook page, the text Reading for Understanding and they reviewed the process and curriculum for the mentoring sessions.
Guidelines for fingerprinting, confidentiality requirement, securing all records and consultation with the contacts overseeing the program for El Centro were also reviewed.
El Centro del Pueblo is in Echo Park, just off Sunset east of Alvarado. Virgil is at Vermont and 1st Street. The program will be mentoring one-on- one for 3 months and a group project the following 3 months. We are hoping to get a 6 month commitment from both mentors and participants.