Barrio Action Youth and Community Center

Family Programs

Parenting Classes

This class helps parents identify and develop new strengths, it assists parents in learning effective parenting skills and how to create opportunities for positive family bonding. Topics include: parenting styles, setting boundaries, communication and discipline methods, anger and stress management, conflict resolution, supportive relationship building and responsibility sharing.

FamilySource Center

What is FamilySource Center (FSC)?

FamilySource Centers are located throughout the City of Los Angeles to serve, assist, and support residents in their local neighborhoods and communities. Each center offers a variety of educational, family, children, and youth services including counseling, cultural, recreational, and after-school activities on-site or nearby through a referral system. Special services include financial counseling and tax preparation, ESL classes, food distribution, and disaster preparation training. The FamilySource centers are also available for community meetings, special and holiday events, and volunteer opportunities.

The NorthEast  FamilySource Center has collaborations with Healing Urban Barrios, the Los Angeles Boys and Girls Club, Lincoln Heights Tutorial Program, Plaza de la Raza, Urban 36Zero, Soledad Enrichment  Actions, ALMA Family Services, Hillsides, College Bridge Academy, and many local groups such as the El Sereno Stallions, the El Sereno Chamber of Commerce, El Sereno Bicentennial Committee, LA32 Neighborhood Council, and many local LAUSD schools.

FSC Program Eligibility

To be eligible to receive FamilySource services, an individual or family must reside within LA City boundaries and meet the current low-income guidelines. To determine eligibility, the following must be brought to the Center at the time of enrollment:

  • Proof of Income: paycheck stub, Income Tax Return, Benefits Statement.
  • Proof of Address: Utility Bill, CA ID, CA DL, Residential Mail, Etc.

*Documents must not be older than 3 months from the enrollment date*

Supportive Services

To support family economic success, the FSC provides through its referral network access to affordable housing, substance abuse and mental health counseling, legal services, immigration, emergency medical services, food distribution, clothing, car seats, and transportation.

Multi-Benefit Screening

As part of our FSC program, we ensure that parents/adults have access to money-saving programs that help them keep money in their pockets. Parents/adults accessing the FSC have the opportunity to be screened and enrolled in multiple publically funded health, social service, and other support programs through one single electronic, web-based application.

Case Management

Case managers work with parents who have children, ages 5-17 to assist them in securing steady income, achieving educational growth, and building economic assets so they are better able to invest in their children’s education, emotional development and future success, as well as assist their children in increasing their academic achievement by ensuring they have the educational support they need to succeed in school. Based on the family’s needs, a case manager helps them set short and long term goals and works with them to develop a service strategy plan to achieve their economic and/or educational goals and meets with the family bi-monthly to motivate, encourage and track their improvement.

Computer Lab

Our computer lab is available for homework assistance, college corner activities and for those seeking employment.

Financial Literacy

All-inclusive financial education workshops, based on the FDIC Money Smart program are offered to parents/adults outside the financial mainstream. Workshops are designed to help parents/adults enhance their financial skills and create positive banking relationships.

Tax Preparation Services

In partnership with EITC and VITA, we offer free tax preparation services to individuals or families that reside in the City of Los Angeles earning less than $60,000 annually. Appointments are encouraged, and walk-ins are accepted.

To accurately determine your EITC eligibility and prepare your returns, please bring the following information to your appointment:

  • Photo ID
  • Social security cards for self, spouse, and dependents.
  • Birth dates for all persons listed on the tax return.
  • Wage and earning statements: Form W-2, W-2G, and/or 1099-R from all employers.
  • Interest and dividend statements from banks.
  • Copies of the previous year’s tax returns.
  • Bank routing and account numbers for direct deposit of your refunds.
  • Other relevant information about income and expenses.
  • Amounts paid for daycare, if applicable.

Domestic Violence Program

Our Domestic Violence Program focuses on developing healthy relationships and preventing abuse. If you are in crisis, we encourage you to call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at +1-800-799-SAFE (7233).

Job Readiness

Our Job Readiness workshops will help you define your own path to a job! Through our workshops, you will discover your interests in the workforce; learn how to write a cover letter, and how to create a resume that will get you the interview you desire.

As a FamilySource Center, we also are able to refer you to our partner agencies, or the WorkSource Centers also established by the City of Los Angeles. Please check our calendar for scheduled workshops.

Dance Classes

Fitness Classes
A is a high-energy, super fun dance class that includes unique moves and motivating music that is great for both the body and the mind!

Monday-Friday from 9:00 - 10:00 am

Additional classes are available, please inquire.

Arts & Crafts

Arts and Crafts Workshops are available for the whole family. Activities include migajon, a traditional art of making handmade flowers from hardened bread paste dough. Why not make your own migajon floral bouquet? Learn today! Ornate greeting cards and sparkly jewelry are also created during our workshops. Classes are held in Spanish.

Contact us for the current schedule.

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