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Mission Statement
SFV African American Leadership Organization

Strengthen and enhance the community by harnessing the power of unity through service.

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The African American Leadership Organization is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization. AALO provides a dynamic environment for dialogue on key issues and establishes an environment that promotes trust and confidence among the members.

 

AALO Highlights

The African American Leadership Organization (AALO) is a voluntary network of African American leaders who collaborate in key areas of interest or needs to support the African American community. If you are interested in joining, please contact us via voicemail at (818) 561-JOIN (5646) or email at info@sfvaalo.org.

Goodbye ArvizuJanuary 18, 2016
First Trimester Campaign

Each year MCCN-BIH in collaboration with our Community Advisory Board implements activities designed to increase community awareness regarding the importance of access to prenatal care in the first trimester. During events like the MLK Free Community Breakfast we give out material to the public bringing attention to our campaign “You Need to Know, Before You Show”. This message highlights the importance of early access to prenatal care.     click here to read more

Goodbye ArvizuAugust 22, 2015
Community Health Fair

The African American Leadership Organization (AALO) and El Proyecto del Barrio sponsored a great community health fair at the Reseda Church of Christ in Reseda. The goal of these health fairs is to make certain that everyone has access to healthcare. Basic screening examinations were available for those who attended. People also had an opportunity to ask questions and sign up for healthcare coverage.     click here to read more

Goodbye ArvizuAugust 2015
National Health Center Week

Your health matters. AALO and El Proyecto del Barrio are collaborating to ring a series of community health fairs to locations throughoutthe San Fernando Valley. African Americans are at greater risk when it comes to some illnesses including high blood pressure, stroke, and diabetes. MCCN sponsors a community event each year at many of its locations throughout the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles     click here to read more

Goodbye ArvizuAugust 2015
National Health Center Week

National Health Center Week National Health Center Week is celebrated each year in August. The goal of National Health Center week is to create public awareness of the valuable role community health centers play in the delivery of health care to underserved populations. MCCN sponsors a community event each year at many of its locations throughout the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles.     click here to read more

Goodbye ArvizuApril 30, 2015
Juanita G. Arvizu

Juanita G. Arvizu, R.N., MPH, CHES, FCN has been with Mission City Community Network for over 20 years. Her last day of work was today and a few of the BIH staff members made a trip to the corporate office to say good-bye and best wishes!
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Welcome BabyApril 14, 2015
Welcome Baby

BIH staff members Roxanne Wilson (far right), Coordinator of Client Services and Chanelle Grandison (far left), Outreach Specialist visited the offices of the El Nido Welcome Baby Program. BIH is always interested in working with community partners to insure that our Moms benefit from all the services that are available to them.
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BIH Community Luncheon with Mayor Eric GarcettiApril 8, 2015
Mayor Eric Garcetti Community Luncheon SFV

Mayor Garcetti greets Black Infant Health Program Manager, Marlene Rowlett. Marlene shared several stories with the Mayor concerning clients who are facing critical housing issues.
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Black Infant Health Program | Project Safe CollaborativeMarch 18, 2015
BIH Collaborating With The CSUN Family Focus Resource Center Program

BIH had a great event collaborating with the CSUN Family Focus Resource Center Program. Theresa Quary, Program Coordinator and Stacie Anderle, Prevention Coordinator were on hand to share information and resources with our BIH families.
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Black Infant Health Program | Project Safe CollaborativeFebruary 24, 2015
Black Infant Health Program | Project Safe Collaborative

Project SAFE’s goal is to help families that don’t have ready access to a network of support that makes their all-important job easier. Project SAFE is First 5 LA’s Partnerships For Families (PFF) initiative serving SPA 2. Project SAFE collaborates with a network of agencies that serve families in the San Fernando Valley and share a common dedication to creating a safer, more nurturing community for all of our children.
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Supervisor KuehlFebruary 20, 2015
San Fernando Valley residents have an opportunity to meet Supervisor Kuehl

Supervisor Kuehl has an impressive academic background. She received her undergraduate degree at UCLA and graduated from Harvard Law School in 1978. Sheila Kuehl was the second woman in the school’s history to win the very prestigious Moot Court Competition. She was a law professor at Loyola, UCLA and USC Law Schools and cofounded and served as managing attorney of the California Women’s Law Center.
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Fathers' Lifetime Involvement ProgramNovember 2014
LAPD African American Community Forum

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck, LA County District Attorney Jackie Lacey and Robert Winn. Bob is President & CEO of the African American Leadership Organization (AALO). This Community Forum takes place every year in November.
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Fathers' Lifetime Involvement Program

June 2014
F L I P
Fathers' Lifetime Involvement Program

FLIP is for fathers. FLIP is a program that helps unite, encourage and assist fathers to resume and/or continue their roles in the lives of their children.
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Outreach

June 2014
Outreach

As the AALO mission statement says, it is our goal to strengthen and enhance the community. AALO works to determine which barriers exist in the communities that we serve and to insure that opportunities are available for all residents to obtain health services, education, housing, employment and financial stability. We believe we should encourage and provide the opportunity for residents to participate in community planning and the political process. click here to read more

Groundbreaking 2014

April 26, 2014
African American History Celebration

Celebrate African American History. Why wait until February each year to celebrate? AALO is celebrating all year long. This celebration was held at the Boys & Girls Club in Pacoima. Lights…camera….action!.
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Groundbreaking 2014

January 6, 2014
Groundbreaking Event

Community members, elected officials, agency representatives and news media came out to celebrate the building of a new state-of-the art medical building in North Hills. MCCN continues to expand to provide more access to care for the community.
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Daily News Article August 24, 2013
‘Bloody Sunday’ activist Robert Winn of Mission Hills inspired by Martin Luther King Jr.

Robert Winn was a participate 'Bloody Sunday' The Selma to Montgomery march for voting rights March 7, 1965. (Los Angeles Daily News).
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AALO Townhall June 12, 2013
Before he takes office on July 1, Mayor- Elect, Eric Garcetti, is meeting with community members to hear what they have to say about resolving issues facing the City of Los Angeles. He met with the community in the San Fernando Valley at California State University, Northridge.
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MLK Free COMMUNITY BREAKFAST
AALO organized the MLK Breakfast held on January17, 2011. Over 500 people attended the event. Elected officials attended including our Los Angeles County Supervisor, State Senator, State Assemblymember, Los Angeles City Councilmember and the Deputy Chief of Police.

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The VILLAGE NATION PARENT SUMMIT in October 2010 and October 2011
AALO was active in helping promote this important event for parents. Prominent school board officials addressed questions from African American parents. AALO had a resource table at the event.

 

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The First 5 LA place-based funding initiative, BEST START FUNDING
AALO organized a meeting of African American parents and community leaders at the Greater Community Missionary Baptist Church. Over 100 people attended to have a dialogue and give feedback regarding dollars that will be spent in Pacoima and Panorama City. AALO members continue to attend Best Start community meetings.

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COMMUNITY ISSUES
AALO writes letters on behalf of community members. We recently addressed the lack of maintenance at a local shopping center on Glenoaks Avenue and received a very positive response from the landlord.

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POLITICAL ADVOCACY
AALO will continue to seek out and bring the issues of the African American community to the attention of elected officials and political candidates and create forums where those issues can be addressed directly with the people.