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Mission Statement
SFV African American Leadership Organization

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

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) 561-5646 or email at info@sfvaalo.org.

Goodbye ArvizuFebruary 2017
AALO Energy Efficiency Program

AALO is reaching out to community members to talk about the LADWP Energy Efficiency program. There are a number of programs for residential customers (tenants, homeowners and landlords) that can help you save money. There are even programs that can help you get a new refrigerator! We want you to call our representatives for more information.     click here to read more

Goodbye ArvizuJanuary 2017
Annual MLK Free Community Breakfast

Over 350 people came out early on Monday morning to celebrate the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. The event is held at 8:00 am so people have time to attend events in Los Angeles later in the day. Bob Winn, AALO President greets the audience at the 2017 MLK Community Breakfast held at the Boys & Girls Club in Pacoima.    click here to read more

Goodbye ArvizuOctober 2016
Fall Education Summit

African American parents, grandparents and guardians from all over the San Fernando Valley came together to learn about ways to help their children gain access to quality education. The AALO Education Task Force is working closely with LAUSD leaders.    

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Goodbye ArvizuAugust 25, 2016
Days Of Dialogue

Background: In 1995, as a result of the verdict in the O. J. Simpson trial that polarized many Los Angeles Communities. Then Mark Ridley-Thomas started Los Angeles’ first city-wide discussion, “The Days of Dialogue.”    click here to read more

Goodbye ArvizuAugust 14, 2016
Back To School Rally

Over his long career in law enforcement Sgt. Thompson has worked in numerous assignments but he really enjoys speaking to the youth and their parents. He is the guest speaker at the Back to School Rally. He talked about how to interact with the police if you are stopped and stressed that we should ask for a business card from the officer.    click here to read more

Goodbye ArvizuJuly 2016
Community Town Hall Race Reconciliation

Dr. Dewayne Winrow is the Senior Pastor at the Reseda Church of Christ and he spoke passionately about the dialogue that needs to happen between police officials, policy makers and the community to bridge the gap that exists. He is very much in favor of community-based policing. “When young people see police officers, they should see a police officer who belongs to that community and not occupation forces.” Winrow said.    click here to read more

Goodbye ArvizuMay 2016
Educational Summit

This was a day when parents had an opportunity to interact, ask questions and get answers! LAUSD staff members were on hand to speak with concerned parents. Childcare was provided so children could have fun and be safe while parents attended the general sessions and workshops.    click here to read more

Goodbye ArvizuMarch 2016
Living Praise Christian Center

Dr. Fred Hodge is the Founder and Senior Pastor with his wife Pastor Linda Hodge, Senior Pastor. 'Their passion is to build strong marriages and family units that will glorify God and produce people of purpose , power and praise. LPCC is recognized for its praise, prayer, preaching and prophetic services that speak right to the heart of this modern day generation.     click here to read more

Goodbye ArvizuMarch 2016
LAUSD Superintendent

On the first day of March, at 8:00 am on a Tuesday morning, approximately 700 people came out to hear from new Superintendent Michelle King. This Town Hall meeting was organized by Monica Ratliff, 6th District Board member and her staff. Ms. Ratliff said that the event was the result of a request made to her by a person at the MLK Community Breakfast in January. The audience greeted the new Superintendent with a standing ovation in the Pacoima Middle School Auditorium.     click here to read more

Goodbye ArvizuJanuary 2016
Health Fair Greater Community

AALO in partnership with El Proyecto del Barrio organized a community health fair in Pacoima at The Greater Community Missionary Baptist Church where the Senior Pastor is Dr. Dudley D. Chapman. Bob said, "After having conversations with the pastor we really felt that a health fair would be beneficial. The church currently offers emergency shelter to over 100 people in their Great Room. Many of these people do not have access to medical care and this would bring a level of medical screening to them. We are happy to partner with the church to provide this service."     click here to read more

Goodbye ArvizuJanuary 2016
Annual MLK Free Community Breakfast

It was a great celebration at the Boys & Girls Club in Pacoima. The Annual event honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. brought together over 400 people to enjoy the activities of the morning. This year community members had an opportunity to hear from Mayor Eric Garcetti, win raffles, be entertained and access community resources from many agencies and organizations.     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 throughout the 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

Fathers' Lifetime Involvement ProgramJuly 2015
Historic Calvary Baptist Church

Mayor Eric Garcetti comes back to the San Fernando Valley to greet the congregation at the historic Calvary Baptist Church in Pacoima. Senior Pastor Apostle William T. Broadous shares words of inspiration and encouragement with the Mayor.     

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Fathers' Lifetime Involvement ProgramMarch 2015
Selma

The movie Selma, which opens in theaters nationwide, provides a depiction of one of the most pivotal points in the civil rights movement. The events that occurred in Selma, Alabama in the early part of 1965, particularly Bloody Sunday on March 7, led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The movie explores many facets of the Selma campaign including the relationship between Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and President Lyndon B. Johnson, interaction among different segments of the social justice movement, the fierce resistance by state and local officials to the opening up the ballot box to all races, King family dynamics, brutal beatings, and much more. click here to read more

Supervisor KuehlFebruary 20, 2015
San Fernando Valley residents 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 co-founded and served as managing attorney of the California Women’s Law Center. click here to read more

Annual MLK Free Community BreakfastJanuary 2015
Annual MLK Free Community Breakfast

The Annual Free /v\LK Community Breakfast was held at the landmark Boys &. Girls Club in Pacoima. This was a great celebration that brought together a diverse group of people from across the San Fernando Valley.
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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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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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MLK Free Community BreakfastJanuary 2014
Annual MLK Free Community Breakfast

Rev. Jannah Scott, a presidential appointee and Deputy Director at the Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, argued that King’s biggest fight was for positive words. King spoke of things that were not yet reality as if they were, she said, because he realized that both death and life can lie in the power of one’s tongue.
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Fathers' Lifetime Involvement Program

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

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

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Daily News Article
‘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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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.