|Mar Vista Family Center’s (MVFC's)
Community Program focuses on the revitalization of its community by
providing opportunities for individuals to grow, develop and take
the lead in making the area a safe and vital environment for all
MVFC adults, often with their children, participate in and lead activities such as the annual Literacy Fair, street clean-ups, community gardening, family festivals, and sports and exercise activities. Through MVFC’s Advocacy Training workshops, residents have learned the skills to organize themselves into a united voice when seeking assistance from state and local government concerning issues that impact their neighborhoods and their safety.
Everyone is welcome. Please check Events and News for information on upcoming programs and events.
Through a collaboration with the Westside Food Bank and the Fineshriber Family Foundation, every weekday afternoon MVFC provides approximately 100 nutritious dinners to the youth who attend the after school programs, as well as adults in need.
Senior Citizens Program
With a desire to give back to the MVFC community, local senior citizens identified a need for more cohesion within their age group. Established in 2009, this group runs classes in computers, cooking, nutrition and the arts.
Leadership training and Advocacy
Parents attend monthly meetings where they have the opportunity to learn new leadership skills, or were they have the opportunity to communicate directly with public officials, police officers and advocate for the issues affecting their community and use direct communication with the people who can do something about it.