Community Garden

Community Gardens enrich and provide lasting benefits to neighborhoods. The Eastmont Community garden is a private and safe space shared with Eastmont neighbors in order to harvest fruits, vegetables, and plants. The garden is developed and maintained by the local community and cared for by the Center. Individuals of all income levels, race, ethnicities, and sexual orientation are welcome to join. Meeting surging demand for food through our community garden.

Managed by a Community Advisory group to establish a sense of community

Organic products donated to Eastmont’s Food Pantry which are giving to the community

Increases healthy food options for community members

Culture of self-sustainability

Schedule:

Each garden member has access to the private garden Monday through Sunday to provide them flexibility in managing their plots. Visitors are welcomed to view the garden by appointment, Monday-Friday during business hours. 

 

Requirements: 

Must live in or near the Eastmont community

 

Interested in enrolling, donating and becoming our partner?

Contact:

323.726.7998 ext:108
Zeena Chokbengboun
zchokbe@eastmontcommunitycenter.org 

Outreach and Education

Access to much needed information and support to public resources and benefits is a fundamental principle within Eastmont’s programs. In collaboration with LA County, private and non-profit agencies, Eastmont Community Center is committed to providing reliable and safe information that is in the public interest. Eastmont’s community “promotoras” and staff are well verse in health, legal, economic, and immigration services offered throughout LA County. In collaboration with key partners, access to this information is provided as a method to improve the residents overall well-being. 

Helping those who cannot advocate for themselves

Community engagement

Resolving structural problems in accessing services

Transparent public education

Interested in donating and becoming our partner?

Contact:

Isaias Hernandez
Ihernandez@eastmontcommunitycenter.org
323.726.7998 ext.: 102

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

File with confidence at Eastmont’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site and keep more of your hard-earned money. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. Persons with disabilities, the elderly, and limited English-speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their tax returns are encouraged to participate. To find more information on free tax preparation assistance—including location, hours of operation, appointment types, and more—Add link to calendar and appointment details.

Free federal and state tax preparation

Electronically file tax returns

Free Direct Deposit available

Additional financial education services available

Schedule:

Offered during tax season each year.
Call to setup appointment.

 

Requirements: 

Earn less than $57,000 annually
Must provide proof of identification
Must provide proof of Social Security Number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number
Must live in Unincorporated East Los Angeles

 

Interested in enrolling, donating and becoming our partner?

Contact:

Maria Perez
323.726.7998 ext. 113
mperez@eastmontcommunitycenter.org

Senior Services

Eastmont Community Center will provide services to senior’s citizens (55 and older) and will connect them to resources to enhance their functional independence, economic and social well-being. 

As individuals grow older, their needs and lifestyles change.  Environmental, social and medical services may need to be reassessed.  Eastmont Community Center is a warm and friendly home away from home for seniors. Seniors, ages 55 and over, can enjoy a variety of activities, holiday celebrations, parties and classes, have a hot lunch, take trips and excursions, and volunteer to help others.  Our Senior Program has helped identify resources before a crisis occurs and can help an individual locate the most appropriate resources and services to best meet their needs.

Food Distribution

Transportation

Participation in congregate meals

Advocacy

Case Management

Schedule:

Monday- Friday
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 pm

 

Requirements: 

Identification of needs and capacities through a comprehensive intake process; 
Eligibility requirements: income, age, and residency, and  Establishing client’s goals and preference 

 

Interested in enrolling, donating and becoming our partner?

Contact:

Linda Ponder
323.726.7998
Lponder@eastmontcommunitycenter.org