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Elysian Valley United is a community-based, non-profit organization located in Northeast Los Angeles, California.  Created in 1994 by local residents, our organization provides a variety of education, arts and wellness programs to neighborhood youth, parents and families.  These services are provided at no cost.

We are located at the Elysian Valley United Community Services Center (CSC), 2812 Newell Street in Los Angeles, a 3400 square foot facility that once housed a garment sweat shop.  In 1999, Elysian Valley United took the lease on the site, and transformed it through neighborhood volunteer assistance into a multi-use community center.  Components include:

Multi-Use area:

Home to LAUSD’s highly successful Central High School/Elysian Valley Branch.  Over the years, the Multi-Use area has also been used for afternoon education programs, such as Kids United, and community meetings, town hall gatherings, and a variety of arts and programming events.

Juan and Sal’s Average Joe’s Gym:

Put together by Juan and Sal back in 2004, the Average Joe’s Gym has all the basic workout equipment needed to keep you fit and trim.  As an extension of Average Joe’s, we also have a room with 6 Johnny G spinning bikes and a Wii Fit board.  There’s no excuse at Average Joe’s!

KEVU Radio Center:

The Radio Center is the home of KEVU, “Community Radio for Elysian Valley, Northeast Los Angeles, and the World Wide Web. ”   Community members can create their own programming, which is uploaded to our KEVU page at this website. 

Multimedia Center:

Actually, the entire facility has become our Multimedia Center!  We have 15 public-access computers loaded with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint software, along with internet access provided through a super-fast T-1 line.  In addition, we have two presentation screens, along with a projector that can link to computer/internet access.

People’s Library

The People’s Library is a  community-based and run library, with fiction, non-fiction, and quality children’s books available for your reading pleasure.  We also subscribe to the Los Angeles Times, and a variety of general interest magazines.

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