Saturday, April 14, 2018

It's your money, get it: Earned Income Tax CreditAs you begin to prepare your taxes, I would like to share with you that the state legislature recently expanded the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) for those earning $22,300 or less, including W-2 wages and self-employment income.

If you qualify for the CalEITC and the amount of the credit is greater than the tax you owe, you will receive a refund.

Additionally, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is once again offering free tax help to those who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities, and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their taxes.

Please see a list of the below VITA locations:

CSU Dominguez Hills
1000 E. Victoria St. Welch Hall C- 155 Carson, Ca 90747
Service Offered: February 4th –March 25, 2018
English/Spanish – Appointment Required
(805) 500-8482

Long Beach
117 West Victoria St. Long Beach, CA 90805
Service Offered: January 23 - October 15, 2018
English/Spanish - Appointment Required
(562) 216-4600

AAB-Admin Office
1000 N. Avalon Blvd. Wilmington, Ca 90744
Service Offered: February 2 - April 14, 2018
English/Spanish - Appointment Required
(310) 835-6132

Greater Mt. Sinai Baptist Church
12329 S. Wilmington Ave. Compton, Ca 90222
Service Offered: January 20 - April 14, 2018
English/Spanish – No appointment required
(310) 631-0261

Watts Labor Community Action Committee – FSC
1212 E 108th Street Los Angeles, CA 90059
Service Offered: January 22 – April 17, 2018
English/Spanish – Appointment Required
(323) 357-6262

Grant AME Church
10435 South Central Ave. Los Angeles, Ca 90002
Service Offered: February 3 - April 14, 2018
English/Spanish - Appointment Required
(213) 372-4402

Greater Sunrise Baptist Church
906 E. 91st. Street Los Angeles, Ca 90002
Service Offered: February 10 - April 7, 2018  
English/Spanish - Appointment Required
(323) 901-6850

Thursday, March 29, 2018

SHIELDS For Families, in partnership with the Office of Assemblyman Mike A Gipson

invites you to join us for our

Community Job Recruitment

Thursday, March 29, 2018.

* Employers and Service Providers will be in attendance.  

Call: Jericho Vocational Services Center at 323-357-6930 to RSVP for registration to Pre-Employment Workshop.


Pre-Employment Workshop: March 19th, 2018 – 10 am.

Get a practice run with your resume and interviewing skills. Learn about some of the growing employment opportunities in LA County.


Community Job Fair:  March 29th , 2018 (10:00am – 1:00pm).

*Where:  JERICHO VOCATIONAL SERVICES CENTER (11705 Deputy Yamamoto Place, Suite A - Lynwood, CA 90262)


*Things You Should Bring to the Pre-Employment Workshop & Job Fair:

  • Multiple Copies of your Resume
  • Driver’s License/California ID
  • Social Security Card
  • Interview Attire, Dress nicely!

*Employers will be hiring for:

  • Warehouse Labor
  • Forklift/Clamp Drivers
  • Customer Service
  • General Labor
  • Receptionists
  • Accounting
  • Food Service
  • Cashiers

*Training/Educational opportunities for:

  • Construction Unions/Apprenticeships
  • College Assistance/EOPS
  • Trade Training
  • High School Diploma



Saturday, March 17, 2018

Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson


An opportunity for you to receive an update on the latest tax rules, regulations and filing procedures for faith based organizations from IRS, Board of Equalization and Franchise Tax Board including those with Non –Profit Organizations and Community Development Corporations.

Tax Reporting and

Filing for Faith

Based Organizations

Saturday, March 17, 2018

1:00pm – 3:00pm

New Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church

402 E. El Segundo Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90061


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Friday, March 16, 2018

Join Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson in collaboration with:

  • GRID Alternatives 
  • Green Education Inc.
  • Southern California Gas Company

for a:

It's All About the Environment Workshop

Where: Gompers Middle School: 234 E. 112th St. Los Angeles, Ca 90061

When: March 16, 2018 @ 5:30pm-7:30pm

Attendees will learn about:

  •  Accessing Energy Efficiency Mortgages
  • Creating Healthy, Energy Saving and High Performing Homes
  • How to Qualify for No-Cost Solar Systems
  • Growing Job Opportunities in the Solar Industry
  • Renewable Energy and Solar Equipment Education

***The first 150 guests will receive a FREE home air filter!***

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Join Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson in partnership with Charles R. Drew University of Science and Medicine for a Healing Circle on Thursday March 1, 2018 from 4pm - 6pm.

The purpose of the Healing Circle is to provide a safe space to heal, share and express. This circle welcomes all immigrant families, allies and community members who are seeking to uplift spirits and support our dreamers.

A legislative update will be provided by Assemblymember Gipson on DACA steps, and actions the state has taken.  Attorneys will be available for DACA renewals (if eligible) or consultations.

  • Thursday March 1, 2018
  • Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science - Cobb Room
  • 1731 E. 120th St. Los Angeles, Ca 90059
  • 4pm - 6pm
  • Diana Medel: (310) 324-6408 or

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