El Monte Community Tour: Creating a seamless pathway, cradle to college

A bus station. Higher education. Healthier neighborhoods. They’re all connected to a unique effort to create a college-going culture, healthier neighborhoods, and sustainable social change, and you’ll learn how on LA Inside & Out’s El Monte Community Tour. Located east of downtown Los Angeles in the San Gabriel Valley, El Monte is the focus of…

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Mercado La Paloma Community Dinner: Global cuisine and community empowerment

Mercado La Paloma is known for its “vibrant treasure trove of internationally eclectic food,” but it’s so much more than that. It is a shining example that community revitalization can be successfully achieved without the displacement of residents. You’ll learn about this unique community experiment while enjoying delectable international dishes during the Upswell Community Dinner…

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Magnolia Community Initiative Tour: Empathy at the core of improving communities and lives

Providing basic services for the thousands of children who live in some of LA’s most vulnerable communities is no small feat, but the Magnolia Community Initiative aims much higher. Their community-driven, multi-pronged effort, involving residents and 70 public and private organizations, provides holistic, wrap-around environments where children and their families can do more than survive…

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