Developing Leaders

Topic: Building Community


Boyle Heights Community, Metro Clash at Meeting Over Development at MTA Owned Property  Disparate Homeowners, longtime residents, advocacy groups and other stakeholders hijacked the discussion at Thursday night’s Metro community meeting concerning Metro owned properties in Boyle Heights. The meeting was supposed to be Metro’s sole opportunity to get community input before submitting design guidelines […]

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Topic: Arts, Community, Metro


Boyle Heights Briefs: Open Markets, Discussion on Arts District, and Meeting on Metro Owned Sites by Kris Fortin Just because I haven’t been writing about Boyle Heights lately, doesn’t mean nothing is going on. The last couple of weeks saw festivals and community meetings that could create lasting change in Boyle Heights. Last week, the […]

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Topic: Digitial Storytelling and Young Leaders


Digital Storytelling SEP 22 2012  Members of Union de Vecinos participate in digital story telling. In working with Vids Samanta from UCLA, community members use a computer program developed by Mr. Samanta that creates stories based on photos taken by participants. Twenty members participated in the program. Watch for their videos soon to come.

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Topic: Repurposing Public Space


Union de Vecinos Members Organize Activities to Repurpose Public Space JUL 13 2012   Since 2003, Union de Vecinos members have engaged in various campaigns and activities to transform public spaces to create healthier and safe environments. This strategy continues and community members look for additional spaces which can be repurposed to address community needs. […]

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Topic: Niños and Art


Dia del GIS en el parque El dia 23 de Junio, 2012 los niños que viven, al rededor del parque del rio, en Maywood, tuvieron una actividad de pintar la acera del parque con gises, fue un evento divertido, por que los futuros artistas se inspiraron y echaron a volar su imaginacion, plasmando sus dibujos […]

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Topic: Reclaiming Alleys


RECLAIMING STREETS AND ALLEYS IN BOYLE HEIGHTS June 19, 2012 On Saturday, June 16th, hundreds of community members participated in the celebration of projects aimed at reclaiming, transforming, and improving streets and alleys in Boyle Heights. In 2003, community members from Union de Vecinos organized around the need for street improvements and increased safety for […]

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