Promesa Boyle Heights: Transforming our Community, Together.

submission by marlene.stang

About Your Organization

Organization name(s):

Promesa Boyle Heights at Proyecto Pastoral

Organization website:

www.promesaboyleheights.org

Organization Twitter handle:

@PromesaBH

Organization Facebook page:

PromesaBoyleHeights

Organization Instagram:

PromesaBH

Describe your organization (check only one):

Nonprofit organization

For-profit organization

Government

Individual

Please describe yourself (check only one):

Solo actor (just us on this project!)

Proposed collaboration (we want to work with partners!)

Collaboration (partners are signed up and ready to hit the ground running!)

In one sentence, please describe your idea or project.

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We are creating a resident-led model for change, by engaging more residents and supporting a campaign for a school-based wellness center.

IN ONE SENTENCE, PLEASE DESCRIBE WHAT YOUR ORGANIZATION DOES.

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Promesa BH is a collaborative of residents, educators, & organizations working toward a community where all thrive and empowered to act.

Does your project impact Los Angeles County? Check only one.

Yes (benefits all of LA County)

Yes (benefits a region of LA County)

Yes (benefits a population of LA County)

No

Please write a sample tweet to describe your submission.

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Promesa Boyle Heights: growing local leadership & bringing a Wellness Center to Mendez. @LA2050 @ProyectoNews #OneBoyleHeights

Which area(s) of LA does your project benefit? Check all that apply.

Central LA

East LA

South LA

San Gabriel Valley

San Fernando Valley

South Bay

Westside

Other:

If other, please specify.:

Boyle Heights

WHAT IS YOUR IDEA/PROJECT IN MORE DETAIL?

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We’re Promesa Boyle Heights, a passionate collaborative of over 60 residents, 12 organizations, 2 schools, and dozens of businesses, non-profits, and institutional partners working together to strengthen educational and wellness opportunities- starting with our corner of Los Angeles.
We believe that residents- those most impacted by community conditions- must be at the forefront of shaping LA’s future.
Promesa launched in 2010, with a federal Promise Neighborhood planning grant. We are committed to BREAKING DOWN SILOS to create lasting change. The roadmap for our work is the Promesa BH implementation plan, which we developed after surveying 4,000+ residents and convening diverse stakeholders to develop a shared vision and the plan.

What will you do to implement this idea/project?

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Boyle Heights residents sit on Promesa’s General Assembly, Steering Committees, and Solution Teams, CONNECTING with others in the collaborative to create a model inner-city community where pre-k education, K-college academic success, healthy environments, stable housing, safe public spaces, and economic development flourish.
Our first success was the community-school model at Mendez High School. By 1) creating formal partnerships between school staff, families and partner organizations; 2) launching targeted interventions for the most at-risk students, and 3) hiring an Achievement Counselor to coordinate college readiness supports, we raised the graduation rate by nearly 20% from 2010 and 2013. Last year, Mendez became the most improved traditional high school in California with a 76-point API gain and the highest cohort of students accepted to college since the school opened. Next, we will build momentum through:
1. Development of Existing Resident Leaders. We will sustain resident leadership participation in Promesa, and also build a shared understanding of issues identified in Promesa’s implementation plan through 2-day “Leadership Academy” retreats that give the history and political context of public education, as well skills trainings in collaborative leadership, policy & legislative process, public speaking & personal storytelling for outreach & media. The goal? Equipping leaders to optimally spearhead Promesa’s work, including the wellness center campaign now underway. Building a Wellness Center at Mendez that provides students with physical & mental health services, connects them to resources, and also serves as a hub for community action is a key Promesa goal. In phase 1, resident leaders visited four existing school-based wellness centers, surveyed nearly 1,000 residents, and successfully pushed LAUSD to earmark $50 million for school wellness centers throughout the district.
2. Education and Engagement of 300+ New Residents. We will support existing resident leaders in disseminating academic and wellness information, linking families to Promesa health & wellness workshops and resources, and galvanizing community participation in phase 2 of the wellness center campaign, which will include coordination of education events at Hollenbeck Middle School and Mendez High School, more wellness center site visits, and meeting with district leaders and government officials to press for a Mendez Wellness Center by the 2015-2016 school year.

HOW WILL YOUR IDEA/PROJECT HELP MAKE LA THE BEST PLACE TO CONNECT TODAY? IN 2050?

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We believe that the challenges facing Los Angeles are big, complex and dynamic. As a result, communities across the city require a wide-range of coordinated strategies and approaches. The Promesa Boyle Heights collective impact model challenges all Angelenos to build on the strengths of individuals and organizations and to work together to more effectively impact youth, families, and community change.

Over the course of more than 60 meetings, Promesa’s General Assembly of residents, youth, educators, and other community stakeholders developed comprehensive strategies aimed at turning around two target schools (Hollenbeck Middle School and Mendez Learning Center), as well as addressing social determinants of education such as housing, safety, emotional wellness, and economic development. Promesa Boyle Heights operates under the Collective Impact framework with 12 nonprofit partners and two target schools that are committed to our grassroots governance model, which emphasizes that students, residents, and teachers—those most impacted by systems and policies—must lead community change efforts at every stage.

We are building a model in which we catalyze “everyday” peoples’ passions, lived-experiences, and creativity to support comprehensive solutions that build on one another’s assets. Moreover, it is a model that can be replicated by other low-income communities within Los Angeles that, though each facing their own unique issues, share a common need to raise the voices of local residents in the face of such forces as gentrification. Promesa Boyle Heights’ mission and reason for being is not simply to transform Boyle Heights. Rather, it is to “scale up” our successes so that by 2050, Los Angeles is a city in which ALL residents are empowered to work with schools, elected officials, and business leaders in order to collectively shape the future of the city.

WHOM WILL YOUR PROJECT BENEFIT? PLEASE BE SPECIFIC.

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Boyle Heights lies on the eastern edge of LA and is one of its oldest communities. It covers 6.5 square miles and is isolated from downtown and the greater LA area by the LA River and several converging freeways. Boyle Heights is one of LA’s most densely populated neighborhoods (95,000+) and has one of the highest percentages of Latino residents (94%). Two-thirds of adult residents do not have a high school degree, and 1 in 4 families live below the federal poverty line - double the County rate.

But these statistics can only begin to represent our community and whom this project will benefit. Boyle Heights is also vibrant and tight-knit. Once defined by our struggling schools, gang violence, and dilapidated infrastructure, Boyle Heights is becoming a model for how residents and organizations can come together to address critical issues in their community. Over the past ten years, our community has pressed for and won important battles, including the opening of new schools, improvements to infrastructure, a place at the table with the Housing Authority of Los Angeles amidst a move to privatize local housing developments, and modest gains in graduation rates.

Yet, our community continues to face major challenges – too many students continue to fall through the cracks; job and economic growth opportunities are sparse; access to health and wellness resources is still splintered; and mounting gentrification pressures on our community means decreasing access to affordable and safe housing for the lowest income residents.

Now more than ever, it is vital that the work of Promesa Boyle Heights – particularly our work to strengthen existing resident leaders and cultivate new ones – continues to grow.

Please identify any partners or collaborators who will work with you on this project.

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Our collaborative is based on the core believe that no one person or individual can do it alone. We have been operating as a collaborative since 2010. Our initial collaboration focused on the development of a strategic plan for our community, including developing a shared vision, outcome goals, and agreed upon strategies.

We are now working together to impact four agreed-upon outcomes:

1) improving graduation rates at Mendez High School, 2) building a college going culture in our community, 3) increasing access to health and wellness services, and 4) fostering leadership and civic engagement opportunities for adult residents and youth.

Our collective impact model elevates partners to continuum leadership roles. In addition to partnering with the target schools and their education reform manager Partnership for Los Angeles Schools (PLAS), 12 agencies are collaborating as Continuum Lead Partners. We also work closely with two schools: Hollenbeck Middle School and Mendez High School. All partners signed an MOU at the end of our planning period in 2011 and 125 residents signed a commitment form. The coordination of resident engagement and leadership moving forward, particularly as it relates to the Wellness Center campaign, will be led by East Los Angeles Community Corporation (ELACC), InnerCity Struggle, & Proyecto Pastoral.

How will your project impact the LA2050 "CONNECT" metrics?

Rates of volunteerism

Voting rates by race

Adults getting sufficient social & emotional support

Median travel time to work

Attendance at cultural events

Number of public transit riders

Participation in neighborhood councils

Percentage of Angelenos that volunteer informally (Dream Metric)

Government responsiveness to residents’ needs (Dream Metric)

Transit-accessible housing and employment (the share of housing units and percentage of jobs that are located within a half-mile of transit) (Dream Metric)

Total number of social media friends (Dream Metric)

Attendance at public/open street gatherings (Dream Metric)

Residential segregation (Dream Metric)

Access to free wifi (Dream Metric)

Other:

If other, please specify.:

Participation in school events, participation in solution teams and the general assembly, and progress towards our campaign goal.

Please elaborate on how your project will impact the above metrics.:

1. Rates of volunteerism. Promesa’s partners rely on committed volunteers, many of whom also volunteer their time as members of the General Assembly, Steering Committees, and Solution Teams. For this project, residents will also volunteer their time to participate in the “Leadership Academy” retreats, the wellness campaign, and door-to-door outreach in our 30-block target area to educate and engage 300+ new residents.
2. Adults getting sufficient social & emotional support. Residents participating in Promesa receive social/emotional support from one another through participation in the governance; educational workshops and retreats like the Leadership Academies; community-school events at Mendez like parent/youth college workshops; and campaigns. In addition, the Wellness Center at Mendez (once built), will offer social and emotional support resources not only to students but their parents as well.
3. Percentage of Angelenos that volunteer informally. Residents participating in Promesa-sponsored education and wellness workshops, and those who assist resident leaders by distributing event flyers, for example, do so on a volunteer-basis. Their commitment of personal time and effort in order to educate themselves, their families, and their neighbors serves as a vibrant example of volunteerism in Los Angeles. Moving forward, we plan to track their volunteer hours.
4. Government responsiveness to residents’ needs. Existing resident leaders educated LAUSD on the importance of allocating $50 million for wellness centers. We are confident that through their site visits to/analysis of existing wellness centers, as well as their commitment to educating other residents about plans for a wellness center at Mendez and gathering feedback, our leadership will successfully demonstrate to LAUSD and funders that we are ready as a community to launch a sustainable wellness center. Leadership development within the project will also prepare residents to lead other campaigns.
5. Total number of social media friends. Proyecto Pastoral, ELACC, InnerCity Struggle, and Mendez will promote the project on social media, as will other members of the collaborative.
6. Attendance at public/open street gatherings. Promesa’s General Assemblies (held quarterly) are each attended by approximately 80 residents and stakeholders, while attendance at Promesa education and wellness workshops are attended by anywhere between 15 residents and 100 residents.

PLEASE SELECT WHICH OTHER LA2050 GOALS ARE RELEVANT TO YOUR PROJECT OR ORGANIZATION (CHECK ALL THAT APPLY):

LA is the best place to LEARN

LA is the best place to CREATE

LA is the healthiest place to LIVE

LA is the best place to PLAY

PLEASE EXPLAIN HOW YOU WILL EVALUATE YOUR PROJECT.

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1. Rates of volunteerism. We will track outreach efforts. We will track participation in General Assembly meetings, Steering Committee meetings, and Solution Teams. We will track volunteer participation in the school and partner organizations. We will track participation and growth as a result of participation in leadership academies. We will do this through participation logs and pre and post evaluations at our leadership academies.
2. Adults getting sufficient social & emotional support. We currently collect sign-in sheets for all of our events. Moving forward, we will track participation of individuals in multiple events and conduct pre and post evaluations of each academic and wellness support series. On an ongoing basis, we will collect anecdotal evidence of this metric by interviewing project participants for print media and videos that will posted on Promesa’s website and shared on social media.
3. Percentage of Angelenos that volunteer informally. We will track parent and resident participation in school events and education and wellness series workshops.
4. Government responsiveness to residents’ needs. We will track the number of education meetings with government officials and the progress in the responsiveness to the efforts (e.g. number of meetings, number of media hits, LAUSD approving wellness center)
5. Total number of social media friends. We will tack social media hits of our wellness campaign, in additional to traditional media hits.
6. Attendance at public/open street gatherings. We will track participation in General Assembly meetings, Steering Committee meetings, and Solution Teams. We will also track self-reported participation in other public/open street gatherings such as forums, health fairs, and town hall meetings.

WHAT TWO LESSONS HAVE INFORMED YOUR SOLUTION OR PROJECT?

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We have learned that no one person or organization can do improve community outcomes alone, and that residents are the key to long-term, sustainable community change.

1. Our theory of change is based on building reciprocal relationships with residents and empowering them to create change in their lives and the larger community. We foster relationships through our programs & civic engagement work and by including a majority of residents in the governance body of Promesa BH. The greatest lesson that has been continually reinforced is that when you give authentic voice to your community and honor their decisions, you will be rewarded with committed participation and sustainable programs. To do this well, we must see community engagement and leadership as an ongoing process and investment. If we are being effective with engagement, we always have a new cohort of residents that need to be integrated to Promesa BH and supported in their development. If we are being effective with leadership development, the type of knowledge and skills that needs to be fostered with residents grows and evolves as their leadership grows and evolves.
2. A lesson learned from the PN early implementation phase is that effective collaborations take time, but that relationships with schools can be strengthened by partnering on a small, tangible project such as the Academic SPARK project we initiated with Mendez for seniors at highest risk of not graduating. By aligning our strengths and resources with Mendez and our partner ICS, we achieved a 20 point increase in graduation rates and a 76 point API gain. We plan to continue to invest and nourish the strong relationships and partnerships we’ve built.
3. Another critical lesson learned from our planning year is that sustainability is also dependent on having a strong evaluation and communications plan. We plan to develop a communications strategy and marketing materials to better spotlight the successes of our community. More importantly, we plan to dedicate resources to data & evaluation so that the information we share is based on documented results with children and families and for the community.

Explain how implementing your project in the next twelve months is an achievable goal.

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Implementing our project within the next twelve months is an achievable goal for two simple reasons: 1) we will launch it from the strong foundation we built during Promesa’s planning phase and over the last 3 years of building the community-school model at Mendez and 2) because we already have a cohort of committed resident leaders – between 75 and 100, in fact.

Please list at least two major barriers/challenges you anticipate. What is your strategy for ensuring a successful implementation?

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Securing funding for the entire Promesa BH strategies is one of our biggest challenges. Our two high scoring applications for Department of Education implementation funds did not win grants, which has necessitated that we scale down our original $30 million implementation budget to $2 million over the next three years. Thanks to our success in securing funding from a host of foundations and private funders, however -- as well as the generous allocation of in-kind resources from all members of the collaborative – the work continues.

Yet another challenge is our need to build broad support for the initiative. In short, Promesa Boyle Heights represents a major paradigm shift for inner-city community transformation, and we fully realize that it will take time and effort to help others understand the value of our collective impact model, specifically why the time required to link the efforts of community organizations pays off by ensuring we do not duplicate one another’s efforts, and how educating residents and building resident leadership is crucial to sustainability.

How much ground must we still cover? In an immediate sense, the 4,000+ residents who participated in Promesa’s planning process are but a small fraction of Boyle Heights’ 95,000+ residents. For the purposes of this project specifically, we must convince LAUSD to allocate wellness center funds to Mendez. And we must also continue to secure formal support from local government and larger funders who have the capacity to donate substantial resources and dramatically move the other strategies in our implementation plan forward.

WHAT RESOURCES DOES YOUR PROJECT NEED? (CHECK ALL THAT APPLY)

Money (financial capital)

Volunteers/staff (human capital)

Publicity/awareness (social capital)

Infrastructure (building/space/vehicles, etc.)

Education/training

Technical infrastructure (computers, etc.)

Community outreach

Network/relationship support

Quality improvement research

Discussion
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Promesa Boyle Heights is absolutely amazing and long overdo. I support Promesa Boyle Heights 1000%

by RaulECDA
over 1 year ago

Almost there! I'm excited for the possibility of having a Wellness Center at Mendez HS. Promesa Boyle Heights has already brought so many good resources to Boyle Heights and has an amazing plan to ensure the success of the youth here! Go Promesa!

by rvluna
over 1 year ago

We are still going strong at #4!

by gg25
over 1 year ago

Promesa Boyle Heights is a great project which has already changed the lives of so many people in our community and has the potential to transform so many more. The work that they have already done makes me even more excited about this project! In our broken education system, Promesa is a pioneer in a new model that focuses on getting the most out of our youth and putting them on a successful career path.

by abarcaf21
over 1 year ago

My vote has been submitted!

by gloria.gutierrez.5454
over 1 year ago

Happy to support such an amazing organization!

by ChibiKeaton
over 1 year ago

Within Promesa BH, it's the unwavering commitment of residents and partners that's so remarkable. At General Assembly and Steering Committee meetings, the conversations that ensue are inspiring -- it's always clear that here in Boyle Heights you have a community that is united by a desire to work together for change. But the next phase of leadership development will be crucial to Promesa's momentum.

by marlene.stang
over 1 year ago

Si se puede!!!

by solanoesthefanie
over 1 year ago

Promesa Boyle Heights serves as a national model model for community/school transformation. They have demonstrated that community, policy makers, and educators can work together to build a better world.

by garcialesterj
over 1 year ago

An amazing organization, real change in the real world!

by aek7
over 1 year ago

Amazing work being done by Promesa BH!

by fernandez87
over 1 year ago

So awesome! Promesa BH has been working hard for years - community members are so ready to see changes they've been advocating for - healthier BH for seniors, family, youth that deserve a fair chance in a neighborhood with high asthma rates and low wage jobs.

by ReyFukuda
over 1 year ago

Proyecto Pastoral and Homeboy Industries were born from the determination of the community residents who said “no mas” to the violence, sub-standard education and lack of jobs in Boyle Heights. Today that work continues in the community as PROMESA BOYLE HEIGHTS. HOMEBOY is a proud member of the Promesa collaborative led by Proyecto Pastoral. Working at the grass-roots level, Promesa strives to ensure that every child and every family has an education, a safe place to live and a nurturing community where everyone matters – a pipeline of success from cradle through college and career. I urge your support of the PROMESA BOYLE HEIGHTS application when voting begins on September 2nd.

Fr. Greg Boyle, S.J.
Founder and Executive Director
Homeboy Industries

by ALCinLAC
over 1 year ago

Acabo de votar por este lindo projecto comunitario.

by Raul123
over 1 year ago

I voted for Promesa Boyle Heights because I believe in health and wellness equity in our community. My #Promise2050 is to support our youth and their future!!

by susyandyou
over 1 year ago

The community leaders that make up the Promesa Boyle Heights collaborative are true FIGHTERS!! The love for the Boyle Heights community that they have is so powerful and it continues to fuel the amazing work that they are LEADING: from building more wellness centers, providing more academic services/support, to fighting for educational justice. The community needs folks like Promesa Boyle Heights to stay alive! You all inspire me!

by JReynaga
over 1 year ago

I am voting for Promesa Boyle Heights because their work will impact the community in positive ways! We need them! QUE VIVA PROMESA BH!

by jazminc
over 1 year ago

It is impossible for schools to become transformed to focus on student progress and student success without the active and engaged support of parents and the community. Promesa understands the critical role that parents play in the educational success of their children. With informed and active parent participation our schools will transform themselves one school at a time.

by Eustace
over 1 year ago

yo creo que la educacion tempranoa es muy inportante para el futuro

by marcegel
over 1 year ago

I am so excited that Promesa Boyle Heights is the 2nd most talked about proposal! Goes to show that we have the whole Boyle Heights community behind us!

by gg25
over 1 year ago

I'm voting for Promesa Boyle Heights because the community shares a common vision: to improve high school graduation and college-going rates; preparing youth and their families for 21st century jobs. I've seen youth, parents, community members, organizers, executive directors, business owners, and other leaders come together and create a plan that will enable all residents to thrive in this emerging neighborhood...Promesa Boyle Heights' grassroots governance model includes the voices of all stakeholders (and I'm particularly impressed with their decision-making process, which was largely led by parents and youth -who are typically ignored in academia and policy-making decisions.) Kuddos to your tireless work within the community, and for maintaining a collaborative that continues to see the potential in its residents. Best of luck, you have my vote and full support!!!!

by xochitl.casillas81
over 1 year ago

I just made my vote count! Make sure to cast your vote for Promesa Boyle Heights!

by emillu1
over 1 year ago

I just submitted my vote for Promesa Boyle Heights! I am very proud of all the work that has been done so far and it is all thanks to the commitment of the Boyle Heights residents, parents, students, teachers, administrators, and community partners. Together we can!!

by gg25
over 1 year ago

Yo quiero votar por promesa para claces para padres.

by gmaria
over 1 year ago

Ya vote por promesa porque mi voz si cuenta

by ortizmarcela54
over 1 year ago

I'm voting for Promesa Boyle Heights because I want youth to have better opportunities and resources for their future.

by veronica08
over 1 year ago

I'm voting for Promesa Boyle Heights because of their commitment to the success and flourishing of our youth--our future.

by ra524682
over 1 year ago

Voting for Promesa Boyle Heights

by roger.j.rivera
over 1 year ago

I will continue to vote for Promesa Boyle Heights every day because the commitment, energy and passion that individuals show through the collaborative work are truly remarkable!

by daisy.cuellar.98
over 1 year ago

I'm supporting Promesa Boyle Heights because of their tireless work to ensure that the youth of Boyle Heights achieve their potential.

by Carpediem88
over 1 year ago

I will proudly be voting for Promesa Boyle Heights on September 2nd. Viva Promesa!!!

by mike.gagerman
over 1 year ago

So excited for Promesa Boyle Heights! You have my vote!

by fatima.djelmane
over 1 year ago

I am voting for Promesa Boyle Heights because all their work will help our children and youth to build a better and new Boyle Heights!

by frankb10
over 1 year ago

It sounds cliche, but what better investment is there than LA's children? Promesa's programs affect parents and children in very real ways that shape their entire upbringing. Promesa gives parents the tools to raise successful, productive citizens who are proud to be from Los Angeles.

by laurainblack
over 1 year ago

I'm voting Promesa Boyle Heights. Porque "SI SE PUEDE!"

by Pkitaoka
over 1 year ago

I believe youth are the future of our community and Promesa Boyle Heights is an important program that allows the youth to develop leadership and be successful.

by AngelSer
over 1 year ago

Promesa Through Its parent engagement with providing the parents with educational work shops allows them the opportunity to become actively involved in the schools and the understanding the educational system so that they may be able to advocate for their child through out their educational career

by ZamZeno
over 1 year ago

I'm voting for promesa to ensure that our youth attends collage and be successful.

by tania27
over 1 year ago

I'm voting for Promesa Boyle Heights because I want youth to have a chance to continue studying and that they don't face challenges and barriers to education.

by MariaElenaCardozo
over 1 year ago

Promesa Boyle Heights has gave the opportunity to the community to engage in different after school programs.

by RocioLopez
over 1 year ago

I'm voting for Promesa Boyle Heights because the youth need resources in the community.

by mggarcia
over 1 year ago

I am very happy that Promesa Boyle Heights helps the people in need and the kids that are the future of tomorrow.

by bonita2
over 1 year ago

I'm voting for Promesa Boyle Heights because this project would be very good help for the community.

by cisy
over 1 year ago

I believe that the youth are the future and with the help of this program it will encourage to build powerful leader in the community of Boyle Heights.

by ppadilla
over 1 year ago

i vote for Promesa Boyle heights, because i believe youth are powerful and because it will help the children to became a better community and Boyle Heights is a very needy community.

by mpaz1010
over 1 year ago

I'm voting for Promesa BH so that we can have more childcare.

by Marry12
over 1 year ago

II believe that when the school have what they need in general it will make a difference to these student to be encourage and motivated to go to school and be learners and hope to succeed in the future. I believe that Boyle Heights has always been a community in need. I hope to see this money be use in this community.

by emurillo
over 1 year ago

I want the best for Boyle Heights.

by icastillo
over 1 year ago

I'm voting for primes a BH because our community needs a wellness center for parents and their children.

by Available
over 1 year ago

I'm voting for Promesa BH because It helps children grow in our community and provide better educational resources.

by dianrami1
over 1 year ago

Promesa BH is empowering the community and giving residents the tools to be effective leaders. That's why I am voting for them.

by vgomis
over 1 year ago

Impressive community collaboration. Arriba Promesa Boyle Heights!!!

by joelu
over 1 year ago

IM VOTING PROMESA BOYLE HEIGHTS

by jazmingaribaldi
over 1 year ago

Promesa Boyle Heights, is the promise of an engaged community with a clear vision that is committed to shaping the future of thousands of Angelenos through education and healthcare access. The return on investment will be significant with the growing number of high school graduates, college degree attainment, and the diverse and educated workforce our city needs.

by foliveira
over 1 year ago

I'm voting for Promesa Boyle Heights because I am sure that our youth are the future of a new and better Boyle Heights!

by Lilyfinance
over 1 year ago

Promesa Boyle Heights is creating lasting, sustainable change in our community.

by MaestraLiz
over 1 year ago

Impressive results… 20% increase in graduation rates, and the most improved traditional high school in California with a 76-point API gain at Mendez High School!

by ProyectoED
over 1 year ago

Voy a votar por promesa Boyle Heights

by pierluchi
over 1 year ago

I'm ready to vote for Promesa because together, we can transform our schools and our community. We are driven by a shared belief that change is possible when we have a vision and work together to achieve results.

by Deycy1
over 1 year ago

I'm voting for Promesa Boyle Heigts....Becouse they are transforming the life's of students.

by rteaga
over 1 year ago

I'm voting for Promesa Boyle Heights because I've seen the results of their work! They are positively transforming the life's of student's by creating a pathway to graduation and college.

by raquelrocks
over 1 year ago

I’m voting for Promesa Boyle Heights!

by aacevesatpp
over 1 year ago

I'm voting for Promesa Boyle Heights because of it's commitment to Boyle Heights by ensuring that residents, community organizations, and schools are united to make sure our students have the needed resources to be successful in school and in life. Promesa's plan is very comprehensive and they continue to do amazing work in the community! It is truly a great example of community transformation and social justice!

by rvluna
over 1 year ago

I'm voting for Promesa BH because it is time residents are equipped with the support they need to create change for the future.

by velvet1979
over 1 year ago

Promesa BH has been the platform for Boyle Heights residents to transform their schools by tackling social justice, economic justice, and educational justice issues both inside and outside of schools. To transform our schools and have our youth and community be successful we need to create grass roots solutions. Promesa BH has done just that. It has been the platform for community residents to create their solutions to issues they deal with on a daily bases. As a life-long BH resident, I feel ownership of this work and the success we've had.

by GeeG
over 1 year ago

Couldn't agree more!! I'm excited to see the positive changes that this Wellness Center will bring to Boyle Heights!! #WellnessMatters

by susyandyou
over 1 year ago

Let's do this!

by rvluna
over 1 year ago

agreed!!

by gg25
over 1 year ago

Estoy de acuerdo!!

by susyandyou
over 1 year ago

Que viva!!!

by gg25
over 1 year ago

Agreed !!

by gg25
over 1 year ago

La educación temprana es esencial para el éxito del estudiante! Buen dicho!

by gg25
over 1 year ago

Very well said! Promesa Boyle Heights is what our community needs =)

by rvluna
over 1 year ago

e aprendido mucho al participar en este grupo tan impactante.

by Raul123
over 1 year ago

Yo tambien estoy lista para votar. :)

by Deycy1
over 1 year ago

Que viva!!!

by GeeG
over 1 year ago

eso es muy cierto.

by Raul123
over 1 year ago

Yes, youth are the future.

by DorisHer
over 1 year ago

This is inspiring. Together, we can create more and better opportunities for youth.

by DorisHer
over 1 year ago

Our partnership with our schools is crucial to this success. We are just getting started!

by Deycy1
over 1 year ago

And we have much more work to do. LA 2050 can help accelerate the successes we've seen so far!

by Deycy1
over 1 year ago

*on a daily basis

by GeeG
over 1 year ago

e aprendido mucho al participar en este grupo tan impactante.

by Raul123
over 1 year ago

eso es muy cierto.

by Raul123
over 1 year ago

This is inspiring. Together, we can create more and better opportunities for youth.

by DorisHer
over 1 year ago

This is incredible and inspiring, the unity in organizations promotes the unity amongst our community members!

by susyandyou
over 1 year ago

Que viva Boyle Heights.

by Raul123
over 1 year ago

Yo acabo de votar

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Tuesday, July 01, 2014

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Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Voting Began
Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Voting Ended
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
at 07:00 PM UTC

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Winner Announced
Tuesday, September 30, 2014