Re-Ignite Lincoln Heights

submission by leadely
Re-Ignite Lincoln Heights

About Your Organization

Organization name(s):

Leadership through Empowerment, Actin, and Dialogue Inc. (LEAD)

Organization website:

www.leadinc.org

Organization Twitter handle:

www.twitter.com/LEAD_Inc

Organization Facebook page:

www.facebook.com/leadinc.org

Organization Instagram:

instagram.com/leadinc

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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LEAD will facilitate a community needs assessment, voter education and registration campaign, and ignite civic engagement in Lincoln Heights

IN ONE SENTENCE, PLEASE DESCRIBE WHAT YOUR ORGANIZATION DOES.

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LEAD is a grassroots organization that builds youth leadership, equitable communities, and agents for social change.

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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@Lead_inc will activate Angelenos in Lincoln Heights, survey 300+ through a Community Needs Assessment, and register 200+ to vote.

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.:

Lincoln Heights and Northeast LA

WHAT IS YOUR IDEA/PROJECT IN MORE DETAIL?

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Lincoln Heights has a rich history of activism and civic engagement. LEAD will re-ignite Lincoln Heights. LEAD will develop a Community Needs Assessment to better understand priorities and social needs of Angelenos in Lincoln Heights. The results of the assessment will give the community, elected officials, and the local neighborhood council quantitative and qualitative data of community priorities, needs, and the social issues where most services and resources are needed. This is the first step in bringing more attention to Lincoln Heights and helping Angelenos shed light on what they really care about. We then will empower the community to become more civically active through voting and participation in their local neighborhood council.

What will you do to implement this idea/project?

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By reaching out to local organizations, churches, neighborhood councils, and community centers, we will survey a minimum of 300 people. Through our existing program LEAD YouthBuild, a leadership development program that empowers youth ages 18-24 to finish their high school diplomas and connect them to meaningful careers and post-secondary education, we will incorporate community outreach and organizing into our curriculums and give them service-learning experiences that will include surveying people in the community. This project will serve many purposes that include: gathering of important community data, leadership opportunities for young people through hands-on organizational and community outreach experience, and it will shed a positive light on young people who would otherwise be seen as disengaged and at-risk. In partnership with UCLA's Urban Planning Department, the surveys will be analyzed and data will be compiled together to serve as documented research describing community needs and the gaps between current conditions and desired conditions. The results will then be presented to the community through educational forums where dialogues will be facilitated about civic responsibility and engagement in order to address community needs. LEAD will then launch a voter registration campaign that will register a minimum of 200 people to vote. We will then host a series of workshops and educational forums with the goal of empowering people to become active voters and active participants in local neighborhood council meetings and city council meetings. This is the first step in trying to impact community change is by defining community needs and creating leadership opportunities that will ignite dialogues with those that have the power to make the changes happen. But civic participation does not stop there. LEAD will facilitate and organize working groups between Angelenos of Lincoln Heights, local elected officials, and the local neighborhood council to find common grounds and create strategies and plans that would address community needs. The goal would also be to identify services and resources that currently exist in the community and identify gaps where services and resources are needed.

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

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When politics and voting is brought up in the community, we commonly hear things like “My vote does not matter,” “One person can’t make a difference,” and “Politicians don’t care about me and what I think about.” Part of the sentiment may derive from the community feeling not fully represented when decision are being made about their community. When you begin to ask people what they personally care about and what solutions they would propose, many times you receive genuine and innovative responses. What if we can restore a voice to the community of Lincoln Heights? What if we can gather enough people together and create dialogues where people begin to discover that they are not alone in wanting community change? What if we can build bridges between elected officials and the neighborhood council and changes begin to happen? Small changes and small victories can lead to big changes and big victories. The community will feel represented. This project will begin to pull out information from the community and make that information carry value. By creating dialogues between community members, the neighborhood council, and elected officials, commonalities can be discovered or produced and evidence of changes happening will ignite the community to want to stay connected and stay active.

WHOM WILL YOUR PROJECT BENEFIT? PLEASE BE SPECIFIC.

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This project will benefit the community of Lincoln Heights which has a population of about 31,500 people. The community is predominantly Hispanic/Latino with the next largest group of people is Chinese/Asian. The unemployment level is 12.7% and 36% of the population there is living at or below the poverty level. The high school dropout rate in Lincoln Heights is 33%. This project will aim to impact the following groups of people:
Young people ages 18 – 24: In addition to the services offered by LEAD YouthBuild, the organizational skills they will develop and community outreach training and experience they will obtain through this project will serve as work experience and leadership experience benefiting them in future employment and/or college enrollment.
People ages 25 – 40: This population will be targeted for the community needs assessment, educational forums, and dialogues that will be facilitated.
People ages 40 – 75: This population will also be targeted for the community needs assessment, educational forums, and dialogues that will be facilitated.
Each of these groups of people have needs and priorities that may be different from other age ranges. For real and long lasting connectedness to happen, all sides need to be heard and all sides need to be part of the dialogues that will take place with local elected officials and the neighborhood council.

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

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The following is a list potential partners and collaborations:
Lincoln Heights Neighborhood Council is the body representing the community we currently serve. We will gain support for our LEAD YouthBuild and invite them to become thought partners in the implementation of this project. Our goal is to build a good relationship with the neighborhood council, share their goals with the community and build a bridge for more community participation to happen.
L.A. WORKS is a non-profit organization that manages a volunteer action center out of Lincoln Heights. Their goal is to empower Angelenos to address pressing social issues through volunteerism and community collaborations. In partnership, we can create a community volunteer project where people would conduct the community needs assessment surveys.
Metro North WorkSource Center serves the area of Northeast Los Angeles. Their facility will be a great place for surveying people. They have on average 30-50 visitors per day.
YouthBuild Charter School of California currently serves as our educational partner for LEAD YouthBuild. We will work with them to incorporate a service-learning piece into our educational curriculum that would allow students to gain experience and training in community outreach.
UCLA is an existing partner of LEAD YouthBuild and will be helping us build a “College Career Center” for the community. Because of our existing relationship, we are able to reach out to the Urban Planning Department and partner with them in order to compile and analyzing the data generated by the community needs assessment surveys.
YouthBuild USA is a national organization comprised of 200+ youth development programs whose mission is to unleash the intelligence and positive energy of low-income youth to rebuild their communities and their lives. We are an affiliate of YouthBuild USA and are able to access and leverage pass-through grants that enhance our educational services, case management services, and leadership development.
We will also reach out to local churches and ask for support in getting the needs assessment surveys filled out by their members.

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:

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

Rates of volunteerism: LEAD YouthBuild will incorporate of this project into our educational curriculum, and we will empower young people to volunteer in the community of Lincoln Heights. At minimum, 65 young people will volunteer and survey the community. At the same time gain leadership skills and job skills. We will invite community members to volunteer and instill in them the idea that service is the first steps they can take in making community change. One way they can serve their community is by attending local neighborhood council meetings and voicing their opinions.
Voting rates by race: In 2001, 33.5% of registered casted a ballot. 17.9% of all registered voters’ casted ballots in the 2009 elections. During the 2013 Los Angeles Elections, 16% of all registered voters casted a ballot. It is evident that the number of active voters In Los Angeles has been dropping dramatically. In addition to registering new voters, we will reach out to registered voters that do not vote and find out why. We will identify areas of opportunity where elected officials and neighborhood councils can help address these issues. Lincoln Heights has a population of 31,410 of which 70% is Hispanic/Latino and 25% is Chinese/Asian. Our campaign will focus on these two groups.
Participation in the local neighborhood council: Many people do not know what neighborhood councils are or do. We will create informational packets for community members to get to know the local neighborhood council, their committees, and their meeting schedules. We will include simple ways on how to participate and get involved. Our goal is to increase the attendance of community members at the local neighborhood council meetings.
Government responsiveness to community needs: Dialogues will make it possible for the community to become aware of services and resources that currently exists in the community and elected officials and the neighborhood council can become aware of needs.
Total number of social media friends: LEAD’s Facebook fan page as 300 likes.. Our twitter account currently has 68 followers. We have created a buzz due to initiating dialogues about social issues like education, leadership development, and workforce development. We use “Twitter Parties” which is the collective use of a “hashtag” within a specified time with the goal of raising awareness. We will introduce this concept to the community of Lincoln heights and Northeast Los Angeles.

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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In 12 months, we will activate 100 people in the community of Lincoln Heights in volunteerism and service who would otherwise not do it on their own. This will include surveying people in the community, participating in educational forums, participating in local neighborhood council meetings and city council meetings. Our ultimate goal is to inspire our community members to one day become neighborhood council members themselves.
In 12 months we will register a minimum of 200 people to vote of which 80% will be of Hispanic/Latino backgrounds. This will not just increase the number of registered voters but raise the number amongst a demographic that historically votes at low rates.
In 12 months, we will empower 25 community members to join local neighborhood council committees and/or run for a neighborhood council seat.
In 12 months, we will increase our Facebook likes to 1000.
In 12 months, we will increase our twitter followers by 100% (from 68 to 136).

WHAT TWO LESSONS HAVE INFORMED YOUR SOLUTION OR PROJECT?

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During the 2013 mayoral election in Los Angeles, 222,300 people (12.4% of registered voters) voted in Eric Garcetti, the lowest voting numbers for newly elected mayors since the 1930’s. Only 5%-6% percent of the total population made the decision for the entire city. California’s population is about 38 million. Latinos represent about 32% of the California’s adult population but only 16% of them are likely to vote. Non-Hispanic Whites make up 46% of California’s adult population and 66% of them are more likely to vote. These two lessons/issues inform us Hispanics/Latinos in California are less likely to vote than that of Non-Hispanic Whites. By raising the Hispanic/Latino voting by just a few percentages, we can impact local and statewide elections. In the last Los Angeles mayoral election, a small increase in voting percentages could have easily changed the election outcome. What this information is also telling us is that full representation of all people in California is not being reflected in our electoral processes. Our political system is in need of individuals and communities to become more civically active in order for more of the population being represented when decisions are being made and when election are being decided.

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

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LEAD has built a great reputation locally and nationally and we have been able to build partnership with several individuals and organization. Our goal of putting forth a community needs assessment, followed by a voter registration campaign and dialogues between elected officials, the neighborhood council, and community members are goals that we have the capacity and knowledge to execute. Two members of our Board of Directors are connected to their local neighborhood councils: Hector Huezo is the Chair of the Neighborhood Council Alliance of River Communities and is a Neighborhood Council Budget Advocate; Albert Ramirez is a member of the Wilmington Neighborhood Council. In addition, another Board Member, Frank Alvarez, is a Senior Organizer with Los Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE), with more than 10 years’ experience in community organizing, capacity building, and advocacy. They will help us put together a plan for working with Lincoln Neighborhood Council and help us navigate through local politics. They have years of experience in engaging community members in local politics and will be assets to us in this project. Because of our LEAD YouthBuild Program, we have ongoing programs which we can tap into and use for the benefit of this project. We will be able to leverage multiple streams of funding in conjunction with funding from LA2050. We have built a solid foundation of individual donors and supporters that we can easily tap into for support in this project. We are strategically located in the center of Lincoln Heights and our site is easily accessible to the community.

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

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One of the barriers we will face is getting the community to become open about sharing their feelings and viewpoints about social issues and what they care about. Within family settings, the workplace, and school, discussing social issues can be tricky and sometimes controversial especially when you encounter people who are really passionate about a particular subject. We will have to develop relationships with community members and leaders and utilize great communication strategies. Partnering up with existing organization and institutions like churches and schools can help us with initiating conversations and we can begin to build trust with community members.
The second barrier we will face is skepticism. As mentioned before, many people in Lincoln Heights do not have the best opinions about politics and the way local issues are being addressed. As we explain to people the changes that can come about through volunteerism, voting, and involvement in local politics, people will need to see small accomplishments in order to continue to stay engaged and motivated. We will facilitate the process of dialogues between the community, local elected officials, and the local neighborhood councils in order to show that community that they can be heard if the community continues to be active and connected. Our goal for the first 12 months will be to help the community find solutions for small scale issues and then continue to work with them to tackle bigger community problems. We want to make it visual for the community to see. Based on the information we get back from our surveys, we can show the community what areas of importance can be accomplished sooner and what issues will need continuous community participation in order to affect change. We need to do a lot of positive reinforcement to the people we will work with and the community at large. Posting flyers with positive messages and successes stories will be part of that strategy.

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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still grinding HARD

by jalexander
over 1 year ago

I respect the work that LEAD is doing. It is inspiring to know that the community is still invested in the youth. They are the ones that will bring about a better tomorrow...

by ttlayo761
over 1 year ago

LEAD is here to truly serve the youth!

by GoLEAD
over 1 year ago

good look team hiram

by aridrs1402
over 1 year ago

Keep Grind'd and being an inspiration to us all. #repLEAD #YBAlumnichallenge

by jalexander
over 1 year ago

Good Luck and best wishes !!

by Roxanaacr
over 1 year ago

I'm here to support lead in every way possible.Good luck, and best wishes! :-)

by Jen_01_31
over 1 year ago

Let's keep the movement going people!!! Very very proud of you

by lupe.romo.7
over 1 year ago

Good luck lead!!!!

by kim.berly.58
over 1 year ago

Si Se Puede....YouthBuild!!!

by kspilker
over 1 year ago

Good luck on your project!! Your number one fan

by jay_kourt
over 1 year ago

Good luck!!!...

by GabbyGonzalez1
over 1 year ago

Good Luck¡¡

by AleGlezGDL
over 1 year ago

We need organizations like LEAD to inspire and teach our youth leadership and community empowerment!!! #REPlead #LEADYB #NELA

by aramirez1984
over 1 year ago

Good Luck!! TeamHiram!!

by paumeri
over 1 year ago

I have attended a few LEAD events and I can definitely attest to the positive impact LEAD has on the youth. Keep it up!

by Alesandoval
over 1 year ago

Good Luck

by HarshS
over 1 year ago

Good luck!!

by estefaniaruiz
over 1 year ago

Keep doing great things LEAD! You are your name, leading the way for positive changes!

by amarce100
over 1 year ago

Best of luck LEAD, keep doing what you are doing. I can't wait to see the change you bring about.

by Hiram1
over 1 year ago

We can do this! LEAD will empower the youth of Lincoln Heights!

by GoLEAD
over 1 year ago

Lets do this! #ReigniteLH

by fredo25
over 1 year ago

Having gone through a YouthBuild program myself, I know the importance and impact it has in the community it is located in. I have seen first hand how this program has fostered in young leaders who wish to bring positive change in their communities. #REPlead #LEADYB #LINCOLNHEIGHTS #NELA #ReIgniteLH

by nikostoise
over 1 year ago

LEAD will Empower Lincoln Heights and North East L.A. by Building Community One Youth at a time!

by rogelio.medina.908
over 1 year ago

This program has the potential for GREATNESS. The area of Lincoln Heights is in need of opportunities to support young people & create a foundation for future success. This is it! #REPlead #LEADYB

by derrick.youthbuild
over 1 year ago

You have my vote. Peace & LOVE #eastcoastSWING #replead

by jalexander
over 1 year ago

#replead ! Great organization uplifting the community!

by zuhrismom
over 1 year ago

#replead it starts withing the community!!! Lets uplift the youth!!! Lead is the best place to start!!!

by Treasurekatt
over 1 year ago

I'm excited for #RepLEAD to do this work. Please vote and support this project that will impact the youth. What's everyone's favorite part about this project?

by johnguava
over 1 year ago

#RepLEAD is opening , breaking barriers, evoking LEADership while boosting values of the courageous voices in the community. The time is now

by BCSWEET
over 1 year ago

reaching young minds that is great!

by amardeep
over 1 year ago

My favorite part about this project is teaching youth how to engage their community. Everyone's voice matters.

by johnguava
over 1 year ago

Voting starts after this weekend, Really important for everyone to vote everyday and support the great work of a locally bred and and locally led organization. #RepLEAD

by HectorSkeltor
over 1 year ago

this organization is a life changing experience keep it going and I give much support

by vaughnbryce69
over 1 year ago

I believe this organization is beneficial for helping us young people to be more productive and to make a difference in our community.

by glaiza1995
over 1 year ago

CHANGE, start's with YOU, I support this program because of all the idea's that are brought forward to help transform our YOUTH to become a VOICE that matters. Its really important for our young generation to know its okay to be heard, they do have a voice, and we as a COMMUNITY together no matter where ever you may be, Our Future Lies In The Hands Of Our YOUTH. Good Luck! #LEAD #DWLA

by rae_suzukawa92
over 1 year ago

i would like to thank this organization for helping young people that has a bad past with nothing looking good into their future another chance to become something or one. basically for giving us young people another chance to make a change in ours and others life. You all don't just give us another chance to get our high school diploma but you all give us a chance to gain job experience and training thats just going to change our lifes forever. Thank all yall again for showing us that you all care and want to help us thank you and keep this organization alive and well known soon this organization going to blow up more then what it is now

by niquenique
over 1 year ago

I support this program because all of the positive things that they do together as a group, helping youngsters to have a positive future, showing and teaching leadership to make progress and be successful in life. Taking step by step to improve one another and have a different outcome for your career.

by ricky.valdez.94
over 1 year ago

good people make the world a better place continue it go green.

by ivann
over 1 year ago

I think the best bet to make our world a better place is to educate and empower our youth.
LEAD truly is exceptional , GOOD LUCK #DWLA

by arturobb
over 1 year ago

#RepLEAD#RepLEAD#RepLEAD#RepLEAD#RepLEAD

by caysoncare93
over 1 year ago

Make sure to have everyone you know register to vote! Voting starts Sept 2nd. #REPLEAD #LEADYB

by KrystalH
over 1 year ago

YouthBuild USA National Alumni Council is looking forward to what LEAD, Inc can do with this award. The leadership is solid and experience in the fields of youth development, community organizing, and community development. They have done this work on local, statewide, nationwide and international level.

by NACNEARYOU
over 1 year ago

YouthBuild USA National Alumni Council #REPlead #LEADYB. We got Y'all back nationwide. #NACNEARYOU #NACNEWS

by frank.alvarez.104
over 1 year ago

LEAD embodies empowering young people and enriching communities. They are creating invaluable change agents. The diligent work being done by LEAD is profound. #RepLEAD

by BCSWEET
over 1 year ago

LEAD was created by REAL people who are true to what they believe, say, & do. If actions speak, LEAD!!!!

by OnceJustice
over 1 year ago

I think the best bet to make our world a better place is to educate and empower our youth.

LEAD is already making strides. We know you can make this project a reality!

by ValentinaValentina
over 1 year ago

Good luck LEAD

by fuerzamexica
over 1 year ago

1) Young People
2) Connected to the neighborhood
3) getting their neighbors to organize around their needs
4) increasing the collective voice of #NELA and #LincolnHeights

That's a recipe for success. #RepLEAD

by HectorSkeltor
over 1 year ago

LEAD is determined to ill in the gaps in Lincoln Heights and bring the community all of the resources that we are entitled too. I am so happy that this organization is in existence and I cannot wait to work with partners in the area to make the largest impact. Shout out to Ely Flores, LEAD's founder, for his incredible vision and zeal to make it happen. #REPLEAD

by KrystalH
over 1 year ago

I am excited about LEAD and their desire to improve the lives of young people particularly in the Lincoln Heights area. We all need opportunities and a place to start. LEAD is going to provide a platform and a launching pad for the leaders of tomorrow! I commend LEAD.

by ttlayo76
over 1 year ago

Thank you all for the support. Re-ignite Lincoln Heights is about tapping into the people wealth in the community and re-igniting the flame of activism in its rich history.

by leadely
over 1 year ago

I fully support LEAD as an organization. I believe LEAD will be instrumental in strengthening and creating opportunities in Lincoln Heights for everyone. This grant will initiate a new beginning and assist LEAD with creating a sustainable model that can be replicated throughout LA. #REPlead #LEADYB #LINCOLNHEIGHTS #NELA #ReIgniteLH

by MayorDJohnson
over 1 year ago

Lincoln Heights rising!

by jorge.madrid.31
over 1 year ago

The name speaks for itself, LEAD will lead the youth to their hopes and dreams of success. The youth deserve all opportunities out there to help build their foundation. I'm am confident of a program that is ran by pure leadership, LEAD.

by naja.blandfoster
over 1 year ago

I am a supporter of LEAD and like others know that when they set goals, they will achieve them and more then likely go beyond them. If they are given the opportunity to carry on there project, this could be something that could be replicated in other L.A. communities.
LEAD has a great leadership team that walked the walk from their own experiences growing up in the L.A. communities. They are truly passionate leaders and will put in the dedicated work needed to find out what youth, families and leaders alike need to be empowered and united for not only a good, but a greater future in L.A.

by AntonioRamirezJR
over 1 year ago

Lead is what change looks like #REPLEAD

by keena.graham
over 1 year ago

I pesonally know people who founded LEAD, and know that they have pave the way for YouthBuild Alumni by being the first YouthBuild Alumni to start their own program. If LEAD says that they are going to start something, they actually do it rather than talk about it. I #REPLEAD in Boston #LEADYB!

by mrmackey
over 1 year ago

LEAD has shown through leadership and experience dreams can come true. Support LEAD and lets build our future the way want it to be. LEAD

by Bonifiedpest
over 1 year ago

I am a firm believer and supporter of LEAD'S effort! As #NELA Native I believe a program of this sort that builds leadership in our community and gives faith back to the students. Through this program the students are going to address the issues that stopped them from succeeding and show the community they can make it. The impact this program will have is going to be tremendous on the Lincoln Heights community.

by johnny.belmontez.5
over 1 year ago

This is awesome can't wait to see all the good that LEAD can and will do!!

by jessybug1
over 1 year ago

I fully support LEAD's efforts in reigniting Lincoln Heights!

by zuhrismom
over 1 year ago

As a #nela native I fully support LEAD'S efforts. I didn't get exposed to this the of leadership until I got to college. The young ppl I coach in the area could really use an opportunity such as this.

by LowLaH23
over 1 year ago

As a alumni I truly believe in the YouthBuild transformation process. Lincoln Heights needs a program such as LEADYB, so that the youth can address issues in their communities. The founders of LEAD are true trailblazers of the YB movement, and are leaders in their own rights. This program would be a perfect fit for North East Los Angeles. #YB

by orlando.nava.7
over 1 year ago

LEAD is just what the community of Lincoln Heights and surrounding Northeast LA needs to uplift and make a positive impact for the people they serve. #NELA #REPLead #LEADYB #LincolnHeights

by jennifer.chau2
over 1 year ago

We got your back from the Long Beach Youth Build!! Yay Yay!!

by JasonLopez
over 1 year ago

I'm excited to see what LEAD will accomplish for the community of Lincoln Heights!

by AnaLiliaBarraza
over 1 year ago

I have witness Lead (LEADERS) the past decade changing youth lives; including my life from negative to a positive life!!!! Lincoln Heights is fortune to have Real Leaders Passionate On Their Mission To Empower Youth To Become Future Leaders Of Los Angeles Communities. Like Ponce Said, "Real Live Justice League". I Am Proud Of L.E.A.D #REPLEAD #LEADYB #LINCOLNHEIGHTS #NELA #REIGNITELH

by rose.lunasky
over 1 year ago

In its few months of active duty L.E.A.D. YouthBuild program has done the unthinkable!!! It has rallied allies from across the nation. It has a staff team that reminds me of a real live justice league. They are strong, educated and impeccable its is just what Lincoln heights and the rest of our communities need to resuscitate!!! I am proud to #REPlead #LEADYB #LINCOLNHEIGHTS #NELA #ReIgniteLH

by irvin.b.ponce
over 1 year ago

Most of the staff for this organization I've known for sometime now. They are dedicated and inspired by their work. Working for change and seeing it happen motivates. This organization is motivated.

by edwin.et.cervantes
over 1 year ago

Lincoln Heights has a rich history and culture. Re-igniting the community will bring about change across Los Angeles.

by leadely
over 1 year ago

When I was young adult/"at-risk youth" growing up in #LincolnHeights and the #NELA area opportunities as this did not exist. 12 years later the area still lacks spaces were at - potential youth can grow into grassroots leaders who are committed to staying and improving their HOOD. #REPlead #LEADYB

by frank.alvarez.104
over 1 year ago

Good Luck LEAD!!!

by paumeri
over 1 year ago

Thanks for your support! Make sure you vote today!

by KrystalH
over 1 year ago

Thanks for your support! Make sure you vote today!

by KrystalH
over 1 year ago

Motivated to LEAD!

by rmedina1975
over 1 year ago

Thanks for your support! Make sure you vote today!

by KrystalH
over 1 year ago

Thanks for your support! Make sure you vote today!

by KrystalH
over 1 year ago

raising the civic participation of youth and teaching them the tools needed to create real change.

by NACNEARYOU
over 1 year ago

FA You know the NAC #REPleads. Council members are ready to support LEAD's efforts

by NACNEARYOU
over 1 year ago

Yes! LEAD is so effective because our Executive Director is a YouthBuild graduate! He truly can relate and is a wonderful mentor and leader. #replead

by KrystalH
over 1 year ago

LEAD truly is exceptional!

by KrystalH
over 1 year ago

We're next. Stay ready!

by Bonifiedpest
over 1 year ago

#REPlead #LEADYB #LINCOLNHEIGHTS #NELA #ReIgniteLH

by frank.alvarez.104
over 1 year ago

Thanks for your support! Make sure you vote today!

by KrystalH
over 1 year ago

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Submission Began
Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Submission Ended
Thursday, July 31, 2014
at 07:00 PM UTC

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Tuesday, September 02, 2014

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

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Special Olympics World Games 2015
Special Olympics World Games 2015

Winner Announced
Tuesday, September 30, 2014