The communities we partner with, from San Pedro to Sun Valley, are rich in culture and history
Downtown Los Angeles
Home of Union Station, Staples Center, Arts District, Grand Central Market, Little Tokyo, Olvera Street, El Pueblo de los Angeles Historical Monument, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles State Historic Park, Homeboy Industries, and the Broad Museum.
East Los Angeles
The site of the East Los Angeles school walkouts in 1968 by thousands of Chicano students protesting unequal conditions in LAUSD high schools, Garfield High School where beloved educator Jaime Escalante taught AP calculus, and Mariachi Plaza. Famous past residents include Oscar De La Hoya, Carlos Mencia, Edward James Olmos, and Father Greg Boyle.
Glassell Park/Lincoln Heights
As one of the oldest neighborhoods in Los Angeles, this community has several historic and notable landmarks including the San Antonio winery, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Heights library, Villa Rafael, Federal Bank Building, Sacred Heart Church, and Church of the Epiphany. Cesar Chavez was once a resident of the community.
Pacific Boulevard thrives as a major commercial retail center housed in art deco buildings and hosts an annual “Carnaval Primavera” featuring Central American and Mexican food, carnival rides, games, and live music. Famous past residents include Elton Gallegly (former U.S. Representative) and Rosario Marin (41st Treasurer of the United States).
South Los Angeles/Watts
The Watts Towers are a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument and the site of the 1965 Watts riots, ignited by discriminatory police activity and inadequate public services for the community. Other notable landmarks include the Banc of California Stadium, California African American Museum, Exposition Park, and the University of Southern California. Famous past residents include Dr. Dre, Florence Griffith-Joyner, Etta James, Charles Mingus, Nipsey Hussle, and Ava DuVernay.
San Pedro was originally the home of the Tongva Native American people. It now houses the USS Iowa, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, Korean Bell of Friendship, and the annual “Shakespeare by the Sea” festival. Famous past residents include comedian D.L. Hughley, author Charles Bukowski, and NBA champion Willie Naulls of the New York Knicks and Boston Celtics.
Part of the San Fernando Valley, this region features California historical landmark Old Trapper’s Lodge, as well as the Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants and historic Stonehurst Recreation Center. Famous past residents include Tiffany Boshers (American soccer player)