Neighborhood Social Change Projects

Make change - right in your own neighborhood!

The Spring 2019 neighborhood programs took place in South and East Los Angeles. Students learned how to use digital photography to express themselves. Check out their work below! Click on an image to see more detail.


In the 2016-17 school year, youth in South Central Los Angeles, Huntington Park, and East Los Angeles worked with teaching artists over 10 sessions to explore what matters to them in their neighborhood, and work for positive change. Check out their final work! 

East Los Angeles - 2017 - Dance

Ensemble members: Abraham, Sophia, Noelle

Teaching: Artist Yanina Orellana

Huntington Park - 2017 - Mixed Media Visual Arts

Film by: Esperanza, Lizbeth, Juliana, Arnold, Arturo, Leobardo

Teaching Artist: Jahcobie Cosom

South Los Angeles - 2017 - Podcasting

Podcast by: Maria, Melissa, and Salvador

Teaching Artist: Aubree Lynn

South Los Angeles - 2016 - Photography

Photographs by: Johvana and Ermila

Teaching Artist: Giovanni Solis

East Los Angeles - Podcasting

Podcast by: Cristal and Gaby.

Teaching Artist: Aubree Lynn

Dia de los Muertos - Gaby and Cristal
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Huntington Park - Dance

Dance workshop participants: German, Jeremy, Sebastian, Isaac, Isaacs, Brian, Adrian, Dorian, Tristan, Joseth, Maria, Jason, Gilberto, Luis

Teaching Artist: Yanina Orellana


Youth created original dance compositions about recycling and invited their community to join them in making a pledge to recycle. 

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