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2017 has been a fantastical and challenging year for us – that’s a thing right, it can be great and challenging?!

Great because we made new dope friends and collaborations that allowed us to bring more greenspaces into communities that need them and organize more communities to lift their voices to develop their communities. We hosted over 65  – SIXTY – FIVE! – community planting, building, platicas, clean-up, green-up, events all over LA!  From planting California natives in parkways in Boyle Heights with the local residents to the Fiestas Patrias in Bell Gardens to get folks input on the Lower LA River Revitalization Master Plan.

Great because along with partners the Trust for Public Land and the City of Hawthorne, we opened the new and improved Bicentennial Park , a project close to my heart – I personally organized for this space back when I first started this joint 10 years ago when I lived in my hometown.  And it was beautiful to witness how the community designed and empowered this space.

We did so much more, but I want to keep this email brief – we’re working on our year-end report, we’ll share that later, but I wanted to give you a little glimpse, a smidge of what we were able to accomplish because of YOU.  Our accomplishments were all possible because of YOUR SUPPORT, because you built this with us. THANK YOU.

Now here is the challenging piece: we are working to meet our strategic long-term goal of building 20 greenspaces by 2020. No small feat.

So before the year ends, we invite you to join the fight for greenspace access and help us reach $10,000 towards our 20 by 2020 goal. That’s 20 greenspaces in communities that need them most by the year 2020!

Your support today will help us reach our goal to help fight against the social and environmental injustices plaguing our most vulnerable communities here in Southern California.

Every act of generosity counts, and each means even more when we give together. Join the fight this holiday season to help provide 20 green spaces by 2020.

So go ahead and look at your books, see what you can give and fight with us. Stand with us.  You have until 12/31 of this year to receive the tax benefits!

Thank you, thank you and muchisimas gracias!



Founder & Executive Director

From Lot to Spot