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Empowerment through action is essential for the greenspaces we fight for.

 

20 BY 2020

We’ve had the honor of working with the most genuine and incredibly hardworking community members, like Ciro, that inspire us to continue to fight to create safe, open spaces where community members THRIVE.

With your support we can continue to fight for greenspaces that cultivate community empowerment. Your tax-deductible gift will be MATCHED dollar-for-dollar if you donate before the year ends!

You have the power to ensure the communities we serve remain rich and vibrant cultural hubs that drive equitable growth. 

Join the fight to provide 20 greenspaces by 2020. 
We have a lot to fight for.

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Having Healthy Food Options is Critical.

 

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Decades of economic disinvestment and neglect have left low-income communities of color without healthy whole food options and that has real, detrimental consequences. The overall health of these communities suffer and life expectancies are drastically shortened.

Antero is one of over 200 gardeners at Stanford-Avalon Community Garden that depend on the garden for healthy food options in their food desert community. YOU can help us maintain this garden and provide more sustainable greenspaces like this for generations to come.

With your support we can make sure all families have the necessary resources at their disposal to make healthy food choices. Make a donation today to make TWICE the impact and help us meet our goal of providing Angelinos with 20 greenspaces by 2020!

Thanks to a generous donor your tax-deductible donation will be MATCHED DOLLAR-FOR-DOLLAR!

We have a lot to fight for.

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Urban Tree Canopies

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Cradled by the 105 & 405 freeways, and directly underneath LAX flight paths, the community of Lennox has some of the worst air quality in Los Angeles. This past year we sought to change that by planting 75 trees with Lennox youth.

  • Each tree planted will be able to sequester over 2,700 lbs. of carbon emissions year-round!
  • Once matured, the trees will create an urban tree canopy that will help cool the neighborhood and keep energy consumption low.
  • The trees will not only beautify the community, but enhance the overall health of all community members.
  • Building healthy, sustainable neighborhoods takes collaborative effort among communities, agencies, and environmental stewards like YOU, that champion for sustainable and equitable growth.

Join the fight in creating vital greenspaces in underserved communities and help us reach $10,000 towards our 20 by 2020 goal. That’s 20 greenspaces by the year 2020!

Your tax-deductible donation will be MATCHED dollar-for-dollar if you donate before the year ends! Now’s your chance to make TWICE THE IMPACT!

Join the fight. We have a lot to fight for.

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Empowerment is contagious.

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Brenda and her family live across the street from a 1-mile strip of vacant land and decided to do something about it. She became inspired by our community engagement process and took action. Brenda and her neighbors organized and lead the design and vision of what is now the 5-acre Lara Linear Park.

“To hear that there’s still plans to connect this to go farther or to connect to the Riverbed, that just keeps me fueled to continue to organize my community so that we can offer something better for the next generation.”

Help us keep the momentum going. Lara Linear Park is just one project counting towards our goal to produce 20 greenspaces by 2020. With your support we can inspire more community members like Brenda to join the fight in creating new community lead green-spaces in our communities.

Join the fight to create greenspaces that cultivate community empowerment. Your tax-deductible donation will be MATCHED dollar-for-dollar if you donate before the year ends! Here’s your chance to make TWICE THE IMPACT.

We have a lot to fight for.

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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?!

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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!

Saludos,

Viviana

Founder & Executive Director

From Lot to Spot

This Giving Tuesday #JoinTheFight

The holiday season is just around the corner. And we want to invite you to learn why its more important than ever to join our fight!

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving back. This year, we invite you to give back by joining the fight against the many injustices in our communities. It’s been a whirlwind of a year, filled with racism, misogyny, xenophobia, Islamophobia, and climate change denials. Our most vulnerable communities have been under constant attack by the current presidential administration and we will not let the current political climate threaten EVEN MORE the livelihood of our communities.

On Tuesday November 28th, we want to encourage you to join the fight against the social and environmental injustices plaguing our most vulnerable communities here in Southern California.

This #GivingTuesday, we are asking you to support our work in fighting for a just, equitable, greener Los Angeles. Your support will ensure communities that have long been on the margins receive their fair share of health & wellness opportunities, access to parks, and access to healthy food options.

So mark your calendars, spread the word, and stay tuned for more details.

Join us in power, we have a lot to fight for. 

#aLOTtofightfor #JoinTheFight #FLTS

 

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Boyle Heights Clean Streets Challenge Volunteer Event! 11.11.2017

Join us & Boyle Heights community for the 2nd Clean Streets Challenge!

If you couldn’t make it for last week’s event be sure to join us this time beause it’s going to be GOOD. The Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council and From Lot to Spot invite you to join us and help clean-up Cummings St. This time around we will be working together to clean-up debris along Cummings St. between 1st St. & 4th St., and create a beautiful native plant rain garden.

Same as last time! ALL ages are welcome and we’ll have FREE food, refreshments, and GIVEAWAYS!

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

Together we will keep our streets safe, clean and beautiful for our community!

 

Clean Streets. 

Green Streets. 

Safe Streets. 

OUR STREETS.

When 
Saturday, November 18, 2017
10:00 am

Where
Cummings St. (between 1st St. & 4th St.)
100 South Cummings Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033

¡Acompañenos y la comunidad de Boyle Heights mientras trabajamos juntos para limpiar y embellecer nuestra comunidad!

Si no pudo atender el evento de la semana pasada asegúrese de acompañarnos esta vez. El Neighborhood Council de Boyle Heights y From Lot to Spot los envita a trabajar juntos para limpiar y plantar sobre Cummings St. entre las calles de 1st St. y 4th St.

!Juntos mantendremos nuestras calles limpias, seguras y hermosas para nuestra communidad!

Calles Limpias. 

Calles Verdes.

Calles Seguras.

 NUESTRAS CALLES.

Por favor traiga ropa y zapatos comodos.

Habra comida, refrescos y rifas GRATUITOS!

Todos estan invitadados!

Cuando
Sabado, 11 de Noviembre, 2017
10:00 am

Ubicación
Cummings St. (entre 1st St. y 4th St.)
100 South Cummings Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033

More info/ Mas informacion: OUTREACH@BHNC.NET

Boyle Heights Clean Streets Challenge Volunteer Event! 11.11.2017

Join us & Boyle Heights community as we work together to clean-up & beautify our neighborhood!

The Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council and From Lot to Spot invite you to join us as we work together to clean-up & plant in the Via Verde walkway. Over the last two years, we’ve worked with Homeboy Industries Charter and Girls Today, Women Tomorrow to implement the community’s wishes to have a safe, green walkway between 1st & 2nd Streets.

We will give this walkway some love by cleaning it, planting beautiful native plants, and learning new ways to keep our public spaces clean, safe and engaged!

 

Together we will keep the walkway safe, clean and beautiful for our community!

Clean Streets. 

Green Streets. 

Safe Streets. 

OUR STREETS.

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
FREE food, refreshments, and  giveaways!

ALL ages are welcome!

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE: https://goo.gl/by4Q3f

When 
Saturday, November 11, 2017
10:00 am

Where
Via Verde
1946 East 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033

¡Acompañenos y la comunidad de Boyle Heights mientras trabajamos juntos para limpiar y embellecer nuestra comunidad!

Acompaña el Neighborhood Council de Boyle Heights y From Lot to Spot mientras trabajamos juntos para limpiar y plantar en el sendero de Via Verde. Durante los ultimos dos años, hemos trabajado con Homeboy Industries Charter y Girls Today, Women Tomorrow para implementar los deseos de la comunidad de tener un sendero seguro y verde entre las calles de 1st y 2nd Street.

Mostraremos un pquito de amor a este sendero limpiándolo, plantando hermosas plantas nativas, y aprendiendo nuevas formas de mantener nuestros espacios públicos limpios y seguros.

!Juntos mantendremos el sendero limpio, seguro y hermoso para nuestra communidad!

Calles Limpias. 

Calles Verdes.

Calles Seguras.

 NUESTRAS CALLES.

Por favor traiga ropa y zapatos comodos.
Habra comida, refrescos y rifas GRATUITOS!

TODOS estan invitados!

Rerserve espacio AQUI: https://goo.gl/by4Q3f

Cuando
Sabado, 11 de Noviembre, 2017
10:00 am

Ubicación
Via Verde
1946 East 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033