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Boyle Heights resident Nydia Gonzalez vividly remembers the day her 4-year-old daughter reminded her of the importance of "quality time." Little Yaretzy had arrived from school and started talking about her day to her mother who was hurrying to make dinner and wash the dishes, distracted by the work and the sound of running water...

It's More Than Just 'Being There' that Matters

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Promesa Boyle Heights' LA2050 Challenge got featured on La Opinion, a Spanish newspaper, about project goals and encouraging everyone to vote from Promesa Boyle Heights!

Buscan ganar premio de $100,000 para Boyle Heights

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Raquel Roman, director of the Guadalupe Homeless Project in Los Angeles, said that in 2008, when the recession began, people coming to shelters started to change.

Ramon Castro is an electrical engineer that arrived in Los Angeles on July 2,1001 on the recommendation of some friends from his native Culiacan, Sinaloa. They told him that there was a lot of work in remodeling homes in the United States.

Failed American Dreams that end up in Homelessness

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Proyecto Pastoral on Wednesday received a $300,000 grant from AT&T to expand Promesa Boyle Heights, an initiative to increase graduation rates and college success for at-risk youth in Boyle Heights. It’s the company’s second grant of this size to the nonprofit since 2012

Grant fuels 'Promise' to Boyle Heights

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The Boyle Heights BHC area is a small yet densely populated urban neighborhood east of downtown Los Angeles. The site encompasses a population of roughly 90,000 residents, of which, over 93% are of Latino/Hispanic descent...

Boyle Heights Building Healthy Communities - Cultural Treasures

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Southern California Tennis Service Representative, Philip Siordia was about to stage a tennis clinic at the Aliso Pico Recreation Center in the East Los Angeles neighborhood of Boyle Heights...

Tennis Journey Begins at Aliso Pico Recreation Center

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Our Early Childhood Education Centers got featured on Despierta America on Univision - check out the video (Spanish)

Despierta America Video (Spanish)

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A mediados de los ochenta, un grupo de residentes de Boyle Heights que asistia a la Iglesia Mision de Dolores decidieron transformar su fe en obras. Fue el comienzo del Proyecto Pastoral.

Convierten su Fe En Obras de Ayuda (La Opinion Article, Spanish)

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Vendia Tortillas por Internet (video)

Vendia Tortillas por Internet

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Fue el día de la Virgen de Guadalupe pero también de otros religiosos. La Iglesia Misión Dolores conmemoró ayer sus 25 años de trabajo dando refugio a las personas sin hogar, en especial a los inmigrantes recién llegados a México.

El "Proyecto Guadalupano" celebra 25 años como refugio de Immigrantes

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Tortillas and business savviness helped Raquel Roman make it through CSUN. Tortillas, plus a lot of hard work, late nights that slipped into early mornings, drinking coffee and studying at her grandmother's kitchen table and the ability to juggle her time and operate on very little sleep.

Raquel Roman, CSUN Outstanding Grad

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Pasadena resident Raul A. Anaya was honored by Proyecto Pastoral at the organization's 10th annual Benefit Luncheon recently. Anaya received the Healthy Mind Award during tthe event at Our Lady of Angels Cathedral.

Anaya Honored by Proyecto Pastoral

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The nonprofit organization Proyecto Pastoral recognized Pasadena resident Raul A. Anaya recently at its 10th annual Benefit Luncheon at Our Lady of Angeles Cathedral. Anaya received the Healthy Mind Award during the event, which was co-chaired by Rose Ann Djelmane and Vince Lawler.

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A native of Guatemala who, like so many men, is in the United States to earn money to support his family back home, Eduardo talks in broken English, especially about his mother who was recently diagnosed with diabetes.

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Blue and gray tumbling mats are spread across the gym floor, and loud stomping echoes throughout the gymnasium. On the uneven bars, one student is swinging from the low bar up to the high bar.

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Tres generaciones de mujeres fuertes, - su madre, que la saco adelante; su abuela que gestionaba negocios en Mexico para dar de comer a sus siete hijos y su bisabuela que era conocida como "la maestra" porque enseñaba a leer y escribir a la gente en 1900 - inspiran el trabajo diario de Raquel Roman.

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Imaginando Mañana Pico-Aliso Community Team Outreach (or IMPACTO) is an after school program for the children of Boyle Heights community, and also a frequent site location for one of APO's many service opportunities. Volunteering at IMPACTO every Friday afternoon, I have come to discover that this community space is more than just a program for kids to come and kick back after school and before going home...

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They call themselves guerreras - warriors. The Women of Pico Gardens have fought gang violence, unemployment, litter and potholes. So when rumors spread recently that their public housin project in Boyle Heights was going to be privatized, they organized...

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La coalicion de organizaciones comunitarias Promesa Boyle Heights, celebro esta semana, muy a su estilo, con tamales y champurrado, los logros alcanzados en el progreso de la juventud de este vecindario al Este de los Angeles...

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A Boyle Heights non-profit organization is expanding its services to a space traditionally managed by city agencies: the gymnasium and recreation center at the Pico Gardens public housing complex in Boyle Heights.

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Ordinarily, a City of Los Angeles park changing management wouldn’t be such a big deal. But don’t tell that to Monserrat Conde. 

Since the age of seven and all through elementary school and high school, “Monse,” as she is called, went to “IMPACTO,” the after-school and summer educational enrichment program of Proyecto Pastoral. Now that comprehensive program has expanded at the Aliso Pico Recreation Center in Boyle Heights.

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Boyle Heights high schools posted some of the highest improvements on standardized tests this year in the Los Angeles Unified School District, according to new information released by the state.

For the first time in nearly a decade, California students scored lower in Math and English, while L.A. Unified students made small improvements, posting small gains in Math and a lower dip in English than the rest of the state

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Los estudiantes de 11 preparatorias de la Alianza para las Escuelas de Los Ángeles (Partnership for Los Ángeles Schools) del Alcalde Antonio Villaraigosa y el Proyecto Pastoral recibieron ayer una donación de 600 mil dólares con la que se planea que unos nueve mil 200 estudiantes, particularmente del área de Boyle Heights, cuenten con apoyo y recursos necesarios para continuar en la escuela y avanzar a la universidad...

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Lots of good vibes (and good resources) flowing to sunny southern California Promise Neighborhoods! Boyle Heights received a $600,000 AT&T Aspire grant for their Promise Neighborhood, which will assist their academic strategies...

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Deycy Hernandez couldn’t believe what she was seeing.  Just moments ago, the stern-faced gentleman standing next to her appeared impassive while his wife and daughters were jumping for joy.  It wasn’t until Hernandez noticed the tears rolling down his cheeks that she realized how proud he was of his son’s accomplishment...

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Pico Gardens community celebrated the “Dia De Los Ninos” (The Day of Children) on April 27. Over 300 kids came out to celebrate. Games, prizes and free food were provided. Vendors from various organizations provided information about community resources.

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Promesa Boyle Heights continues the plan formulated through Promise Neighborhoods, one small step at a time. Read this great article:

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The U.S. Department of Education just released the list of high scoring implementation applicants. They are defining high scoring as those who scored over 80 points.  There are 14 sites (out of 36) on that list, including us.  We received 90.67 points and are in the top third on the list. They will be releasing detailed reviewer comments during the week of January 30th.

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The U.S. Department of Education announced the recipients of the Promise Neighborhood grant program that aims to improve the educational attainment and healthy development of children. While the Boyle Heights Promise Neighborhood was not selected as an implementation grantee during this round of funding, the Boyle Heights community remains energized and ready to begin implementing the ambitious plan we developed to ensure student success and community stability.

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