Comunidad en Movimiento is a program committed to building relationships among different community leaders to resolve critical issues affecting Boyle Heights and the surrounding areas. In February 1999, residents of the Pico-Aliso community in Boyle Heights joined together with Proyecto Pastoral to create Camino Seguro ("Safe Passage" in Spanish) to protect the safety of their children. Camino Seguro arose to combat the gang-violence crisis in Boyle Heights. People were afraid to go out on the street as shootings victimized adults, youth, and children alike. The community came together to stand on street corners, and at schools and churches, held Peace Walks, met with elected officials and law enforcement asking for a response to the crisis. Today, gang-violence has subsided in Boyle Heights but residents, are aware that if they don't maintain their efforts, violence can break out again.
Safe Passage Program
The Safe Passage program is a group of community resident volunteers from the Dolores Mission area who are trained and committed to standing on the street corners in the before and after school hours to ensure the safe arrival of children to and from school.
The program also coordinates with Dolores Mission church on community Peace Walks throughout the neighborhood to demonstrate the community's solidarity in the struggle against violence.
The Women's Conference provides health, leadership, and personal development workshops designed to promote preventive health practices and environment.
This year's conference will be held on Saturday June 25, 2016 at Dolores Mission School.
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