Check out the May 2015 Newsletter!

Our intern, Jorge Sandoval, Roots for Peace intern and program alumni, has been working on documenting and sharing with public the work of the Red de Cultivadores (cultivator network) in South LA. At the same time, these newsletters have served as an educational and promotion tool for the Red de Cultivadores in South Los Angeles. Through the distribution of this newsletter to community members, South LA residents can learn ways on how to get involved if interested in monthly garden meetings as well as cooking workshops offered by Joanna Farias, Roots for Peace intern and program alumni.

In the May Newsletter, you can find gardening tips, a member’s story on why he is involved with the Red de Cultivadores, an event calendar, pictures and highlights from the Block Party celebration, and information on DAPA qualifications.

Check out the newsletter (in Spanish and English) by clicking on the “Readings” tab on this blog.

Freedom Summer School is on the way!

From attending a Youth Summit, to taking a road trip to Oakland (CA), to hosting a Community Block Party, and organizing an empty lot action in LA – the past three months have been a busy time for youth and community members (cultivadores) in the Roots for Peace program.

This summer, we will continue to support youth leadership in LA through the Summer Freedom School! 

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Youth, ages 16-22, interested in organizing in their neighborhoods will meet for 10 days to learn through workshops, field trips, guest presentations and more, to develop their organizing skills to then create a final project in their neighborhood.

Transportation and food costs covered. $150 stipend provided to youth who complete the program.

Text Eli at 818.383.6434 if you want to apply now, application available online here.  We highly encourage youth to apply by deadline Friday June 5th.