Archive for April, 2014

Tonight April 2nd – Emergency Community Forum to Save a Youth Center and School in Watts

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014


Last Tuesday, Mayor Garcetti held a press conference in the YO Watts Rec. Room, where a youth center has been operating for more than 15 years including INSPIRE High School for the past two years. The local City Councilman from Watts – Joe Buscaino (CD15) – used the press conference as an opportunity to announce that his office would be moving into the Recreation Room by the end of the year and displacing youth from their school and community space.

Please attend tonight’s Community Forum at 5:30 at INSPIRE Research Academy (1501 East 103rd Street, Los Angeles, 90002). We need to pack the meeting with people and make it known that safe spaces for youth are essential for the education and development of the entire community.

LA for Youth!!! Invest in youth centers, intervention and youth jobs not jails!!!…

Donations and In-Kind Support Requested to Help Bury Ivan Santos, 20

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014



Ivan Santos, 20 years old, was killed Tuesday night, March 25th at approximately 9:30pm near La Brea and Hyde Park in Inglewood, California. He was a childhood friend to several YJC youth. Please send support for the family to cover burial and funeral expenses, c/o Youth Justice Coalition, PO Box 73688, LA, CA 90003 or through the YJC’s website:

We have accessed victims’ assistance through the County, but any other referrals to support the family and Ivan’s friends would also be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your support. We will send out more details soon.…