Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Youth at Pop-Up Event Say YES to A Healthier South Los Angeles

On February 27, 2016 between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. there will be a Great Streets pop-up event on Central Avenue between 33rd Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard. Mayor Eric Garcetti launched the Great Streets Initiative to help re-envision neighborhood centers, one main street at a time. All Los Angeles neighborhoods deserve Great Streets that are livable, accessible, and engaging public spaces for the people who live and work around them.

February's Youth Envisioned Streets (YES) event is a collaboration between the National Health Foundation, A Place Called Home, Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition, Los Angeles Walks, and Coalition for Responsible Community Development to empower South LA youth to plan and execute a one-day community event that demonstrates how our public spaces can be reimagined as safe, vibrant, active places for all members of the community.

With the vision of a truly community-driven layout for Central Avenue, the event will feature A Place Called Home's Health & Garden Expo and include a kids play zone, mobile health clinics, nutrition and gardening demos and giveaways, raffle prizes, live music, vendors, and a community-driven temporary street design that will showcase street enhancements to improve safety for all modes of transportation, including pedestrians, cyclists, transit riders and drivers. All members of the community are invited to attend this free event and participate in a survey to determine the community's needs and aspirations for Central Avenue as a Great Street.

We would like to thank our event sponsors: Wilshire Law Firm, Lead Sponsor, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Home Depot, Naked Juice, Northgate Market, Reed's Original Ginger Brew, and Whole Foods Market.

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