Boyle Heights is one of the oldest and most historically significant areas in the Los Angeles Basin and for the past 40 years, it has been home to one of the largest Latino populations in the United States.
Located east of the Los Angeles River, Boyle Heights is distinct and recognized for its rich culture and community activism. Youth leaders, adult residents, and organizations are just a few of the critical players who are dedicated members of the Building Healthy Communities Collaborative.
Using a shared leadership model, the Building Healthy Communities Collaborative addresses challenges like access to affordable health care, quality education and punitive discipline practices, and the need for additional support for youth and their families. In their respective workgroups, members collaborate to advance a health and social justice agenda that improves community conditions and enhances opportunities for residents of Boyle Heights.