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InnerCity Struggle Founder Maria Teixeira
We Believe in...
East LA is primarily a Latino, working class, and immigrant community. A core value of ICS is to promote the active involvement and unity of Boyle Heights and East Los Angeles (BH/ELA) residents that have been historically marginalized and silenced. ICS serves as a vehicle for BH/ELA residents to build power. We build bridges between youth, families, and community members to work for community change.
InnerCity Struggle develops strong youth and community leaders from Boyle Heights and East Los Angeles. Positive change in East LA will take thousands of people working together to improve the entire community.
Education and Training
We believe that change happens when individuals, groups and communities are well trained and well organized. ICS uses popular education as a tool for building consciousness with youth and family members. We provide leadership training, knowledge, and skills necessary to win public policy changes through collective organizing efforts.
ICS believes that media can serve as a tool for promoting our vision for economic and social justice. Through developing our own media we can begin to shape public debates related to the issues impacting the community. Since media plays a critical role in shaping public opinion, we train members in media literacy, media activism, and to be spokespeople for the organization.
Contributing to the Building of Social Movement
ICS believes many organizations are needed to improve the quality of life in our community and throughout the City of Los Angeles. ICS works in alliance with other organizations dedicated to social and economic justice.
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