Healthy Food Access & Education
We work on multiple fronts to expand access to healthy food in our neighborhoods and to facilitate healthy change at home. Our Champions for Change – Healthy Eating and Active Living (HEAL) Project currently delivers nutrition education and physical activity promotion in collaboration with community partners in Little Tokyo, Koreatown, Historic Filipinotown, and Chinatown. Our Roots Food Hub builds the capacity of local Asian American farmers and brings Asian produce to Southern California neighborhoods via our CSA and wholesale distribution networks. We are proud to partner with LA Food Policy Council and Leadership for Urban Renewal Network (LURN) on this work, as part of the Community Markets Purchasing Real and Affordable (COMPRA) Foods collaborative.
Active Living & Transportation
We work to promote active living and transportation justice through community-based programs and policy advocacy. Our biking and hiking programs encourage residents to be active, safe, and civically engaged. In partnership with residents and local leaders, we are constantly advocating for safe streets, accessible and community-informed transport, environmental justice, and other issues key to ensuring the health of our neighborhoods.
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Faith and Health
We partner with Pacific Islander leaders to advocate for safer communities to be active in, and to develop new leaders attuned to the intersections of faith, culture, and health. Through our Faith Advisory Board (FAB), we help to educate, engage, and empower youth leaders from different denominations of Tongan churches in Lennox, Inglewood, and Hawthorne.
We organize for environmental justice in Los Angeles, San Gabriel Valley, and beyond. In one of our ongoing youth development programs, high school students whose schools are located close to freeways design and implement their own research on air pollution, and then use their findings to advocate for change. Past programming has also included outdoor experiential learning focused on conservation and environmental stewardship. We are currently working to ensure that API voices are at decision-making tables around parks and other key environmental issues in Southern California.