Together We Make Change

Community-based art in Washington

Together We Make Change is one of the many projects and events that Habitat LA has led or been involved in since it launched its Neighborhood Revitalization efforts since 2016. Other efforts include resident leadership training, a Safe Passage program, community events like a Dia de Los Muertos celebration and a Black History Month Caravan, and facility repairs and improvements to many neighborhood partners including the Washington Middle School. Additionally, Habitat LA is working to improve housing safety and accessibility for Washington neighborhood residents by homeownership counseling, critically needed home repairs, and of course, building new affordable homes. In fact, Habitat LA’s 1,001 st home will be built in this community, as part of a 10 home affordable development on the corner of 14th, Pine, and Pacific, and in 2022, it will break ground on a 36 home development on Locust and 14th Streets. Eight artists were contracted from the Artist Registry to submit a proposal with the theme Together We Make Change.
Artist Vanessa Guerra poses with attendees to our Together We Make Change art walk.

Andrea James - "We Rise"

"Together We Make Change is a partner initiative between Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles and the Arts Council for Long Beach comprising many projects and events that Habitat LA has led or been involved in since it launched its Neighborhood Revitalization efforts in 2016.

Interviews with four artists from the Together We Make Change utility box project.

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WE RISE

WE RISE

Artist(s): Drea

Location: The Guidance Center

Community

Community

Artist(s): Sharniece Chantal

Abrazo

Abrazo

Artist(s): Mister Toledo

aqui, juntos

aqui, juntos

Artist(s): Vanessa Guerra

Very Hungry Toucan

Very Hungry Toucan

Artist(s): Taylor Cantera

Location: The Guidance Center

Growing Better Together

Growing Better Together

Artist(s): Mister Toledo

Location: Long Beach Day Nursery

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Drea

Drea

Sharniece Chantal

Sharniece Chantal

Mister Toledo

Mister Toledo

Vanessa Guerra

Vanessa Guerra

Together We Make Change News & Events

“Together We Make Change” — Washington Neighborhood Utility Box Project

“Together We Make Change” — Washington Neighborhood Utility Box Project

The Arts Council for Long Beach (ArtsLB) and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) have partnered on a utility box project in the Washington Neighborhood. Four artists have ...

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Together We Make Change Brochure (English)

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