Our Partners


We realize that the educational and community vision we developed is going to take a lot of work and it won’t be achieved by one person or one organization working alone. This is why our Community-School transformation model is built on the belief that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. While […]

The Zone


We will start implementation of our Community-School Transformation Plan in a neighborhood within Boyle Heights that includes 30 residential blocks (part of the area is industrial). The map below shows the boundaries of BH as a whole (blue lines) and our initial target area within it (green lines). Our goal is to scale up over […]



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Over the past four years, we have worked tirelessly to organize parents, youth, and teachers to develop a shared vision and an ambitious plan to ensure community stability in Boyle Heights and to collectively support children from birth to adulthood in achieving a pathway to higher education and 21st century careers. We built a strong community-led plan; a solid infrastructure; and remarkable momentum that has propelled our implementation work. These are some of our early successes. Read More

Latest Updates

  • Development & Communication Coordinator ( Full-Time)

    Development & Communications Coordinator (Full-Time) Position Summary: The Development and Communications Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the fund development, marketing and communications materials for our Best Start ELA and Promesa Boyle Heights work. The Development and Communications Coordinator is responsible for developing a sustainability plan, coordinating the production of Resource Guides, leading the BSELA Public […]

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  • Promesa Team

    Meet The Promesa Team!

    Each and every one of our team members represent the spirit of Promesa: driven, committed, and acutely aware of how limitless Promesa BH potential is to ensure all children in our zone have access to effective schools and strong systems of family and community supports to prepare them to succeed in school and become dynamic […]

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  • Promesa Boyle Heights Leadership Academy

    Promesa Boyle Heights Leadership Academy

      On October 14th 2014, we launched the Promesa Boyle Heights Leadership Academy with 24 parents and community residents.  The two days of Advanced Leadership training  were led by our partners at Inner City Struggle and  East Los Angeles Community Corporation.  The two days focused on connecting the work we are doing as a collaborative to the historical struggle for educational justice and […]

  • We Need Your Vote!

    Promesa Boyle Heights is competing for a $100,000 a Goldhirsh Foundation grant in the LA 2050 CONNECT category, NOW through Tuesday, Septmber16th!  Help us grow community power and bring a Wellness Center to Mendez High School by voting for Promesa Boyle Heights.  #Promesa2050 Just follow these 2 easy steps: 1. Register for free with ‘Good […]

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    Expanding Wellness Centers


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    Learning Together

    Mendez Highs School for College and Career Prep and its Promesa Boyle Heights partners are committed to continuous growth and improvement. For this reason, a group of teachers, students, and partners visited Kearny High School this May 2014 to learn about its flagship Linked Learning model and their strategies for preparing students for college and […]

  • 3rd Annual Health Fair

    3rd Annual Health Fair

    Communities in Schools along with other Promesa Boyle Heights partners coordinated the 3rd Annual Health Fair at Mendez with over 100 families benefiting from a resource fair, a zumbathon, nutritional games and health services from St. John’s Mobile Clinic. Families and individuals were able to receive additional health screening later in the week through the […]