Eastside Nonprofits Get Funding Boost from County

August 3, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

The Board of Supervisors approved $450,000 in funding Tuesday for community organizations in East Los Angeles.

Supervisor Hilda Solis proposed allocating money to two nonprofits: InnerCity Struggle and El Proyecto del Barrio.

“Our community-based organizations offer tremendous support, dedicated staff and critical resources for our residents,” Solis said in a statement issued after the board vote. “These organizations have formed longstanding relationships with our communities.”

El Proyecto del Barrio will receive $200,000 to update its East Los Angeles Early Education Center for preschoolers ages 3 and 4. The money will be spent on educational materials and new playground equipment, some of which will be designed for special needs children.

InnerCity Struggle will use $250,000 in county funding to make general improvements to its Boyle Heights headquarters, Solis said.

“We have been serving our Eastside communities since 1994 by engaging our youth and families through leadership promoting safe and healthy neighborhoods,” said InnerCity Struggle Executive Director Maria Brenes.

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