Participating Artists:Pola Lopez, Olatunde Kosoko, Erick Benavides, Cindy Gutierrez, Cruz Jasso, Rodman Majia, Jathan Melendez, Jairo Thomas, Gary Valentine, Sharon Villalobos
Program Partners: LA Commons, Community Coalition, Building Healthy Communities South LA and The California Endowment
Project Support provided by: Community Coalition
A Mural Project
As part of Building Healthy Communities South LA (BHC SoLA), over 650 community members shared their stories and visions of a healthy South LA with over 75 youth artists. The youth artists met weekly for several months with artist mentors to design and create these “Windows to Health” that will be installed at local community centers and schools to signify the incredible things that can happen when communities work together towards a healthy South Los Angeles. Youth artist Rodman Mejia notes “We want people to know that we are not just a bunch of young people who got together to paint, but that we are working for the health of our communities and want to send a message of hope to signify change for better health that our generation wants to be part of making in our community.” Thank you to the artists, youth artists, BHC- SLA, and community members who brought this project to life.