Watts Rising Collaborative Hosts Community Event

The Watts Rising Collaborative, in partnership with HACLA, Council District 15, Children’s Institute and Kaiser Permanente, hosted the Watts Rising Community Event on Saturday, November 18.Over 400 Watts residents participated to learn about the Watts Rising Transformative Climate Communities (TCC) application.

The TCC grant aims to reduce local sources of air pollution and improve public health outcomes by addressing and mitigating sources and exposure to pollution. The TCC grant will also allow for expansion of economic opportunities through education and training and support for local businesses and organizations.  Ultimately, this grant will ensure the continuation of a healthy, sustainable, and economically vibrant Watts.

Cecilia Menjivar who visited the event with her two daughters and husband, stated “We learned a lot about Watts Rising today. It’s a blessing living in Watts and having these incentives. My family will definitely benefit from the grant. My daughter has eczema which is prone to asthma so going green is very important for my family. The community of Watts will benefit from this grant.”

In addition, thanks to generous funders, families received items such as green plants, Watts Rising t-shirts, books, diapers, dish soaps, and turkeys.

Other partners who were present at the event were the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, the Los Angeles Depart of Transportation, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles, Watts Century Latino Organization, North East Trees, City Plants, Tree People, and The Michaels Organization.

To learn more about the Watts Rising Collaborative, please follow Watts Rising Twitter @WattsRising.

Categories: What's New | Tags: | View Count: (2432) | Return
  • Section 3 Resident Story: Meet Nicolas
    Nicolas Vergara enjoys working in the construction industry and has spent the last ten years developing carpentry, cabinetry and basic electrical trade skills. The opportunity to work as a Roofer with...
  • HACLA Hosts 100 City Officials from the National League of Cities Summit
    The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) welcomed nearly 100 city officials from all over the country for a mobile workshop and a tour of Watts. During their tour, the government o...
  • Grand Opening of El Segundo and 127th Street Apartments
    The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) joined Meta Housing Corporation for the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of the El Segundo and 127th Street Apartments in Harbor Gatew...
  • Section 3 Resident Story: Meet Sonia
    Sonia Rodriquez is no stranger to balancing the challenges of life. This single mother of five has often worked several jobs to support her family. She now lives with her children at the Pueblo Del Ri...