Building Community, Building Hope

Magnolia Community Initiative in Los Angeles, California

The Magnolia Place Community Imitative is based on a hope and dream: That the 35,000 children and youth, especially the youngest ones, living in the neighborhoods within the 500 blocks of the Magnolia Catchment Area, south of downtown Los Angeles, will break all records of success in their education, health, and the quality of nurturing care and economic stability they receive from their families and community. The network of partners is working to unite the county, city and community to create sustainable change for families. It accomplishes this by promoting and strengthening individual, family and neighborhood protective factors through increasing social connectedness, community mobilization and access to needed services.

For more information, contact: Lila Guirguis, Director, or visit