Last June Promesa Boyle Heights and its partners embarked on a pilot program at Roosevelt and Mendez High School that offered workshops and panel discussions to graduating youth in the areas of college resources, financial literacy and worksource services. The students that participated in the events signed up to be part of a cohort of students that we would keep in touch with to offer advisory sessions. Promesa staff have contacted students to check in on their preparation f
As the cradle to college and career pipeline of supports is deepening, Promesa partners are leading new initiatives like Avanza, a bridge to college conference for graduating seniors. Piloted in June, Avanza was designed to arm graduating seniors with information and a support network to ease the transition to college and beyond. Workshops included Budgeting 101, Work Resource, Navigating College Resources, and Student Life. The Promesa Collaborative held Summer bridges in Ju
Proyecto Pastoral is fortunate to have support from committed funders like AT&T. As the backbone organization for Promesa Boyle Heights, we were recently selected as one of 18 award recipients in the AT&T Aspire Connect to Success Competition. This is the third time Proyecto Pastoral has received support from AT&T, which has now contributed more than $1.3 Million in the Promesa Boyle Heights initiative. Continued investments such as this are powering the remarkable transforma
Yesterday, our partners AISR released a new study and blog post– “We Made a Promise: School-Community Collaboration, Leadership, and Transformation at Promesa Boyle Heights” – which details a history of our collaborative, explores Promesa’s work around partner collaboration and parent and resident voice and leadership, and investigates student outcomes and other impacts at the individual, community, school, and district level. AISR's study discusses our mission and our work.