MEDIA ADVISORY: East L.A. high school students reveal new visions for their community

April 20, 2017


On Tuesday, April 25, the future of East L.A. will be on display as students from East Los Angeles Renaissance Academy share their ideas and plans for reimagining landmarks, thoroughfares and other aspects of their community’s landscape. Their dreams and solutions will take shape at a presentation of their project, Greetings from East L.A., which connects these young visionaries with urban planning experts in a university setting.

Contact: Ron Mackovich, (213) 740-6156 or

WHAT: Artistic models ten feet in length, 3D video presentations and stories about East L.A. landmarks and celebrities will be on display. All are created by students of East L.A. Renaissance Academy (ELARA), one of only three schools in the United States with an urban planning and design focus. The project’s ultimate goal is to prepare ELARA students for attendance at USC Price School of Public Policy.

WHO: 85 students and teachers from ELARA School of Urban Planning & Design, along with mentors and urban planning experts from organizations such as the Dept of Places, Public Matters, USC Price School and the Los Angeles Times High School Insider.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 25, 12:30-2:00 p.m.

WHERE: USC Franklin Courtyard, Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall, 650 Childs Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089

*RSVP to Ron Mackovich at (213) 740-6156 or*

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