LEAD LEAD was founded by Ely Flores in 2010. Its origins are rooted in grassroots community organizing, youth, community, and leadership development.
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"I began LEAD because I wanted to offer young people an opportunity to change their lives, their families, and their communities like a YouthBuild program once did for me. I came from a fatherless home, poverty, and youth incarceration to now being a local, national, and international leader, social entrepreneur, and college graduate. This is my way to give back to my community and pursue my passion for community, economic, and civic development." - Ely Flores In 2014, LEAD established a home in Lincoln Heights with the goal of building youth leadership and furthering community, economic, and civic development in Northeast Los Angeles. One of LEAD's strongest programs is LEAD YouthBuild in partnership with YouthBuild USA and YouthBuild Charter School of California. Its goal is to empower young people of Northeast Los Angeles to complete their high school education and continue on to post-secondary education or find a career that best utilizes their talents, skills, and passion.

Mission: Leadership through Empowerment, Action, and Dialogue Inc. is a grassroots organization that builds youth leadership, equitable communities, and agents of social transformation.

Operating as usual

The way You vote will change in 2020! This is an opportunity for your voice to be heard on where Vote Centers should be ...
01/03/2019

The way You vote will change in 2020! This is an opportunity for your voice to be heard on where Vote Centers should be placed in your community. Join us January 9th at 6pm at the Alexander Hughes Community Center. Light refreshments, food, and raffles!

¿Eres residente por al menos 5 años? ¡Usted califica y debe comenzar su proceso de Ciudadanía con el Fondo Educativo NAL...
08/08/2018

¿Eres residente por al menos 5 años? ¡Usted califica y debe comenzar su proceso de Ciudadanía con el Fondo Educativo NALEO GRATIS! el 18 de agosto en West Valley Library. Regístrese en línea (https://bit.ly/2JjoajO) o llame al 1-800-839-8682.
Are you a Resident for at least 5 years? You qualify and should begin your Citizenship process with NALEO Educational Fund for FREE! August 18th at West Valley Library. Register online (https://bit.ly/2JjoajO) or Call 1-800-839-8682.

We had an amazing LEAD Family get together. Thank you to all who made it and worked  hard together at sea on a Sunday.
08/28/2017

We had an amazing LEAD Family get together. Thank you to all who made it and worked hard together at sea on a Sunday.

07/19/2017

Hello Lead family . One of our amazing Alumni needs a place for her daughter and herself as her living situation is now up in the air. Lets help them out so if you know of a place that is for rent up to 500 bucks please comment.

Congratulations to our  2017 Class. Special Thank You to Mexican American Opportunity Foundation (MAOF) for sponsoring o...
06/21/2017

Congratulations to our 2017 Class. Special Thank You to Mexican American Opportunity Foundation (MAOF) for sponsoring our Graduation. Also a big thank you to all of our supporters and partners for making this year an amazing year of leadership and action!

Big thank you to Dodgers for sponsoring our program and students once again and hosting us all at today's game. Go Dodge...
05/11/2017

Big thank you to Dodgers for sponsoring our program and students once again and hosting us all at today's game. Go Dodgers!!

04/11/2017
YouthBuild Charter School of California

Proud of our students!

In case you missed us on ABC7 on Saturday, here is the clip they aired about #CODEchella! These devoted students from our campuses at AV YouthBuild, LEAD, Crcd YouthDevelopment, CRCD Academy at All Peoples, ACE's RUTH YouthBuild & GRYD, Hsh YouthBuild, and W I N T E R YouthBuild gave up their Spring Break to learn how to code. They all deserve a huge round of applause for the incredible work they put in. Check back later today for links to more of the websites they designed!

Thanks again to Presenting Sponsor Second Spectrum, Founding Partner and Scholarship Sponsor Colocation America, Promotional Sponsor Collab, and Los Angeles Trade–Technical College for hosting us.

And another giant appreciation to all of the amazing mentors who came out from Second Spectrum, Factual, Firebrain, Collab, Google, PXL, and other local tech companies to dedicate their time to help our students!

YouthBuild Charter School of California
04/04/2017

YouthBuild Charter School of California

Last week, YouthBuild Charter School of California students enrolled in the YouthBuild Construction Career Pathways Training Program spent their Spring Break at the 2017 Basic Academy, which is held every year at a different YCSC site. This year's event was held at our Norwalk location at Field of Dreams Learning, Inc. These young pre-apprentice trainees completed section three of the Multi-Craft Core Curriculum (MC3), which covers Construction, Health, and Safety. The first two days of the event found them earning their OSHA 10 hour training card, while mid-week they completed CPR and First Aid training. They finished the week off with a team building project, builiding free mini libraries to install later this month in and around the City of Norwalk. Trainees from eight different YouthBuild sites, located throughout Los Angeles County, including YouthBuild Charter Sgvcc, ACE's RUTH YouthBuild & GRYD, FREE LA High School, LEAD, W I N T E R YouthBuild, and Field of Dreams Learning, were invited to attend this year's event. Thanks to all who helped make this event a huge success. Special thanks to Sayaka Ponce from Field of Dreams YouthBuild for hosting, Vincent Butt and UCLA-LOSH for providing CPR and First Aid training.

Youth from South, East, and Northeast LA marched and stood together demanding the City of LA increase its investment in ...
03/07/2017

Youth from South, East, and Northeast LA marched and stood together demanding the City of LA increase its investment in youth development!

Headed to Juvenile hall-Hollenbeck Station-City Hall join us!!
03/07/2017

Headed to Juvenile hall-Hollenbeck Station-City Hall join us!!

March 7th!
03/03/2017

March 7th!

Come and support LEAD Students Tuesday March 7th for the March for Respect @8am!!
02/28/2017

Come and support LEAD Students Tuesday March 7th for the March for Respect @8am!!

01/21/2017

We stand in solidarity with Women everywhere!

Our LEADers building community through the LEADership Challenge (Mental Toughness)
01/11/2017

Our LEADers building community through the LEADership Challenge (Mental Toughness)

Ely took part of the roundtable for Revitalizing Vulnareble Communities that will put together priorities and recommenda...
12/13/2016

Ely took part of the roundtable for Revitalizing Vulnareble Communities that will put together priorities and recommendations for the next administration.

This year, LA Dodgers honored Ely with the Community Hero Award making him the Youngest Reciepient of this award. Specia...
11/14/2016

This year, LA Dodgers honored Ely with the Community Hero Award making him the Youngest Reciepient of this award. Special thanks to Adrien Gonzalez and all of the friends and family that came out to support!

Yes on LA Prop HHH & JJJ!! LEAD collaborating with SEACA to push for more Jobs, Affordable Housing, & Housing for Our ho...
10/21/2016

Yes on LA Prop HHH & JJJ!! LEAD collaborating with SEACA to push for more Jobs, Affordable Housing, & Housing for Our homeless brothers and sisters #BBLA #OYUnited

Tun in Today as Founder & Executive Director Ely Flores speaks at TEDx La Palma in Asuncion, Paraguay. Starts at 7:00pm ...
08/11/2016

Tun in Today as Founder & Executive Director Ely Flores speaks at TEDx La Palma in Asuncion, Paraguay. Starts at 7:00pm Eastern Standard Time/ 4:00pm Pacific Time (https://www.facebook.com/TEDxPalma/)

Founder Ely Flores will be taking his message & passion to TedX in Paraguay!
07/27/2016

Founder Ely Flores will be taking his message & passion to TedX in Paraguay!

Join our 2016/2017 School Year! Make Change for Yourself, Your Family, and Your Community. If you are 17-24 years old an...
07/08/2016

Join our 2016/2017 School Year! Make Change for Yourself, Your Family, and Your Community. If you are 17-24 years old and need to finish high school, we are here for you. Info & Application Session Tuesdays at 10:00AM and Thursdays at 4:00pm

Congratulations to our 2016 Graduating Class! You are all amazing and will do amazing in the future. LEAD BRO!
06/23/2016

Congratulations to our 2016 Graduating Class! You are all amazing and will do amazing in the future. LEAD BRO!

#citibank Global Community Day 2016
06/11/2016

#citibank Global Community Day 2016

LEAD & Students at Citi Bank and MAOF Annual Global Community Day
06/11/2016

LEAD & Students at Citi Bank and MAOF Annual Global Community Day

Timeline Photos
05/24/2016

Timeline Photos

On the spot hiring!
05/21/2016

On the spot hiring!

Students got introduced to Yoga and the struggle to reclaim it!
05/21/2016

Students got introduced to Yoga and the struggle to reclaim it!

Community Prayers  through Gardening  Offerings
05/03/2016

Community Prayers through Gardening Offerings

Building Bee Houses and Gardening in the Heights
05/03/2016

Building Bee Houses and Gardening in the Heights

We want to thank Dodgers, Kids4Dodgers, & Mark Arroyo for sponsoring LEAD's 2nd Annual Dodger Game. Spent an amazing tim...
05/01/2016

We want to thank Dodgers, Kids4Dodgers, & Mark Arroyo for sponsoring LEAD's 2nd Annual Dodger Game. Spent an amazing time with our students and families.

LEAD !...Succeed!.....Lead! .....Succeed!
04/26/2016

LEAD !...Succeed!.....Lead! .....Succeed!

The future is now.
04/21/2016

The future is now.

UCLA!! If you are interested in attending, contact Rocio Luna r.lunaa0@gmail.com
04/20/2016

UCLA!! If you are interested in attending, contact Rocio Luna [email protected]

Address

2310 Pasadena Ave
Los Angeles, CA
90031

General information

www.leadinc.org

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 16:00
Sunday 09:00 - 17:00

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