Culture & Civic Life
Summer Night Lights
Summer Night Lights strives to reduce the influence of gangs and gang violence by building safe and welcoming community spaces in recreation cente...
Urban Peace Institute is dedicated to combatting community violence, reforming the criminal justice system, and forging relationships between Los Angeles law enforcement and community members. In 2007, UPI published a revolutionary "Call to Action" report, which, in conjunction with continuous advocacy efforts, sparked the development of programs such as the Mayor's Gang Reduction & Youth Development Office and Summer Night Lights. Additionally, UPI's Urban Peace Academy has trained thousands of community members and local law enforcement in public health strategies aimed at reducing violence and improving the ways in which the city handles gangs and poverty. UPI's strategies have been adopted in over 20 cities across the United States, and have yielded impressive, tangible impacts.
Event – Latino Leaders Alumni Event