Friends of the Watts Towers Arts Center
Since its founding in 1961, the Watts Towers Arts Center has served as a cultural pillar of the Watts Community. Through extensive arts education,...
Kounkuey Design Initiative (KDI) puts into practice the belief that public spaces hold the power to create healthy and prosperous communities. KDI works in communities across the globe to transform areas into spaces that reflect the needs of the surrounding community. These needs often include the transformation of vacant lots into community buildings and recreational facilities, as well as water and sanitation facilities.
KDI fosters close relationships with community members in order to ensure the community's needs are centralized in all long-term planning. Working in this way, the organization rejects "top-down" approaches to expanding equity and access in favor of "bottom-up" community efforts. Through a combination of design projects, research, and advocacy, KDI strives to fill the gaps between underserved communities, institutions, and infrastructure.
Programming - Free Lots Angeles Adopt-A-Lot Pilot Program