Cypress Park cleans up

More than 700  volunteers will  flood into Cypress Park Saturday morning to paint and landscape schools, clean up tagging  and paint a mural as part of L.A. Works Day. The day-long event – which draws on volunteers recruited from major companies – has in years past focused on schools. This year, however, L.A. Works Day will focus on a neighborhood. The neighborhood selected, Cypress Park, also happens to serve as the home for L.A. Works, the nonprofit that organizes volunteers year around.  “The project …  consists of three neighborhood schools [Aragon, Loreto and Nightingale] , removing graffiti from store-fronts on the main Figueroa corridor, and painting a community mural on the side of the local coffee shop, Antigua,” said spokeswoman Christie Ly.  L.A. Works already has enough volunteers for Saturday but has invited the public to an afternoon concert and resource fair on Loreto Street near Figueroa Street.

One comment

  1. Less than 100 people showed up and no one from the neighborhood. Ed Reyes gave his little speech and then left.

    The only people that attended where from a couple of outside area companies and some college students that get paid and/or credit for doing the time.

    Sad, no community involvement, but then I don’t think the community was even invited.

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