Urban Peace Institute
With a mission to reduce violence, the Urban Peace Institute (UPI) works on the ground in Los Angeles communities to create safe, healthy, and thriving neighborhoods.
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Urban Peace Institute's South Park Regional School Safety Collaborative Program
UPI seeks to expand its programming to South Los Angeles’ South Park community to create improved health and safety. With funding, UPI will create the South Park Regional School Safety Collaborative Program to establish safe routes to schools for students. In addition, UPI will also expand our Leadership Institute that provides seven months of training and support to 35 South Los Angeles Latino and Black residents in leading community safety solutions.
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Safe Parks Save Lives
Harvard Park is surrounded by children and families who deserve a safe place to play, but they are unable to access their local park because of pervasive community violence. The Urban Peace Institute will combat rising gun and gang violence levels by empowering peacemakers and community leaders to create neighborhood safety. New peace ambassadors will collaborate with trained community leaders to reduce violence, and ensure children and families feel safe enough to play at Harvard Park.