Los Angeles Leadership Academy
Los Angeles Leadership Academy

Departures Youth Voices has a long history with the Los Angeles Leadership Academy. We've worked with the school on a several projects, most notably on our installment of the L.A. River and as part of the Northeast Los Angeles Riverfront Collaborative. The students have explored their own neighborhoods and generated various media assets to help tell the story of where they live and what they see as the future of their community.

The students creativity and insight has provided a unique and valuable view of Lincoln Heights and the surrounding communities. A perspective worth the look. Enjoy!

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Education Notes

Photography

Some pictures capture the essence of a location while others invite the viewer to experience the place in a deeper more emotional way that allows us to understand it's importance to the student photographer.

Recent Stories

"Los Angeles" A Corrido by Erendira Hernandez

"Los Angeles" Different worlds uniting into one. The beauty of the trees, the way they rock to the wind. The big buildings sit, as every being sings. Different worlds in one city. ...
Plastic Trees & Styrofoam Leaves - L.A. River Clean Up

Plastic Trees & Styrofoam Leaves - L.A. River Clean Up

One way to really get to know the L.A. River is to spend an afternoon cleaning it up.
HANDS ON L.A. RIVER

HANDS ON L.A. RIVER

On the 16th of November our Departures class went on a field trip to the L.A. River near Frogtown. We volunteered our day to help the L.A. Conservation Corps with cleaning around a ...
Fishing at the River

Fishing at the River

Fishing with two marine biologists was an amazing experience. Even though they did most of the fishing, it was still interesting to learn about the different animals we caught, esp ...
Los Angeles, the place to be...

Los Angeles, the place to be...

This is my corrido... Los Angeles in all its diversity and beauty Oh the places you can go The city I live in is injected with immigrants Bring your culture bring your traditions t ...
Corrido Process

Corrido Process

So, about a month ago Matt came to us with a new project: to write, record and produce a corrido (mexican folk music) that had special emphasis on our neighborhood. At first we did ...

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