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Abe Flores

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Abe Flores, advocacy field manager for Arts for LA, organizes and liaises with arts advocacy teams throughout LA County. He leads advocacy workshops to create networks of arts advocates and increase local capacity to effectively advocate for the retention of arts programs and infrastructure. Abe graduated from California State University, Los Angeles, in 2011 with an MS in public administration. In 2006, he received his BA in political science from Cal State Long Beach. He served as the executive assistant at the Learning Rights Law Center, a nonprofit law firm dedicated to education equity, where he assisted in day-to-day management and worked with parent groups. He then worked as the deputy campaign manager in a candidate's run for Montebello USD Board of Education. Abe interned with the Los Angeles County Arts Commission's Arts for All initiative, where he facilitated a data-collection project that mapped arts provision equity in the County. He is the first in his family to graduate from college, a proud parent of a three-year old boy, a music lover, and lives with his family in Boyle Heights.

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Can Schools Provide Arts Education on a Tight Budget?

In the face of budget cuts to arts education in the LAUSD, Abe Flores of Arts for L.A. argues that advocacy for arts education is advocacy for a complete 21st century education.
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Promise, Pitfalls and the Boyle Heights Arts District

The arts district and other revitalization holds much promise but does have hazards. Knowing the potential ill effects should continue to guide the process for a promising arts district.
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