AIA Los Angeles & Para Los Niños Team up to Bring Architecture to Underprivileged Elementary School Students

Last Updated: November 29, 2011

AIA Los Angeles & Para Los Niños Team up to Bring Architecture to Underprivileged Elementary School Students

Para Los Ninos, 1617 E 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90021-1207, USA

AIA Los Angeles & Para Los Niños Team up to Bring Architecture to Underprivileged Elementary School Students

Imagine a child living in Skid Row, locked in a hotel room or left alone to wander dangerous neighborhood streets, while their parents worked to survive... This child could be a future architect.

Imagine a child living in the depths of despair in a Los Angeles inner city whose only access to culture comes from school...this child could be a future architect.

AIA Los Angeles recognizes that future architects don't begin as college students, interns or junior associates... they begin as children: growing up with, as of yet, un-nurtured interests in their neighborhoods and communities.

Children growing up in Inner cities have the unique experience of growing up with large city structures around them everyday, also bringing the burden of growing up with danger and poverty as part of their daily life. What if you could help by donating only one hour of your time once a week?

To better foster the teaching of architecture in primary school education AIA|LA is teaming up with the much respected and innovative organization, Para Los Niños, to help get our members engaged in making a difference in these young, at-risk student's lives.

If you care about helping to shape at-risk primary school student's socioeconomic and aesthetic understanding of their city, come take part in Para Los Niños local project based workshops. You can help shape a child's future.

Requisites:

- One hour a week (anywhere between 2-5pm, Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays.)
- Classes of 20-25 4th-6th graders
- Over the course of 16 weeks (January to June)
- Architect creates content, Para Los Niños staff is always on hand for suggestions and/or help.

For more information please contact Carlo Caccavale

About Para Los Niños

Para Los Niños is a nonprofit organization that has worked for more than thirty years to create academic success and social well being for children. Through early education enters, charter schools, and wellness centers, we offer high-quality education integrated with family supports, mental health services, and community engagement opportunities to thousands of children living in at-risk neighborhoods in Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties.

Last updated: 11-Dec-2012 04:37 AM
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