Featured Latino Leader
Greening East LA
Our personal environments have an impact on who we are and become, so it's important to have inspiring leaders like Robert Zardeneta, Executive Director of LA CAUSA, who can foster and provide opportunities for at-risk communities.
Educating for the future
Emanuel and Gabriela hang out with Robert and find who inspires him to serve underserved communities.
Run Time: 5:42
Making a difference
Discover what Robert's students are doing to make East LA one of the greenest urban areas in the nation.
Run Time: 5:22
Creating social change
Edith’s Market reopens with a huge support from the community.
Run Time: 4:51
Robert Zardeneta is the Director of LA CAUSA, a nonprofit organization that serves underserved youth and their families in East Los Angeles.
LA CAUSA students retrofit houses into green homes and connect local farming economies to “Mom and Pop” convenient stores in East Los Angeles. As communities across the globe go “green”, LA CAUSA looks into their own backyard to implement Green Building Initiatives and Alternative Local Organic Market Alterations. It makes sense for East Los Angeles to take on this “Green” and Healthy make over because the community already thrives on local “Mom and Pop” shops. It’s easier to inform and educate these smaller businesses about how to make responsible choices for their community.
In this segment we learn about the needs of East Los Angeles and we follow Robert and his students as they install solar panels on rooftops and give a local convenient store a green and healthy makeover. Their work is making East LA one of the greenest urban areas in the nation.
Enroll at LA CAUSA
Are you looking for a second chance? Find out how LA CAUSA can help you earn your high school diploma and help you make plans for the future. Click here.
Give back to LA CAUSA
LA CAUSA is a nonprofit organization that completely depends on grants and individual donations. Find out how you can support East LA youth here.
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