Community Service

COMMUNITY SERVICE / CITY BEAUTIFICATION PROJECTS

“Taking personal responsibilty for our streets and cities”

With approval of court judge, adolescents within Arternatives CYDP account for and work off court mandated community service hours, and labor not only to “reverse” the effects of  vandalism but also to create well designed murals, signs and landscape panels that enhance the replaced wall or city / urban environment. Kids do not only cover over defaced property, but they directly interact with owners, neighbors, citizens and other community personel involved in the planning of new approved works.

<> All hours are checked, registered and signed by ARTERNATIVES staff before reporting to Juvenile judicial system or Probation agencies.

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THE REALITY OF GRAFFITI - PHOTO
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We thank MONOCHEM* TM for several years of support to our GR programs in donating basecoats, sacrificial graffiti waxbased coatings, Monochem clearcoats and other supplies to these L.A.youth endeavors.
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VIEW FROM CITY<br />
HALL 22ND FLOOR

DECEMBER 2009 – LOS ANGELES CITY HALL
We are currently working with Jodi Galvin – LosAngeles City Attorney and G.R.A.F.F. YOUTH Los Angeles (Giving Real Alternatives For & From Youth) to develop a voice and vision for teens in the area of transforming vandalism and graffiti efforts towards solid skills, leadership, education and entrepreneurial successes. Our motto is: “We don’t just cover up graffiti… we transform it!”

LA CITY COUNCIL

A tagger intervention / graffiti reversal module has been implemented and is currently being introduced to campuses and rehabilitation centers throughout California, Arizona, & Nevada*

LOS ANGELES CITY HALL - FROM THE EASTSIDE ENTRANCE BRIDGECITY LOGO MOSAIC ON PAVEMENT

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NOV, 4, 2009 LOS ANGELES CONVENTION CENTER
MILLION TREES L.A. – ENVIRONMENTAL YOUTH CONFERENCE

JUNE, 17 2011 ORANGE COUNTY / LOS ANGELES COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION PROJECTS

2013 VENICE BEACH CA. – TEENA MARIE 3 STORY MURAL COMMEMORATION WITH KEO

MARCH 2014 POMONA CITY HALL, COMMUNITY HH SCHOOL OF ARTS MURAL / RADIOTRON EVENT

AUGUST 2015 LOS ANGELES TO SAN FRANCISCO COMMUNITY MURALS – MOS MISSION DISTRICT

DECEMBER 2015 OAKLAND OVO COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION HISTORICAL LEADERS MURAL

AUGUST 27, 2016 PEACE IN THE STREETS FESTIVAL – DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS LOS ANGELES

SEPTEMBER 2016 CITY OF VENICE BEACH AND SANTA MONICA 8 PART MURAL PROJECT WITH STP AND ALLEN & MIKE SARLO

MARCH 19 2017 – LOS ANGELES COMMUNITY MURALS (CALIFORNIA, NEW MEXICO, ARIZONA RESERVATIONS PENDING)

ARTERNATIVES CYDP will be supporting The INPOWER Youth Team, L.A. City Youth Council, NDFY, & C-HARV Youth speaking on the protection of our natural resources and environment, as well as the responsibility, strength and stewardship that metropolitan teenagers must put forth not only in the transforming and reversal of graffiti stricken areas, but also in unifying and collaborating with others to achieve our goal of making our own city a better place to live. Jodi Galvin, Elisa Lam and Mr. Rene Avelar will be overseeing. Special Thanks to Ms. Gichohi for C-Harv teen participants.

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CONTACT US FOR ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING CURRENT COMMUNITY SERVICE REQUIREMENTS*