Creative strategies for civic engagement

Creative strategies for civic engagement

Creative strategies for civic engagement

Creative strategies for civic engagement

Creative strategies for civic engagement

Creative strategies for civic engagement

Who We Are

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Public Matters is a Los Angeles-based, award-winning social enterprise.

We design and implement long-term, place-based, socially engaged art, media, education, and civic engagement projects that advance social change. Our team—made up of artists, educators, media professionals, cultural planners and Fellows—works on projects across disciplinary boundaries to build social, creative, economic, and civic capital in communities.

What We Do

Public Matters connects people to their neighborhoods; cultivates shared ownership of place; builds capacity to shape communities.

PREPARING LA’S NEXT GENERATION OF CREATIVE COMMUNITY PROBLEM SOLVERS + CATALYSTS FOR CHANGE

Urban Futures Lab is a two-year fellowship training and employment program for young adults (18-26) from low-income LA communities of color.

It is an evolution of our work with youth and young adults – a response to the scarcity of meaningful opportunities for young adults in the communities where we work.

Updates

  • After a year of learning urban planning and transportation safety concepts, taking to the streets to conduct walk audits, and surveying their classmates for their observations on conditions on five East L.A. corridors, Ms. Tenorio’s 11th grade class will be showcasing their proposed enhancements to......

  • All jokes aside, on Monday, April 1, 2019, Public Matters welcomed a new cohort of three Urban Futures Lab Fellows! Ashley Ajayi, Brisa Aviles and Sabrina Im leaped into Public Matters’ creative civic engagement practice, including a Week 1 tour with former Fellow Shirley Ramirez......