CLP Norte Vista is a high school community program designed to provide youth in the Arlanza community with the opportunity to gather in a safe and engaging space to reflect, research, dialogue and take action on social justice issues in their high school and local community.

Norte Vista High School

In the USA, CLP facilitates a year-long program at Norte Vista High School in the Alvord School District (CLP@NoVi). This program began in 2009 with a Youth Grantmakers Fund grant and included 15 youth and 8 young adults. In a youth collective, the organization meets monthly to explore social justice issues in the community, reflect on our experiences and take action.

Some key activities have included: overnight retreat to Los Angeles to explore issues of labor and immigration at the Garment District, monthly “Social Justice Saturdays” that engage youth and young adults through experiential learning in Riverside regarding various community issues (including interfaith organizing, migrant labor, environmental sustainability and food justice), and on-campus meetings.

The grant that supports this work has been renewed for 2011-2012 school year, which has led to the creation of an official CLP@NoVi school club supported by previous CLP youth.

In a January 2012 Visioning and Strategic Planning, youth and young adults outlined the following five goals for the 2012 year:

  • Organization development and fundraising
  • Community awareness and outreach
  • Development of the Arlanza Community Garden
  • Creation of a CLP youth center / office in the Arlanza neighborhood
  • Strengthening of international partnerships and experiences

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