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    East LA Performing Arts Magnet
    Eastman Avenue Elementary
    Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet High School
    Garfield HS
    Griffith STEAM Magnet Middle School
    Hamasaki Elementary
    Harrison Street Elementary
    Hollenbeck M.S. DREAM Academy
    Hollenbeck Middle School
    Legacy VAPA High School
    Middleton Street Elementary School
    Migrant Ed Program (Beyond the Bell)
    Miramonte Elementary/Edison Middle School
    Southeast Middle School DREAMS Magnet
    Theodore Roosevelt Senior High School
    Virtual Academy #2
    Woodlawn Ave. School
    Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA)

    Belvedere Elementary School
    Bryson Avenue & STEAM SCHOOL
    Chester W. Nimitz Middle School
    East Los Angeles Renaissance Academy
    Eastmen Ave Elementary School
    El Sereno Middle School
    Elizabeth Learning Center
    Euclid Ave School
    Griffith STEAM Magnet Middle School
    Hamasaki Medical and Science Magnet
    Hollenbeck M.S. DREAM Academy
    HPIAM AT Marquez High School
    Huntington Park High School
    Maywood Center for Enriched Studies -MaCES
    Math, Science, and Technology Magnet Academy at Roosevelt High School
    Nueva Vista Elementary/Visual and Performing Arts Magnet School
    Orchard Arts & Media Academy
    San Gabriel Ave Elementary
    San Miguel STEAM Magnet
    Social Justice Leadership Academy Magnet
    South East Senior High School
    South Gate Middle School
    South Gate Middle School STEM Magnet
    VAPA @ Legacy High School
    Virtual Academy VA#2

    The pandemic has been hard for us all, especially our students. We "HOPE" that our 10th Annual Eastside Arts Festival will help students express their feelings and that the artwork we curate will be a representation of beauty, sadness, identity, sorrow, healing, empowerment...

    Creating art in any form, enlightens our mood and helps us tell our stories. Art helps us imagine, wonder and dream... all which bring us "HOPE" to be the best we can be, "HOPE" to get through another day.

    April is National Month of Hope, which is all about celebrating the power of hope — the belief that things will work out, especially when it seems otherwise. Have you ever noticed how frequently the word ‘hope’ is used in our everyday conversations? Well, this is because hope is a concept that is deeply rooted in our culture and society. So don’t give up and let’s become bearers of hope — spread it and teach it! Because this is the best you can do for yourself and others; to always choose hope over hopelessness. 


    April was designated as National Month of Hope in 2018 by a not-for-profit organization, Mothers in Crisis to convey the importance of hope around the world.

    Mothers in Crisis is a social services organization founded by Rosalind Tompkins in 1991. The organization began as a support group for women and subsequently grew into a full-service non-profit organization providing community-based prevention and intervention for drug rehabilitation.

    The goal of their hope campaign was to encourage the sharing of stories of hope to help families ripped apart by addiction. The campaign became a powerful movement and was acknowledged for its contributions to the communities.

    Since hope is the integral message of National Month of Hope, it is important to trace the etymology of the word itself.

    The word ‘hope’ comes from the Latin word ‘cupio’ meaning ‘to desire’ or ‘wish well,’ but the meaning of the word was differentiated from wishing and it was defined, based on the old English word ‘hopa’ as ‘confidence in the future’. That being said, National Month of hope reiterates the fact that if you only carry one thing throughout your entire life, let it be hope!