Who is your Neighborhood, the team behind two back to school parties in East Hollywood, is Now Official

It’s true! Quien Es tu Vecindario–also known as Who Is Your Neighborhood–or the team behind two Back 2 School parties in the LACC area for two consecutive years, is now an official “non-profit” corporation for arts and education in East Hollywood registered with the state of California, entity number C4612184.

The organization is the first non-profit in East Hollywood founded and led by members of the community born and raised in the community of immigrant single mothers and families. Following completion of our first fund-raiser, the team will begin work on our first grant application for opportunity programming with the L.A. County Department of Art & Culture. Goals for programming this Fall include an online book club for the neighborhood, homework help for teens, and forums for families in our community during these trying times.

Keep up with Quien Es tu Vecindario online, and please don’t hesitate to reach out with any lines of support. To be sure, as with our “unofficial” events before any non-profit lingo, we do not need a lot of money. We just need a lot of ganas!



In our fifth episode, Ed and I discuss another tabling session for Who Is Your Neighborhood at Los Angeles City College’s Resource Fair; we also consider the possibility of a non-profit status for our organization and other ways to grow with our work for the community. Plus, some BONUS audio on staying focused.


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Reaching for the Stars

Did you hear?! It was another galvanizing night in The City! Wednesday night in downtown L.A. saw an amazing lineup of performances from Inner-City Arts, Homeboy Industries, and of course, the InsideOUT Writers and J.T!

The set also included a handful of local actors, poets and writers, and even hip hop dancers and comedians, each of whom delivered their own brand of the magic that makes L.A. one of the foremost creative hubs on the map.

To cap things off, it was one of IOW’s youngest writers — a sixteen year old ‘Ms. Jackson’ — who closed out the show when her performance was met with a standing ovation by a raucous crowd!

The night was the first of its kind for IOW at the venue, due in no small part to the gracious support of the legendary Richard Cabral. But rest assured, if you missed us, there will be more soon! Hanging and gliding through The City together, the road has never been brighter.


It’s that time again,


That is, it’s time for the people to get their tickets for next week’s awesome fundraiser with The Plus Me Project!

“…But what is The Plus Me project, again? Where is the event? At what time?”

I know, I know, it’s a dynamic economy, where everyone has so much to do!

And I know that rather than mustering up all the time and energy it’d take to get to the event, we can opt to spend the time working on something else!

Or better yet, that we can spend the time resting! Because of course, we deserve to rest (damn it)!

But time with The People of Jimbo Times is time with the soul.


It is time with the community, and time with all of the different worlds the people in the community come from, and time with all of the fascinating things they have to say and show us about where we’re going (together)!

So get this: The Plus Me Project is Los Angeles, and its event is located in downtown Los Angeles! At  501 North Main Street, to be exact, from 5:00 – 9:00 pm, Los Angeles!

For those friends who are truly unable to make it (since they’re halfway across the world in like Japan or something), it’s alright! But for the rest of you:

The time has come. AND WE. SEE. YOU!