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Round 2
Economic Opportunity

June - Sept 2019

Buy Pico Campaign

Marco Marin


Buy Pico Campaign will help connect small businesses in the Pico neighborhood to resources and new business, and will be an inflection point to create the reaction of economic development.

Project Date: Saturday, September 7th, Buy Local Health and Fitness Festival at Reed Park, 11am-4pm

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Oaxacan Craft Business

Inés Garcia

The goal of this Microgrant project is to demonstrate and share traditional Oaxacan culture with the Pico neighborhood community of Santa Monica, through selling traditional products.

Project Date: Saturday, September 7th, Buy Local Health and Fitness Festival at Reed Park, 11am-4pm


Building Humble Confidence Through Economic Empowerment

Somya Munjal

This project will share simple business skills, tools for socioeconomic empowerment, and leadership for John Adams Middle School students, and will challenge young peoples’ mindsets through listening skills and building empathy.

Project Date: September 3rd, John Adams Middle School

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Youth Grant- Trash Clean-Up

Tyson Clark

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Bring the Community Together Wednesdays

Monika Armendariz

This series will bring people together to learn the skills and techniques of jewelry-making. Attendees will learn how to make and sell their own jewelry products to generate extra income and give back to local small businesses. Check out the flyer here for more information!

Project Dates: Wednesdays, June 12 through August 28, Virginia Avenue Park Patio Room, 6-8pm.


Beauty Supply Store/Hair Parlor

Kimberly Herron

To help bridge needs in the community, this one day event will include a pop up Beauty Supply Store/Hair Parlor bringing barbers, hair stylists, and community together

Project Dates: September 28th, October 26th, Virginia Avenue Park Thelma Terry Room. Check out the flyer for more information!

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Money and Financial Improvement Classes

Linda Meyers

Learn about improving your financial and money wellness (including credit) and how to implement the knowledge that has been gained.

Project Dates: August 5th and 12th, 6-8pm, Virgina Avenue Park Patio Room

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