PROGRAMS

We have a full program model that serves girls, their families, and community members. Program include: Therapeutic photography, photography for Social Change, and PhotoTherapy techniques.


Esta Soy Yo
Las Fotos Project’s year-round arts mentoring program for girls and young women, ages 11-18, that provides critical thinking, visual communication, and media literacy through a series of personal development activities. The innovative program uses therapeutic photography methodology and a project-based learning model. Esta Soy Yo serves approximately 100 students each year through 12-week sessions in the spring and fall, as well as an intensive 4-week summer camp.

Digital Promotoras
Youth leaders use social media, photojournalism, and multimedia to promote awareness of health disparities facing their community. Young women, ages 15-18, identify an issue, inform residents about the various resources available and work together to build healthier communities. Each year, 30 students meet weekly for nine months.

Limitless
An intensive program for adolescent girls, ages 11-14, experiencing depression, anxiety, or stress, providing a safe environment to share their story, develop coping skills, and help promote resiliency. The program will serves approximately 25 participants annually. 

Exposures
A cross-cultural exchange program that establishes the arts as a common language among youth from diverse communities. Over the course of nine months, 25 young women, ages 15-18, participate in online activities to connect with youth from various cultures across the United States. These interactions build a better understanding and acceptance of different cultures, languages, values and other factors that make multicultural communities so vibrant, complex and intriguing. 


Below is a running list of all Las Fotos Project’s participatory photography workshops since the project began in 2010. To view images created by students during these workshops, please visit us on Facebook. Be sure to “Like” and comment to show your support.

Fall 2016:
Our Esta Soy Yo program was facilitated in:

  • South Central at Mercado La Paloma
  • Boyle Heights at the Benjamin Franklin Library
  • East LA at Esteban Torres High School
  • Vermont-Slauson at Augustus F. Hawkins High School
  • Angeleno Heights at the Angelina Apartments
  • Highland Park at the Arroyo Seco Library
  • Huntington Park at Aspire Ollin University Preparatory
  • Westlake at Alliance Ted Tajima High School
  • Lincoln Heights at the Las Fotos Project Youth Gallery

Our Limitless program was facilitated in:

  • Watts in partnership at College Track
  • Rampart Village at the New Village Girls Academy

Our Digital Promotoras program was facilitated in

  • Koreatown at the Bresee Foundation
  • Lincoln Heights at the Las Fotos Project Youth Gallery

Our Exchange program was facilitated in

  • Tijuana, Mexico at La Pieza in Pasaje Rodriguez
  • Merida, Venezuela
  • Dallas, Texas at the Dallas Cultural Arts Department in

Fall 2014, Girls Today Women Tomorrow – Boyle Heights
Fall 2014, i.am. College Track – Boyle Heights
Fall 2014, Aspire Middle School – Huntington Park
Fall 2014, Miguel Contreras Learning Complex (ALC) – MacArthur Park
Fall 2014, Bresee Foundation – Koreatown

Summer 2014, Las Fotos Project – Boyle Heights

Spring 2014, Hollenback Middle School – Boyle Heights
Spring 2014, Girls Today Women Tomorrow – Boyle Heights
Spring 2014, i.am. College Track – Boyle Heights
Spring 2014, Aspire Middle School – Huntington Park
Spring 2014, Miguel Contreras Learnign Complex (ALC) – MacArthur Park
Spring 2014, Bresee Foundation – Koreatown

Fall 2013, Girls Today Women Tomorrow – Boyle Heights, CA
Fall 2013, College Track / i.am.college – Boyle Heights, CA
Fall 2013, Miguel Contreras Learning Complex (ALC) – MacArthur Park, CA
Fall 2013, Animo Pat Brown Charter High School – Huntington Park, CA
Fall 2013, Bresee Fondation – Koreatown, CA

Summer 2013, Girls Incorporated – Santa Ana, CA

Spring 2013, East LA Women’s Center – Boyle Heights, CA
Spring 2013, Girls Today Women Tomorrow – Boyle Heights, CA
Spring 2013, Girls Today Women Tomorrow – Boyle Heights, CA
Spring 2013, Miguel Contreras Learning Complex (ALC) – MacArthur Park, CA

Spring 2013, Transforming Youth – Suchitoto, El Salvador
Spring 2013, Mayan Families – Panajachel, Guatemala

Fall 2012, Girls Today Women Tomorrow – Boyle Heights, CA

Summer 2012, Barrio Action – El Sereno, CA
Summer 2012, Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles – Montebello, CA
Summer 2012, Koreatown Youth and Community Center – Los Angeles, CA
Summer 2012, Girls Today Women Tomorrow – Boyle Heights, CA

Spring 2012, Oscar De La Hoya High School, East Los Angeles, CA
Spring 2012, Animo Pat Brown Charter High School – Hunting Park, CA
Spring 2012, Mayan Families – Panajachel, Guatemala
Spring 2012, NW Arkansas Labor Workers Justice Center – Springdale, AR
Spring 2012, Girls Today Women Tomorrow – Boyle Heights, CA

Winter 2011, Girls Today Woman Tomorrow – Los Angeles, CA
Winter 2011, Boys and Girls Club – East Los Angeles, CA

Fall 2011, Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles – Pomona, CA
Fall 2011, Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles – Montebello, CA

Summer 2011, Boys and Girls Club – Long Beach, CA
Summer 2011, HERMANITAS Leadership Institute – Albuquerque, NM
Summer 2011, Korean Youth and Community Center – Los Angeles, CA
Summer 2011, Girls Incorporated – Santa Ana, CA
Summer 2011, Girl Scouts Greater Los Angeles – Montebello, CA
Summer 2011, Little Village – Chicago, IL

Spring 2011, Olvera Street – Los Angeles, CA
Spring 2011, Harbor Area YWCA – San Pedro, CA

Fall 2010, Buen Pastor & The Muskoka Foundation – Guanajuato, Mexico

Summer 2010, Para Los Niños & The Muskoka Foundation – Los Angeles, CA