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Magali and Sal in South Los Angeles


For the past two years, South L.A. Healthy Eating Active Communities (HEAC) Initiative and Public Matters have worked on a highly successful public health + civic engagement + youth media + leadership development project with high school students from The Accelerated School (TAS).

The South L.A. Healthy Eating Active Communities (HEAC) Initiative is one of six sites in a state-wide initiative funded by The California Endowment with the goal of reducing childhood obesity and diabetes by increasing access to nutritious food and physical activity opportunities for children and families.

Public Matters is a California-based group of artists, educators and media professionals that integrate civic engagement into interdisciplinary, neighborhood-based projects that directly benefit communities and enact long-term sustainable change.