May 2011

The Community Health Promoters Training Program began this year with an exciting new group of residents who will become future leaders in their communities. Georgina Serrano, an Esperanza Community Health Promoter and Case Manager for The Harbor Corridors Best Babies Collaborative, presented the benefits of breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding protects the babies because it contains all the vitamins and nutrients that your baby needs in the first six months of life. The first milk that the mother produces is thick yellow liquid known as colostrum, during pregnancy and just afterbirth.  This milk is very rich in nutrients, and antibodies to protect the baby. Some of the risk for not breastfeeding the baby include: ear infections, lower respiratory infections, asthma, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and Necrotizing enterocolitis (a disease that affects the gastrointestinal tract in preterm infants. Male role is crucial in the breastfeeding process.

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Thank you Sister Diane Donoghue for supporting the Harbor Corridor Best Babies Collaborative. The community members appreciate your support and your donations!

Jessica is a teenager exclusively breastfeeding her  6 month baby and very thankful for having received a carseat for her baby.

Maria Guadalupe and her four-year old boy, very happy to have received a blanket and clothes for his twin sibblings.

Thank you Sister Diane.  We are enhancing our community with education, and also providing them with resources in their most critical moments. ~ Gina Serrano

LA Care Health Promoters graduates from the Asthma “No More Attacks” Train the Trainers in collaboration with Esperanza Community Health Promoters.

Join us this weekend for an art exhibit entitled Break Free, a collective art exhibit that will take you on an artistic journey exploring the prison industrial complex, school-to-prison pipeline and other forms of slavery in this country. The following organizations/artists have been influential in making this exhibit possible:


  • The Center for the Study of Political Graphics
  • Youth Justice Coalition
  • The Community Rights Campaign

 May 6th from 7:00 p.m – 9:00 p.m. at Mercado La Paloma 3655 S. Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90007.

Contact Damon Turner for information: 323.245.3199



Mother’s Day Celebration

Join us at Mercado La Paloma for Mother’s Day Celebration and enjoy the critically acclaimed cuisine,  amazing prizes, and live music by Ferfran Duo, Johanna Chase, and Trio Loteria.  May 8th from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Mercado La Paloma, 3655 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90007.