We made it on the L.A REPAIR ballot. Now we need you to cast your VOTE for the Y!


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The Mid Valley Family YMCA (Mid Valley) and Weingart East LA (WELA) YMCA are true community empowerment hubs for the residents of the Mission Hills, Panorama City, North Hills, and Boyle Heights communities, providing vital programs to uplift our neighbors through food distribution, education, childcare, and equitable health and wellness resources for all area families and seniors. 

The Mid Valley and WELA YMCAs are both eligible for a community voted $750,000 grant from the LA REPAIR pilot program, through the City’s Civil and Human Right and Equity Department (LA Civil Rights). 



Weingart East Los Angeles YMCA

"Proposal F"


The LA REPAIR Boyle Heights Zone grant will help the WELA Y expand their community reach providing health and wellness services and programs to over 250 Boyle Heights families and seniors, as well as 100 free swim lessons, helping nearly 1,000 residents. 

This community Health and Wellness WELA YMCA Initiative will result in 75% of program participants reporting improved health and wellbeing, with program participants spending a minimum total of 130,000 hours on health and wellness activities by July 2024.

Memberships include access to a variety of programming that supports economic mobility, social and emotional well-being, and positive health outcomes. A family membership includes two adults and two dependents.

  • A minimum of 250 unduplicated Latino/Hispanic Boyle Heights families will receive access to health and wellness programming. 
  • The Y will host a minimum of (4) social-emotional well-being events and (2) community building events in Boyle Heights. 
  • 100 Boyle Heights individuals will be certified in water safety and/or learn to swim. 
  • A minimum of 500 meals and 10,000 lbs. of food will be distributed to program participants.

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Mid Valley Family YMCA

"Proposal C"


The LA REPAIR Mid Valley Zone grant will help the Mid Valley Family YMCA supplement their existing FEEDLA food program by introducing a community garden model where individuals and families are provided with the resources to grow their own produce. The hydroponic gardens are the perfect opportunity for the densely populated area due to the limited green space.

This community initiative will result in improved health and food security, improve physical and mental wellness through gardening; and build community connections through programming and committees that oversee the garden activities. After 12 months, the gardeners will have learned about all four growing seasons, and they’ll be prepared to mentor new community gardeners.

Voting for the Mid Valley Y Repair Zone means:

  • Increased food security and access to fresh produce for 550 REPAIR Zone households in Mission Hills, Panorama City, and North Hills 
  • 2,200 meals and 50,000 lbs. of food distributed to program participants. 
  • By the end of July 2024, a minimum of 75% of program participants will report improved health and well-being. 
  • Program participants will receive a minimum of 144 hours of hydroponic planting education (48 three-hour classes). 
  • Approximately 550,000 hours of food security programming provided to REPAIR Zone residents. 

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Please help us make both initiatives possible and vote to expand and continue to bring resources and programs to the Boyle Heights and Mid Valley communities to ensure residents have access to a wide range of opportunities to live a healthy and meaningful lifestyle regardless of economic status.

For more information about the L.A Repair Participatory Budgeting, voting rules and requirements, or to view all REPAIR Zone proposals, visit repair.lacity.org.