“True generosity consists precisely in fighting to destroy the causes which nourish false charity. False charity constrains the fearful and subdued, the "rejects of life," to extend their trembling hands. True generosity lies in striving so that these hands--whether of individuals or entire peoples--need be extended less and less in supplication, so that more and more they become human hands which work and, working, transform the world.”
– Paulo Freire
Change the world with us! Hillcrest Elementary and Music Magnet is seeking like-minded, critically conscious organizations and individuals to engage in the transformative and soulful work of educating brown and black and black and brown children in the Baldwin Village area of Los Angeles. At the same time, we want to empower their families to become self-determined, fearless, and bold in guiding the direction of their community and schools.
We are cultivating strategic partnerships and are growing our network of friends, supporters, benefactors, and allies to make Hillcrest a hub in the community that cares for and nurtures a brighter future through our young people.