Our Converse team celebrates Hispanic and Latin heritage year-round and aims to create more access and opportunity by investing in
organizations that inspire through music, art, and/or civic engagement. Since 2015, we’re proud to have pledged and donated nearly
$1.7M in the Latino communities in Boston and Los Angeles.
Converse celebrates Hispanic and Latin heritage year-round by partnering with organizations that inspire youth through music, art, and civic engagement. More about their work below.
Boyle Heights Arts Conservatory
Boyle Heights Arts Conservatory (BHAC) creates pathways for youth to Careers in Film, Television, Broadcasting, and Digital Content Creation. BHAC advocates for the development of a new framework toward diversity in the creative arts, media, and technology fields—one that is socially and economically inclusive, and accurately reflects the City of Los Angeles in terms of ethnicity, gender, and age.
Rooted in our culturally affirming, intergenerational, and asset based framework, we support chicas on a lifelong journey of community and self-discovery to build collective power. We are working towards a world where women, girls, and all people experiencing oppression at the intersection of race, ethnicity, and gender have the opportunity to rise to their full potential.
Homeboy Art Academy
A division of Homeboy Industries (HBI), Homeboy Art Academy (HAA) strives to extend the mission of providing hope, training, and support to formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated youth and adults, by securing a space in which the Arts can be the central modality to healing and transformation. Homeboy Art Academy challenges systems of oppression by centering life experiences and cultural knowledge of impacted communities to inspire transformation and reclaim self-agency.
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