El Proyecto del Barrio, a non-profit comprehensive human service corporation, was founded in 1971 to provide services to business industry, government and the San Fernando Valley Community, by working with small companies, major corporations, community organizations, cities, Los Angeles County and the state and federal government.
Services are provided in bilingual/bicultural (English/Spanish) comprehensive community services and advocacy to a primary target population of Latino and other economically disadvantaged youth and adults in the San Fernando Valley, Azusa and East Los Angeles.
Corporate policies are developed by a volunteer Board of Directors with social and economic roots in the areas we serve, and are implemented by professional staff members with skills ranging from planning and management to technical expertise.
El Proyecto del Barrio's philosophy and motto is ''A Pride in Excellence''. And it is with pride that we pay tribute to our Founding members, whose vision and dedication have made possible 40 years of leadership and commitment to the advancement of the communities they serve.
Richard Corona Victor Ferra Walter Ferria Jose Hernandez Louie Garcia Edward Olivas Antonio Tejeda Frank Torres Mike Wolgast Frank Yudico
The Spirit of Esperanza has helped bring hope to our communities for more than three decades, and we pledge to continue to bring the Spirit of Hope to all the communities we serve.
Corporate Fact Sheet
El Proyecto del Barrio has provided a wide array of health and medical, employment and training, substance abuse and mental health and at-risk youth programs to the community for 40 years. Founded in 1971 to provide services to the northeast San Fernando Valley, El Proyecto has expended its services to the entire San Fernando Valley and the San Gabriel Valley, covering 400 square miles.
The organization's more than three decades of success flow from its strategy linking El Proyecto to the communities it serves, enhancing its ability to identify and help many individuals and families that have not been reached by previous outreach efforts. The organization infuses culturally appropriate strategies with an affirmation of family values and traditions. This approach has established El Proyecto as a trusted service provider that provides a safe and respectful environment for its clients.
El Proyecto has built a legacy of success by working with community organizations, cities, Los Angeles County, the state and federal government, small companies and major corporations to provide the resources to provide bilingual/bicultural (English/Spanish) comprehensive community services and advocacy to Latinos and other economically disadvantaged youth and adults.
The organization's volunteer Board of Directors, which develops El Proyecto del Barrio's policies, has social and economic roots in the areas we serve.