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Monday, August 8, 2011

The Award Winning 3 on 3 Streetball League

IT'S MORE THAN JUST A GAME

 

 There is the " love for basketball", but for the Skidrow 3on3 Streetball League, it's fans and community, there is a love for one another and for the " goals of this organization". To inspire an entire community requires much more than just the love of basketball. It's about family and friendships. It's about taking our individual talents and gifts, combine them and use them for the benefit of all.

 The league consists of so many people with so many ideas and skills. There are artists, singers, writers, poets, carpenters, counselors, audio technicans, etc....it's has to be more than just a game! The future is what we are striving to make better in all areas of our lives.

 

Thursday, August 4, 2011

The Hospitality Kitchen aka The Hippie Kitchen

 Los Angeles Catholic Worker

We believe that the Incarnation is the basis of the Christian message. We are called to make the Word of God flesh by responding to the suffering Christ incarnates among our poor and marginalized sisters and brothers. The homeless, the addict, the mentally ill, the AIDS victim, the infirm, the politically and culturally oppressed are the ones who Christ has told us will be first in His Kingdom. If we too desire to become citizens of His Kingdom, then we must live our lives in proximity to and in solidarity with those who are at the margins of our society.


Founded in 1970, the Los Angeles Catholic Worker is a lay Catholic community of men and women which operates a free soup kitchen, hospitality house for the homeless, hospice for the dying, a newspaper, and regularly offers prophetic witness in opposition to war-making and injustice.





Our soup kitchen, known commonly on the street as "The Hippie Kitchen" is located in the central city ghetto of L.A.’s Skid Row. With over ten thousand homeless, poor and marginally employed residents, this area, with its numerous street encampments and rescue missions, has been dubiously nominated "the homeless capital of the nation."



The Los Angeles Catholic Worker community is part of the lay Catholic Worker movement founded over seventy years ago by Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin to "feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, care for the sick, clothe the naked, visit the prisoner" and offer a gospel-based critique of the dominant culture within the Catholic tradition but outside the institutionalized structures of the church.


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Lamp Art Project

The LAMP Art Project offers clients a safe and encouraging environment in which to express themselves creatively, find empowerment, and supplement their income through artistic development.
Guided by professional artist Hayk Makhmuryan and guest instructors, participants receive training and technical support in drawing, painting, photography, and other media. But more than simply providing an opportunity to develop skills and technique, the Art Project plays a central role in the recovery and stability of numerous clients.

                                                         Contact Hayk Makhmuryan                                    
                                           http://www.lampcommunity.org/_art_project.php

The Gallery Row Photo Exhibit is really taking off with several outstanding& very artistic images from those involved it looks to become a real gem, a jewel for the whole community.