Help Us Secure a New Home for Las Fotos Project!

A picture perfect place where we can continue to provide programs that inspires teen girls through photography.

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A picture perfect place where we can continue to provide programs that inspires teen girls through photography.

A Picture Perfect Place

CAMPAIGN UPDATE!

We started the #PicturePerfectPlace campaign on April 1st with the intent of raising $30,000 in 30 days in order to secure a new home for Las Fotos Project. We're excited to share that we did that, and more!

We reached our initial goal of $30,000 in just 4 days!

So, what now? When we hit that $40K mark, we asked ourselves, “What would it take to secure our home for two full years?”

Now that we’ve hit our 1-year lease goal, we’re less than $19,000 away from $60,000 which would secure our lease through 2021. We’ve spent hours imagining all the potential that could come with a more permanent space, and after a quick chat with our students and mentors, we’ve decided to go for it - we’re going to raise the $60,000 needed to secure this new home for 2 years!

We have 20 days to raise $60,000 and we’re confident we can get there with your support!!

Much love & gratitude to you all!

Las Fotos Project Team & Students.

A special THANK YOU to our friends who each donated $10K in support of our new home!

Sabas Carrillo
May Lindstrom Skin
& our Anonymous donor via the California Community Foundation


Dear Friends,

We're so excited to share with you an opportunity that we can’t pass up. With your help, we can move into an ideal space for our girls to call their creative home and have a place where Las Fotos Project can continue to grow and flourish.

Imagine walking down Cesar Chavez Avenue in Boyle Heights and stepping into an exhibition space with the work of our girls hanging on the walls, a group of students envisioning projects with their mentors, a young entrepreneur prepping for her next paid photography gig, and a young girl stepping out of a darkroom with a photo she just developed.

It would be amazing, and you can make this dream a reality. We have the perfect location for a new home, and all we need is $30,000 in the next 30 days. We can do it!

Timing is of the essence. Not only have we outgrown our space in Lincoln Heights, we’re now on a month-to-month lease with no long-term option available. Now that we’ve seen what having a creative home has meant for the girls in our community, we know there is no way we can be without one.

But we have hope!!

We have found what could be our new home.

Last month, we visited a 3,000 square foot space in Boyle Heights owned by a group of nonprofit organizations. Their mission is to provide long-term lease properties at sustainable costs to small businesses and community groups in order to combat the community-shattering effects of gentrification.

The space is ours - but only if we’re able to secure funds within the next 30 days which will allow us to sustainably pay our rent.

Will you help us raise $30,000 in the next 30 days so that Las Fotos Project and our community of girl creatives can have a permanent home?



Regina (left) and Maya (right) during their first semester of Las Fotos Project back in 2014.
Both are still enrolled - Regina is now our Youth Advisory Council President and Maya has her first solo show happening later this year.


Our current space before we moved in...


And after...


And the space we'd like to call home...