Community Connections

Since our founding in 1989, Jovenes has grown into a full-fledged community-based organization, taking pride in our community connections. Currently we are participating in several projects based in our local Boyle Heights /East LA community.

Wellness Center

Jovenes is one of 14 organizations selected to open an office at the brand new Wellness Center at the Historic General Hospital. The Wellness Center is a collaborative effort among diverse service providers and organizations to combat chronic diseases by wellness programming and disease prevention, to serve as a catalyst for positive community change and individual wellbeing, as well as reducing total health care system costs through prevention programs. It is a community center where adults, children, and families can make use of services, classes, activities, and other resources. It will provide space for residents to enjoy indoor and outdoor physical activities in a safe environment, including fitness trails, jogging paths, exercise areas, and fitness equipment as well as inclusive cultural activities. For more info, please visit

Building Healthy Communities - Boyle Heights

Building Healthy Communities is a ten year, comprehensive community initiative creating a revolution in the way Californians think about and support health in their communities. In 14 locations across California, including Boyle Heights, residents are proving they have the power to make health happen through their neighborhoods and schools. Through use of prevention services they are creating a brighter future for their children and for our state. Jovenes is a partner in this collaborative and engages in youth development and campaign work. For more information please visit

The Boyle Heights Coalition for a Safe and Drug-free Community

Jovenes is the host of the Boyle Heights Coalition. This group brings together community stakeholders, agencies, and residents, in order to reduce violence and substance abuse among youth and adults over time, through environmental change strategies.