First discovered when a team of passionate learners walked into a squatters settlement in San Jose, Costa Rica, Love Your City has grown to launch growing, young leaders across the world. This effective, agile, and exciting method of reaching into the hardest-to-reach neighborhoods is how we will will transform the next generation.
Implemented in at-risk neighbrohoods around the world, Love Your City is a proven, effective model of community transformation.
In Love Your City, a team mobilizes young volunteers to walk into hurting neighborhoods each week and build relationships with every resident. These young leaders talk with community residents to identify the obstacles that keep the youth and families living there from reaching their dreams. Community members, team members and volunteers then co-create mentoring and small group-based solutions that help youth and families graduate from school and go on to meaningful employment. These solutions include job skills training, language classes, tutoring centers, college prep, and much more. Very quickly, leaders rise from within the community itself to lead the efforts, allowing Love Your City to scale to new neighborhoods.