By Alyssa Lopez + Rosalinda Meza, Spanish translation by Alyssa Lopez
Spring is here and with it, the Small Business Support Program is too!
The On Avalon project is being productive!
Have you seen the new lights on Avalon Boulevard? We invite you to take a stroll down the street to enjoy the new Tivoli lighting from C to L Streets.
The Small Business Support Program is Here!
COMMERCIAL VACANCIES WEB PAGE
We are very excited to announce our Commercial Vacancies web page! This page can be accessed by clicking here; as a database for commercial vacancies, including street retail and office spaces, on and around Avalon Blvd. We hope to encourage those who are considering establishing a new business or expanding a current one to that right here in Wilmington.
When visiting the page you can scroll down to see all of the vacancies and further details, or you can navigate from the links at the top of the page. Our team hopes that this new page is a useful tool for local entrepreneurs and the residents of Wilmington.
We Hope to See you at the Wilmington Artwalk!
This is your opportunity to enjoy the always festive Artwalk on Avalon Boulevard, experience the new Tivoli lighting and meet the On Avalon team-members for LA-Más!
WHEN: Friday May 6th, 6-10pm
WHERE: Avalon Boulevard between G & F Streets. In front of the historic Granada Theatre! (insert flyer screenshot)
INTRODUCING ROSALINDA + NIKKI
We have a new member to the On Avalon team!
Rosalinda is the new Community + Economic Development Manager at LA-Más currently leading the On Avalon project in Wilmington, CA. She recently worked at East LA Community Corporation (ELACC) leading the First Time Homebuyer Education Program where she met with over 300 families and individuals to guide them and prepare them for the biggest purchase of their life–their home. Rosalinda also extended her role at ELACC by supporting the Community Organizing and Real Estate Departments to learn about how affordable housing, equitable transit-oriented development and land use planning came together to create spaces where all families can thrive.
Rosalinda holds a B.A. in Native American Studies and Spanish from the University of California, Davis and a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of California, Irvine.
Nikki is a Fellow at LA-Más and aspiring urban planner with a keen interest in creating livable cities through public space, active transportation, and good design. Growing up in Los Angeles and New York City as well as studying in Copenhagen has helped her define what livability and good urban form looks like and has inspired her to develop a career in the field. Her background in cultural anthropology has developed her passion for using ethnographic methods and community engagement to inform the planning and design of the built environment. Nikki is currently a Master’s of Planning student at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy and holds a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology and Sociology from University of Puget Sound.