LOS ANGELES (June 15, 2023): On May 20, 2023, the LA AMAZING Confluence Plaza Project was successfully completed, after of months of hard work.
Confluence Plaza, located in Lincoln Heights, was plagued by trash and graffiti, but thanks to the diligent efforts of the team, it has been transformed into a clean and aesthetically pleasing space for the community to enjoy. The project received significant contributions from the East Meets West Parents Education Club, with over 20 participants volunteering their time and expertise.
East Meets West helped Peter's organization make this project come true!
The team worked tirelessly to ensure that the Plaza was restored to its original state, with the benches and picnic tables painted to their original color. Peter, who lead the project, expressed his satisfaction with the outcome.
He said, "It was hard work. I had to raise over $700 and contact the owners of the plaza, the Mountain Recreation and Conservation Authority, to make this project happen. I wanted to do it because when I went to the LA River Bike Path with my dad (which is adjacent to the project), I saw this plaza and knew I needed to do something."
The success of the project was evident to all including Lincoln Heights residents.
Annie Brassard, Peter's mother, noted the positive feedback received from passersby, expressing her appreciation for the team's hard work.
Project location (in Lincoln Heights, adjacent to CA 110 and Dodgers Stadium)
"It already made a huge difference!" she stated. "During the project, we got praise by random people walking by. After we finished, people started sitting on the tables!"
The project required extensive planning and coordination, with the team responsible for buying the necessary materials, including paint and graffiti removal equipment. Additionally, they were required to submit a detailed proposal to the club to obtain their approval.
The project day, which took place on May 20, 2023, was a culmination of months of hard work and planning. The team was divided into several groups, each assigned specific tasks, including painting the entrance walls, cleaning up trash, fixing the landscaping and restoring the picnic tables, which were in need of repair.
The success of the project was recognized by the owners of the park, who expressed their gratitude to both EMWPEC and LA Amazing (Peter's organization).
"We extend our heartfelt thanks to all those who contributed to the project, and we look forward to welcoming the community to the new and improved Confluence Plaza. The project was a testament to the dedication and commitment of the team and serves as an inspiration to others to take action in their own communities and effect positive change," Peter said.
Thanks to Peter's vision and the hard work of our team, we were able to transform Confluence Plaza into a beautiful and clean space for the community to enjoy. We hope that this will inspire others to take action in their own communities and make a positive difference.
When the project was finished, emails from the owners of the park gave big thanks to both EMWPEC and LA Amazing (Peter's organization)! The project was even featured in the Boy Scouts of America newsletter!
Thank you to everyone who contributed to this project, and we look forward to seeing you all at the new and improved Confluence Plaza!