Congratulations to Legacy LA's Lou Calanche

posted Jan 23, 2014, 3:53 PM by BHC Boyle Heights

CONGRATULATIONS BHC-BH Health Happens in Neighborhoods Co-chair Lou Calanche!

On Wednesday, the Los Angeles City Council approved the appointment of Lou Calanche to the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles. Ms. Calanche serves as a Political Science Assistant Professor at East Los Angeles College. She has introduced lower division students to the legislative and political processes of government. She utilizes textbooks, current events, professional experiences and students' experiences to develop interactive lectures and class assignments that provide students an understanding of the dynamics of the political environment. She seeks to increase students' understanding of how competing interests; social, economic, cultural and political forces influence the development and implementation of public policy.

Ms. Calanche is also Founder and Executive Director of Legacy LA. Here she directs and manages the development of this grassroots start-up nonprofit organization that has transformed an abandoned federal armory into a state-of-the-art youth development facility. She Initiated and leads community-planning by implementing community engagement strategies including; the formation of a community planning committee, focus groups, youth summits and retreats, and community events.

Congratulations Lou.