Almost 10 years ago, Enlace opened its first community garden on 26th and Trumbull with the idea of creating spaces within La Villita that would not only provide an opportunity to interact with nature, but would also promote creativity and family unity.
COVID-19 is impacting everyone but, in Little Village, the impact has been devastating. Many of our families were not eligible for federal stimulus funds, and many have lost employment without access to unemployment benefits, and others are "essential workers" who are risking their own family's safety for the benefit of everyone else. We can continue to work together to fight for equity, representation and relief for our community. One of the many ways we can help is by raising funds for families with critical needs, especially those most impacted and with the least access to other resources. During this year, and with the assistance of a large network of donors, we were able to provide funds to nearly 800 families.