Our Mission
Proyecto Pastoral at Dolores Mission is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization working in the economically and politically disenfranchised community of Boyle Heights to empower the community personally and socially by developing grassroots projects in education, leadership, and service.

Our Approach
Proyecto Pastoral takes pride in its commitment to a grassroots approach in which local community members play a critical role in the planning, design and implementation of programs and services.
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Proyecto Pastoral's Programs



Proyecto Pastoral Challenge - IMPACTO Summer Appeal

All of the money raised will go to support Proyecto's Summer Programs for Youth in Boyle Heights.  Give today at the following levels:

  • $1,000 helps sponsor one child for a 5-week full-day summer program full of engaging activities and trips.
  • $500 helps sponsor a bus for a field trip for 80 children
  • $250  helps sponsor lunch for a month
  • $100 helps pay for sports equipment and art supplies for the summer
  • $50 help pay for summer supplies  

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August 14

ECE: Reflection on Children's Emotions Workshop, Centro de Alegria (4pm)

August 14

ECE: Pre-K Parent-Teacher Workshop, Centro de Alegria(4:30pm)

August 18

ECE: LG Parent-Teacher Workshop, La Guarderia (2pm)

August 19

ECE: Circles of Support, Centro de Alegria (6pm)

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Available Positions:

Director of Development and Communications

Community Wellness Organizer

IMPACTO Group Leader (2)

IMPACTO @ Mendez HS Program Assistant


Raquel Román, director of the Guadalupe Homeless Project in Los Angeles, said that in 2008, when the recession began, people coming to shelters started to change. 

Ramón Castro is an electrical engineer that arrived in Los Angeles on July 4, 2002 on the recommendation of some friends from his native Culiacán, Sinaloa. They told him that there was a lot of work in remodeling homes in the United States. 

Failed American Dreams that end up in Homelessness


Proyecto Pastoral on Wednesday received a $300,000 grant from AT&T to expand Promesa Boyle Heights, an initiative to increase graduation rates and college success for at-risk youth in Boyle Heights. It’s the company’s second grant of this size to the nonprofit since 2012.

Grant Fuels 'Promise' to Boyle Heights


The Boyle Heights BHC area is a small yet densely populated urban neighborhood east of downtown Los Angeles. The site encompasses a population of roughly 90,000 residents, of which, over 93% are of Latino/Hispanic descent...

Boyle Heights Building Healthy Communities - Cultural Treasures


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