LCL YLI Core Program Community Tours
Las Caras Lindas youth tour Chicago’s ethnic communities, redefining stereotypes of Black and Brown communities from the inside out. A core component of the LCL model is shift away from deficit-based models, that tell young women negative stereotypes about themselves and their communities, towards an understanding of our individual and collective strengths. A core component of this is providing youth with the opportunity to redefine their so called ”disenfranchised” communities by learning about the unique history and identifying key assets within and across various neighborhoods. Each year, the LCL Core Program take youth on a guided tour of Chicago’s ethnic communities, including Bronzeville, Pilsen, Little Village, Lawndale and Humboldt Park. In 2008, LCL toured Humboldt Park, it’s then home community. In 2009, LCL toured the Pilsen and Bronzeville Communities. In 2010, LCL focused on helping youth to effectively navigate all of its online communities. For the 2011 program year, LCL focused on exploring colorism as they watched the PBS film series Black in Latin America and discussed the impact of such issues in Chicago’s Black and Brown communities. In 2012, LCL will continue to explore Chicago’s diverse communities. Check our events page for upcoming 2012 programs and activities.