Self Help Graphics and Art
Youth Committee!

Self Help Graphics & Art is proud to introduce its newly established Youth Committee, a paid youth fellowship where burgeoning youth leaders from Boyle Heights and the greater LA community come together to gain experience in civic engagement and advocacy. Through this professional development experience, participants will receive training to create and lead programming for other youth to increase the awareness of community health issues, youth incarceration, restorative justice in education, LGBTQ+ advocacy, and more.

The inaugural Youth Committee is a cohort of 10, comprised of youth ages 16 to 24 years old, including: Hélène Philippe, Anaís Orozco, Jake Montoya, Karla Jacome, Gabriella Claro, Samantha Nieves, Oscar Dominguez, Aimee Martinez, Milo Woods, and Arlene Campa. The SHG Youth Committee will serve in an advisory role as well, developing critical youth programming to activate the SHG space for youth initiatives and the many issues that youth face in 2019 and 2020. The Youth Committee members were selected from a pool of applicants across the City of Los Angeles. Read more here.


Direct questions to Marvella Muro at

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The Mission

To develop and maintain a youth committee with youth as community ambassadors to develop and lead civically engaging programs and projects through the arts.


The Purpose

The purpose of developing a Youth Committee is to provide a space to learn, gain experience, and be comfortable engaging in the creation of future programming centered on youth professional development.


The Goal

The goal of the Youth Committee is to become ambassadors of Self Help Graphics & Art and recruit more youth to be involved in our space. Their participation involves working with our Director of Artistic Programs and Education in identifying, developing, and implementing curriculum that they would like to see represented in our space for youth.

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The vision

The creation of the Youth Committee provides civic engagement and awareness for youth in the neighborhood centered in issues of health, incarceration, and restorative justice in education.