Echo Park/Historic Filipinotown Environmental Stewardship Program

Sponsor: Rotary Club of Historic Filipinotown

Goals: The goals of the Historic Filipinotown Environmental Stewardship Program is to engage three promising sustainability youth leaders for six months with the hope of developing their knowledge, communication skills, and leadership skills in sustainability by providing opportunities for hands-on learning with partner organizations engaged in sustainability and pairing the participants with sustainability mentors that will help them plan and implement their sustainability impact project in the community.

Introduction: Friends of the Echo Park Library is offering the Echo Park/Historic Filipinotown Environmental Stewardship Program to 3 highly motivated individuals to engage and learn about sustainability, the Los Angeles Green New Deal, the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, and other sustainability initiatives. The program includes mentorship, a stipend of $300 towards a sustainability project, and a series of educational workshops. The deadline to submit applications is October 31, 2022.

Stipend Amount: Stipend of $300 towards an Environmental Steward ($50 per month). This stipend is contingent upon the continued engagement in the Environmental Stewardship Program.

Mentors: Joselyn Geaga-Rosenthal (LA City Building and Safety Commissioner and Founding President of PALAD); Susana Reyes (LA City Public Works Commissioner and Sierra Club Co-Lead for Clean Transportation for All campaign); Jaime Geaga (VP of Community Outreach & Engagement for PALAD).

Application Submission Process: Participants must complete the application form and email it, along with a resume and a one-page cover letter explaining their interest, to Mr. James Castillo, the Program Director of Friends of the Echo Park Library, at

Eligibility: Participant must (1) be over 18 years old; (2) have demonstrated interest in sustainability; (3) live within Los Angeles County; (4) recruit at least five people to attend three workshops; and (5) have access to a computer with internet access to participate in the online learning activities.

Program Description: Historic Filipinotown Environmental Stewards will:

  • Participate in a hands-on/experiential learning project on sustainability
  • Submit bi-monthly reflections on their learning project
  • Be matched with a mentor who will review bi-monthly reflections and provide ongoing feedback on the learning project
  • Participate in a monthly educational workshop

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. James Castillo, the Program Director of Friends of the Echo Park Library, at





Address (must be close to Historic Filipinotown):

Age (must be over 18):

School (optional):

Organization (optional):

Describe your involvement or experience with sustainability:

What does sustainability mean to you:

What area of sustainability are you interested in learning more about:

What skills do you have that can be used in sustainability projects:

What is your proposed sustainability project:

Submit your resume and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in the program together with this application form to The deadline to submit an application is on September 15, 2022.

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. James Castillo, the Program Director of Friends of the Echo Park Library, at