The South El Monte/El Monte community is characterized by residents' strong sense of pride and high level of connection to their fellow neighbors. In fact, many young adults who have moved from the area for employment or education opportunities elsewhere return to live and work in the community. The community leadership in South El Monte/El Monte is described as “homegrown, emerging, connected to education and connected to residents.”
The South El Monte/El Monte community's devoted leadership and tight-knit community are an ideal combination that can encourage the collaboration that transforms communities into places where young children can thrive.
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