PORTER STREET PARK PROJECT
The Porter Street Park Project is a multi-dimensional campaign to clean up and revitalize the neighborhood surrounding Porter Street between Santa Fe Avenue and Mateo Street in Los Angeles. The focal point is property subleased and used as a parking lot by The Vortex, a community center near the Arts District and Boyle Heights. Veterans are collaborating with area youths to convert the parking lot into a multi-purpose park. In partnership with the Coalition for Responsible Community Development and the Boyle Heights Technology YouthSource Center, the campaign is led by HomeFront Rising founder Jeff Norman and longtime activist Carmelo Alvarez, who previously spearheaded similar efforts in Los Angeles and Tijuana.
HomeFront Rising connects emerging creators with established professionals. Our theater and music workshops help veterans meet the challenges of everyday life. Our U.S. Tour of Duty applies the mindset and training of veterans to civilian life. HomeFront Rising is managed by Fulcrum Arts, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Donations to HomeFront Rising are tax deductible to the full extent of the law under Federal ID 95-2540759.