Every human being goes through struggles at some point in time in their life. However, we all handle then differently. Among different cultures, individuals face different struggles. With our trip to East LA, we wanted to discover if the adaptive leadership framework of the productive zone of disequilibrium would apply to the incredible people we met in this place. By listening to people's stories, we aim to find what problems apply to East LA and what causes resilience in these communities.
Helen Roosevelt, Lucy Lawler, Bridgette McCarthy, and Sophia Maggio are all students in the Leadership, Kinship, and Social Change class and participated in an immersion trip to Homeboy Industries in East LA over spring break.