13520 Van Nuys Blvd #200
Pacoima, CA 91331
In 1996, five mothers who wanted to improve Pacoima through beautification projects came together in a local school and formed the only environmental justice organization in the Northeast San Fernando Valley; Pacoima Beautiful (PB). Through grassroots community organizing PB initiated tree-plantings and community clean-ups. Soon after, the organization’s first program was created by community members. The Community Inspectors (CI) program was implemented to help residents identify toxic sources of pollution. Their goal in identifying these sources was to create solutions that would reduce health risks. These initiatives when realized will have increased the quality of life of the residents of the Northeast San Fernando Valley while addressing issues of equity in a community that has long suffered from negative environmental impacts.
Today, Pacoima Beautiful reaches over 10,000 community members in the Northeast San Fernando Valley.