Nobel Peace Laureate Rigoberta Menchú Tum, a Mayan woman from Guatemala,
has praised the work of The City Project
and the Anahuak Youth Soccer Association for
our work to bring parks, school yards, and green space to the children of
Los Angeles. "It is very important that our children grow up healthy.
The more they run, the happier they are. The more they play together with
other children, the better people they will be in the future. Parks and school
yards are a place for peace, a place where life-long values are built. Community
activism to build parks and schools is a way of saying no to violence, no
to war. Peace and hope are part of our children's education and culture."
R to L Rigoberta Menchú Tum, Los Angeles Mayor
Antonio Villaraigosa, The City Project's Executive Director and Counsel Robert García, and Anahuak Youth Association President and
Founder Raul Macías..