Watts Century Latino Organization
Sabbatical, 2007

Arturo Ybarra founded Watts/Century Latino Organization in 1990, and serves as its Executive Director. WCLO is the only Latino multi-cultural nonprofit organization specifically serving Latinos and African-Americans in South L.A., even though Latinos represent more than 50% of the residents in the area. Long known for his ability to work well with both the Latino and African-American communities, Ybarra has been a tireless organizer and activist on housing, violence, education reform and local environmental issues. WCLO recently hosted its 15th annual Watts Latino/African-American Cinco de Mayo Celebration, which celebrates the different ethnic groups in Watts.

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