HPHT News Flash

President’s Message: Fall 2021 MEGA Issue of “Our Cornerstone”

Click this photo to read Our MEGA Cornerstone, Fall 2021


Dear HPHT Members and Northeast LA Community members,

The Highland Park Heritage Trust has had a challenging but eventful year as we navigate a world that is forever changed by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

I am so happy to present you with this first-ever MEGA issue of Our Cornerstone with the help of a Neighborhood Purpose Grant from the Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council. CLICK HERE to download the full issue. This grant is allowing us to expand the content and distribution of the Cornerstone in the NELA community, and is allowing us to enhance our outreach capacity.

The Heritage Trust has not been immune to the struggles faced by non-profits all over the country as a result of COVID-19. Dramatically increased workloads, brushes with the COVID-19 virus, funding concerns, adapting to fulfill the organization’s mission in a fully remote environment…all of these and more comprise the challenges that we have navigated. The pandemic is not over yet, but we are grateful that our membership and our community has stayed with us at every step, and we pray that all of us stay safe and healthy so we can come out of it together.  

In the face of challenges, we have found bright spots and successes to celebrate in the community including the HCM Designations of the Chicano Arts Collectives of Highland Park; The Dedication of Annette Cardona Square; The Opening of the Tiny Homes Village at Arroyo Seco Park, and so much more that we are sharing with you in detail in this issue.

As we approach our 40th anniversary in 2022, we look ahead with a focus on sustaining our organization far into the future and taking you with us on this journey into the next 40 years. In the meantime, please enjoy this MEGA issue of the Cornerstone and get up to speed on preservation efforts and related community news in Northeast LA.


HPHT President Jamie Tijerina

To make a fully tax-deductible donation to the Highland Park Heritage Trust and continue supporting our mission, CLICK HERE.


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