Sustainability Through Regenerative Design


Five Points Youth Foundation is a Los Angeles-based, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works to revitalize communities in south LA that have undergone economic, environmental and social decline.

Our programs emphasize neighborhood empowerment, economic development, social entrepreneurship and civic engagement, utilizing concepts of regenerative design and sustainability to enhance and make positive change in the world around us.

Whereas the highest aim of sustainable development is to satisfy fundamental human needs today without compromising the possibility of future generations to satisfy theirs, the end-goal of regenerative design is to redevelop systems with absolute effectiveness, which support the co-evolution of the human species along with other thriving species. ~ Andrew Williams JR, Five Points Youth Foundation Chairman


Hall of Fame Summer PaintOut

August 31, 2019, 12pm - 7pm
1820 West Florence Ave. LA, CA 90047



From “Death Alley” to “This Place LA”

Our collaborative project, “This Place LA”, is a network of organizations and individuals working to create eco–librium in Los Angeles county.

Five Points Youth Foundation is collaborating with Pando Populus to spur environmental regeneration in south Los Angeles neighborhoods.

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Art + Food was born out of a need for fresh, sustainable and healthy food choices in South LA, which suffers from inequalities in healthcare and nutritional resources. The “Art + Food” program provides local resident with events that offer farm-to-table, vegetable-rich, vitamin-dense cuisine, prepared with an artistic, creative flare. Council district 8 has one the highest rates of nutrition-related diseases, including diabetes, childhood obesity, high blood pressure, and cancer.

Five Points Youth Foundation’s Neighborhood Empowerment + Economic Development Program promote the standard of living and economic health of South LA. We target specific initiatives, such as the development of human capital, critical infrastructure, regional competitiveness, environmental sustainability, social inclusion, health, safety, literacy, and other initiatives.


The Urban Youth Entrepreneurship Program is helping students explore their interest in pursuing a career in business and learn more about life. Our mission is to provide opportunity for students in poverty stricken communities and develop ethical leaders for a global society. 



Our civic engagement programs allow participants a means of working together to make a difference in the civic life of our communities, while developing skills, knowledge, values, and motivation in order to make that difference.

We strive to promote the a quality of life in our community, through both political and non-political processes. FPYF champions 100% voter registration and education outreach.


2015 – 2020 Caring for the Climate Plan of Action

Five Points Youth Foundation, Inc. adapts the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Integrated Whole Community Model locally and nationally for community resiliency, as well as the United Nations Global Compact Local Networks internationally in support of Caring for Climate, Business 4 Peace and other U.N. Initiatives 2015-2020 via Global Partnerships for Development using collaborative arts and technology to address the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda and Decade of Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All).



Our Social Entrepreneurship Program inspire individuals to pursue innovative solutions to create and sustain social value. We relentlessly pursue opportunities to serve this mission, while continuously adapting and learning. We draw upon appropriate thinking in both the business and nonprofit worlds and operate in all kinds of organizations: large and small; new and old; religious and secular; nonprofit, for-profit, and hybrid, locally, nationally and globally.


STREAAM education is an acronym for the fields of study in the categories of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. “R” represents “rivers” and the whole acronym reflects “Water” as the basic necessity for all life on Earth. We consider Art and Architecture to be core components in schooling from kindergarten through college to improve competitiveness in technology development. It has implications for workforce development, national security concerns and immigration policy and our commitment to“regenerative” development solutions.


SOUTH L.A. (— Part of South L.A.’s infamous “Death Alley” is getting new life.

Los Angeles' Univision 34 speaks with Five Points Youth Foundation at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, May 11th 2018.

SOM Architects and RegenCities: Economic Regeneration in South L.A.

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Five Points Youth Foundation
1820 W Florence Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90047