Entrepreneurism and the Case for Equitable Capital

The above featured photo is of one of LURN’s Semi’a Fund borrowers, José. Who was able to purchase a new fruit cart with capital and coaching from LURN. Many low-income individuals often become entrepreneurs because they are disconnected from, and unable to, integrate into the formal economy. For many of the same reasons as to … Continued


Yerevan, Los Angeles and the Culture of Public Space

  Last month I travelled to Yerevan, Armenia for two weeks. Each day was filled with dance and music, delicious food, and lots of walking and exploring; it was a true opportunity to recenter and reconnect with my homeland. As both a proud Armenian and a proud Angeleno, traveling between my two “worlds” is a … Continued


36 Cents

  I had dinner with my mom a couple of weeks ago. Once in awhile, she’ll bring important documents she’s received so I can review and translate them for her. This time, she brought something she’s never received before: a notice that she earned a raise at her second job. She was beaming! My mom … Continued