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Salinas, CA
USA

831-216-6530

About Us/ Sobre Nosotros

CULTIVATING CHANGE MAKERS FOR THE NEXT SEVEN GENERATIONS

Building upon tradition and drawing from current market research, MILPA focus areas include:

  •  Conducting rites of passage, character and leadership development circles
  •  Designing cultural training and capacity building to support youth, community leaders, and emerging professionals
  •  Providing technical assistance and consulting to advocates, organizations, and institutions seeking to create more equitable practices and policies
  •  Strengthening the social-emotional health, learning, expertise and leadership readiness for individuals and communities pursuing juvenile and criminal justice reform

Theoretical Underpinnings:

MILPA is a Uto-Aztecan Nahuatl word that translates to mean “field” and is an agricultural philosophy that is reflective of village and relational values found in cultures throughout the world, such as:

  •  An oral tradition of working together in community to achieve abundance, reciprocity and sustainability.
  •  A values-based framework grounded in multi-indigenous thought, narrative and symbolism.
  • A framework informed by a trans-national analysis of power, economics and advantage.
  • Applying cultural and inter-generational messaging for inner, social, community and institutional change.

 

 

 

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