Joe Diaz, 40, is a case manager at Los Angeles Youth Opportunity Movement. He is proud to say he and his family were born and raised in Boyle Heights. Diaz has three daughters with his wife Norma Diaz, Marissa, 19, Clarrissa, 14, and Alyssia, 3. The best advice he gives them: “Be yourselves,” he says. (Photo by Jonathan Olivares)

On this Father’s Day weekend, we feature three fathers who were raised in Boyle Heights and now have the pleasure of raising their own children. Whether it’s cooking, painting or community building, they each share their own unique talents and experiences with their children.
What’s your Father’s Day experience? Share it with us.

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Boyle Heights Beat

Boyle Heights Beat is a bilingual community newspaper produced by its youth "por y para la comunidad". The newspaper and its sister website serve an immigrant neighborhood in East Los Angeles of just under...

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