Proyecto Pastoral at Dolores Mission is a community building organization whose mission is to provide training, education, and social services with the Pico-Aliso/Boyle Heights district of East Los Angeles. Proyecto Pastoral coordinates five community based programs. Founded in 1986 by community residents and the California Province of the Society of Jesus, the ministry has grown into a highly effective community-building organization. Proyecto Pastoral is committed to involving local community members in the planning, design, and implementation of its programs. One third of the Proyecto Pastoral Board of Directors is comprised of local community residents responding to community identified needs, enabling Proyecto Pastoral to make a significant impact in the lives of local families. Anticipating the needs of the community enables Proyecto Pastoral in being an ever evolving organization whose success lies not only in being dynamic but understanding the real issues. Proyecto Pastoral serves more than 2,500 children, youth, and families annually through its five programs.