Proyecto/Project HÉROES is a community collaborative designed to capitalize on the variety of experiences and perspectives of community-based agencies, community members and other key stakeholders. HÉROES in Spanish stands for Honor, Educación, Respeto, Oportunidad, Esperanza, y Soluciones (Honor, Education, Respect, Opportunity, Hope, and Solutions). The Collaborative, comprised of numerous community-based organizations has the potential to make an impact as an institutional resource, as well as an information resource. Along with our partners, CALM uses this community knowledge to inform and guide research agendas focused on reducing health disparities around Latino youth violence exposure. This work is specifically designed to build upon community strengths and existing resources in order to increase engagement and participation, facilitate the reciprocal exchange of knowledge and understanding, and ultimately, empower community members to engage in social change that improves their lives.