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Neighborhood Council-based Refugee Welcome Program “Welcome, Neighbor” Named LA2050 Grant Finalist

EmpowerLA is proud to partner with nonprofit organization Miry's List on the "Welcome, Neighbor" refugee welcome program. Welcome, Neighbor has just been named a finalist for the LA2050 grant! Click to learn more about Welcome, Neighbor, and to see how you and your Neighborhood Council can get involved.   What is LA2050? LA2050 is a [...]

By | 2018-05-25T16:49:16+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Blog, NC Success Story, NCs Making a Difference|Comments Off on Neighborhood Council-based Refugee Welcome Program “Welcome, Neighbor” Named LA2050 Grant Finalist

Purposeful Aging LA – Status Report On the Mayor’s Age-Friendly Initiative

Laura Trejo, General Manager of LA's Department Of Aging, has released a status report on Mayor Garcetti's age-friendly initiative, Purposeful Aging Los Angeles (PALA) - read it here: http://empowerla.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Purposeful-Aging-Los-Angeles-PALA-status-report-April-2018.pdf Purposeful Aging Los Angeles, or PALA, is a regional initiative that unites the City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, and a variety of public and [...]

By | 2018-05-25T12:18:41+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Aging, Blog|Comments Off on Purposeful Aging LA – Status Report On the Mayor’s Age-Friendly Initiative

North Westwood Becomes LA’s 98th Neighborhood Council

Results are in for the Westwood Neighborhood Council subdivision election. Over 3500 stakeholders voted; over 57% voted yes to the formation of a new North Westwood Neighborhood Council! The official election results can be viewed on the City Clerk's website at https://clerk.lacity.org/los-angeles-city-clerk-election-division (detail of a photo of the Westwood Fox Theater by Carol M. Highsmith, via the [...]

By | 2018-05-25T14:20:33+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Blog, Neighborhood Council Elections, Subdivision|Comments Off on North Westwood Becomes LA’s 98th Neighborhood Council

Read & Weigh In On City Budget Recommendations From Budget & Finance Committee

The City Council's Budget & Finance Committee finished their work reviewing the Mayor's budget proposal for the coming year, and issued a final report, based on recommendations of the Chief Legislative Analyst, for consideration by the full City Council. Read that report here. Thank you to the Neighborhood Councils who submitted letters regarding the 2018-19 City [...]

By | 2018-05-18T17:17:10+00:00 May 18th, 2018|Blog, City Hall|Comments Off on Read & Weigh In On City Budget Recommendations From Budget & Finance Committee

NC Success Story – Harbor City NC Utility Box Murals

Harbor City Neighborhood Council got a shoutout from City Councilmember Joe Buscaino for the local utility box mural program that they helped fund with a Neighborhood Purpose Grant. This great image from Councilmember Buscaino's newsletter shows 3rd grader Rose Mary alongside one of the new murals that Harbor City sponsored, which is based on a [...]

By | 2018-05-18T16:39:19+00:00 May 18th, 2018|Blog, NC Success Story, NCs Making a Difference|Comments Off on NC Success Story – Harbor City NC Utility Box Murals

City Hall Rally to end Homelessness

City Council President Herb Wesson turned Angelenos and electeds out on the south lawn of City Hall this morning to join his SAVE A LIFE End Homelessness rally.  Council President Wesson was the first to propose a location for a temporary homeless housing facility under Mayor Eric Garcetti's  A Bridge Home program to build temporary [...]

By | 2018-05-18T16:17:41+00:00 May 18th, 2018|Blog, City Hall, Homelessness|Comments Off on City Hall Rally to end Homelessness

Free Data Training Workshop in Boyle Heights: Learn to Find & Use City Database Info About Your Neighborhood

Wednesday May 30th in Boyle Heights - join us for a free workshop on using open data to spark community change! Learn how to obtain and use information from City databases about the people, assets, and businesses in your neighborhood to help your Neighborhood Council get grants and plan outreach campaigns. Please bring your own laptop or tablet [...]

By | 2018-05-16T15:58:36+00:00 May 16th, 2018|Blog, How-To, Outreach, Tech Talk, Tool Box|Comments Off on Free Data Training Workshop in Boyle Heights: Learn to Find & Use City Database Info About Your Neighborhood

Wilshire Center-Koreatown Subdivision Town Hall (May 17)

You’re invited to attend an upcoming town hall to discuss subdividing the Wilshire Center-Koreatown Neighborhood Council to form a new Wilshire Center-Little Bangladesh Neighborhood Council. All members of the community are invited to attend: Thursday, May 17 – 5 pm Alexandria Elementary School Community Room 4211 Oakwood Ave Los Angeles, CA 90004 * Free parking [...]

By | 2018-05-11T16:57:11+00:00 May 11th, 2018|Blog, Neighborhood Council Elections|Comments Off on Wilshire Center-Koreatown Subdivision Town Hall (May 17)

Civic Youth Leadership Academy – Applications Now Open for Summer 2018

Angelenos age 14-24 - please join us this summer for the third year of our Civic Youth Leadership Academy! Civic Youth is a program designed to educate, engage, and empower young people to take an active role in their communities and speak up on issues that matter to them.  These civic leaders will be prepared to [...]

By | 2018-05-16T12:12:54+00:00 May 11th, 2018|Blog, City Hall, Civic Youth, Youth Engagement|Comments Off on Civic Youth Leadership Academy – Applications Now Open for Summer 2018

City Planning 101: April Workshops Recap + Video Tutorials Link

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Planning 101 Workshops last month! Over 500 people came to one of the 7 workshops held around the City, to learn how LA's project planning process works, and to ask questions about projects proposed locally. Many Neighborhood Council members attended, as well as residents, students, and representatives from [...]

By | 2018-05-11T16:46:40+00:00 May 11th, 2018|Blog, City Departments, How-To|Comments Off on City Planning 101: April Workshops Recap + Video Tutorials Link