Miry’s List / Welcome Neighbor wins $200000 LA2050 grant for NC Refugee Welcome Program

Thrilling news: the Welcome, Neighbor program to help Neighborhood Councils welcome refugee families to Los Angeles won a $200,000 LA2050 Activation Grant! Thank you so much to all of you who voted to make this proposal a reality, and to LA2050 for this wonderful opportunity. We are excited to partner with local nonprofit Miry's List [...]

By | 2018-07-13T15:09:41+00:00 July 13th, 2018|Blog, Welcome Neighbor|Comments Off on Miry’s List / Welcome Neighbor wins $200000 LA2050 grant for NC Refugee Welcome Program

Podcast: Office of Finance with Claire Bartels

Our guest in this episode is Claire Bartels, Director of the Office of Finance. Bartels is a veteran of City Hall who has spent over three decades working for various City departments and elected officials. In our conversation, Claire talks about the financial state of our City, what the Office of Finance is doing to [...]

By | 2018-07-13T17:25:35+00:00 July 13th, 2018|Blog, Podcast|Comments Off on Podcast: Office of Finance with Claire Bartels

Learn to Swim: L.A. City Expands Affordable SwimLA Program for Kids!   

Splash into a fun and healthy sport this summer with SwimLA! As a City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks program, SwimLA offers affordable swim lessons for kids ages 4-17 at all City pools, all summer long. Swimming not only beats the summer heat – it teaches kids a lifesaving skill. Morning, afternoon [...]

By | 2018-07-13T14:42:37+00:00 July 13th, 2018|Blog, Education, Los Angeles, Youth Engagement|Comments Off on Learn to Swim: L.A. City Expands Affordable SwimLA Program for Kids!   

City Seeks Input on Next LADWP Ratepayer Advocate

In 2011, the voters of the City of Los Angeles approved a Charter amendment that created an independent Office of Public Accountability and Ratepayer Advocate for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. In 2012, after the creation of implementing ordinances, a Citizens Committee selected the Executive Director of this new office to serve [...]

By | 2018-07-13T13:05:26+00:00 July 13th, 2018|Blog, LADWP|Comments Off on City Seeks Input on Next LADWP Ratepayer Advocate

Join the Los Feliz NC Back to School Drive for homeless LAUSD students (Wed 7/17)

Over 17,000 students within the LAUSD are experiencing homelessness. Join the Los Feliz Neighborhood Council's school supplies drive to help equip homeless students at Thomas Starr King Middle School and John Marshall High School, and get inspired to start your own local drive to assist students in your neighborhood!  The Los Feliz Neighborhood Council and [...]

By | 2018-07-13T12:52:09+00:00 July 13th, 2018|Blog, Homelessness, Youth Engagement|Comments Off on Join the Los Feliz NC Back to School Drive for homeless LAUSD students (Wed 7/17)

Keep Your Home SAFE All Year Round

Anytime is the right time to free your home of the clutter that has piled up over the past year. To help out with this, LA Sanitation’s SAFE Centers all across the city are ready to take all of your unwanted household hazardous waste. Putting hazardous waste—like paint, dead batteries, burnt-out fluorescent bulbs and busted cell phones—into [...]

By | 2018-07-13T14:50:37+00:00 July 13th, 2018|Blog, City Departments|Comments Off on Keep Your Home SAFE All Year Round

Only 2 more Regional Outreach Gatherings left – sign up now!

Thanks to those that have attended our regional outreach gatherings so far! We hope the tools presented gave you some good strategies to enhance your outreach efforts. There are two more workshops left in this series - one in the Valley, one in West LA. Workshops are open to any Neighborhood Council board or committee [...]

By | 2018-07-13T16:57:05+00:00 July 13th, 2018|Blog, Events, Outreach|Comments Off on Only 2 more Regional Outreach Gatherings left – sign up now!

NC Election Information Worksheets Due August 1

NCs - please remember to file your Election Information Worksheets with the City Clerk by Wednesday August 1! The sheets request info about your polling place location, hours, and requested translation languages. There is also a field where your NC can choose whether your board would prefer vote-by-mail or online voting, if one of these [...]

By | 2018-07-13T16:13:39+00:00 July 13th, 2018|Blog, Reminder|Comments Off on NC Election Information Worksheets Due August 1

In Memory of ECSEANDC Boardmember Eddie Lawrence Lockhart

Eddie Lawrence Lockhart was born on a farm in Gregory, Arkansas on September 11, 1945, among 7 children to Clayton Lockhart and Vivian Stegall. Eddie came to know the Lord as a young boy back in Arkansas. He moved to Los Angeles, California in the 60’s.  He recommitted his life to the Lord and became [...]

By | 2018-07-13T15:49:35+00:00 July 13th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on In Memory of ECSEANDC Boardmember Eddie Lawrence Lockhart

Check out the HCIDLA Newsletter!

EmpowerLA invites you to read and subscribe to the Housing + Community Investment Department newsletter! To learn more about the HCID, please visit: https://hcidla.lacity.org/ Documents: HCIDLA Newslink_Issue 15 2018 FINAL HCIDLA Newslink_Issue 15 2018 FINAL (Espanol)

By | 2018-07-06T15:30:18+00:00 July 6th, 2018|Blog, City Departments, Newsletter|Comments Off on Check out the HCIDLA Newsletter!