Civic Youth Success Story – Neighborhood Tree Planting!

This past Friday, 9/14, one of our Civic Youth Alumni, Philippe Chen ('17) organized and executed a tree planting event in partnership with the Pico Union Neighborhood Council (PUNC), the Koreatown Youth  + Community Center (KYCC), Council District 1, and Loyola High School. 30 student attendees helped to plant 20 trees, with KYCC providing watering instructions [...]

By | 2018-09-21T10:16:57+00:00 September 21st, 2018|Blog, Civic Youth, Success Story, Youth Engagement|Comments Off on Civic Youth Success Story – Neighborhood Tree Planting!

Resilient Youth: Civic Youth Visits Emergency Management Dept

(story & photos by John Darnell, EmpowerLA) On Monday, July 30th, as part of Mayor Garcetti’s Resilient Los Angeles Initiative, the Emergency Management Department hosted the participants in EmpowerLA’s Civic Youth program to take a tour of the City of Los Angeles’ Emergency Operations Center.  They learned what the city is doing to plan for major [...]

By | 2018-08-03T16:55:49+00:00 August 3rd, 2018|Blog, Civic Youth, Youth Engagement|Comments Off on Resilient Youth: Civic Youth Visits Emergency Management Dept

Civic Youth Continues with Outreach Workshop

(story by Jasmine Elbarbary, EmpowerLA's Civic Youth program leader)   Our Civic Youth Leadership Academy continued this past Monday with a focus on Outreach, specifically in the context of the upcoming 2019 Neighborhood Council Elections. Special thanks to Department staff Tom Soong, Obiamaka Ude, Octaviano Rios and Ann-Marie Holman. Tom opened the workshop with a brief history [...]

By | 2018-07-27T13:38:47+00:00 July 27th, 2018|Blog, Civic Youth, Youth Engagement|Comments Off on Civic Youth Continues with Outreach Workshop

Civic Youth Continues with Open Data Training

This past Monday, our Civic Youth Program continued with its third session, a workshop on open data. The students learned to use GeoHub and the City's Open Data Portals to map their neighborhoods using different data sets, including demographic data. Storymaps included the Clean Streets Index and a look at Homelessness in LA. Some students expressed [...]

By | 2018-07-19T14:48:54+00:00 July 19th, 2018|Blog, Civic Youth, Open Data, Youth Engagement|Comments Off on Civic Youth Continues with Open Data Training

Civic Youth Leadership Academy Continues with “Living History” Tour

This week, the second session of the Civic Youth Leadership Academy was hosted at El Pueblo Historic Monument. Topics covered were Mexico's entwined history with Los Angeles and Mayor Garcetti's stance on Los Angeles being a sanctuary city for immigrant Angelenos, especially in light of the current political climate in the country. Students also learned about the 1962 Farm [...]

By | 2018-06-27T13:38:18+00:00 June 27th, 2018|Blog, Civic Youth, Los Angeles, Youth Engagement|Comments Off on Civic Youth Leadership Academy Continues with “Living History” Tour

2018 Civic Youth Leadership Academy Off to a Great Start!

The 2018 Civic Youth Leadership Academy kicked off this past Monday, 6/18 in City Hall. With 45 youth participants, 80% of which are female, our students this cohort represent every region of the City. The first session included a tour of City Hall, an overview of City Government, and an introduction to Neighborhood Councils. A [...]

By | 2018-06-22T10:43:28+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|Blog, Civic Youth|Comments Off on 2018 Civic Youth Leadership Academy Off to a Great Start!

Civic Youth Leadership Academy – Sign up TODAY!

It's that time of year again! Civic Youth Leadership Academy is a program designed to educate, engage, and empower young people to take active roles in your communities and speak up on issues that matter to you.    Designed for youth and young adults aged 14-24, the program runs for 6 sessions at Downtown LA's City Hall on [...]

By | 2018-05-25T12:49:38+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Blog, Civic Youth, Youth Engagement|Comments Off on Civic Youth Leadership Academy – Sign up TODAY!

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

IgniteLA Young Women’s Leadership Program Is Off To A Great Start

EmpowerLA has launched IgniteLA, a program for young women that builds civic knowledge and leadership skills to bolster civic engagement. The first session, with over 50 young women, took place this past Monday night with 5 concurrent meetings happening Citywide in the West Valley, East Valley, West LA, DTLA, and SouthLA. IgniteLA is a non-partisan [...]

By | 2018-02-09T16:41:54+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Blog, Civic Youth, IgniteLA for Young Women, Youth Engagement|Comments Off on IgniteLA Young Women’s Leadership Program Is Off To A Great Start

Neighborhood Beautification – Harbor City Alley Cleanup

Every little bit helps! Recently, the Harbor City Neighborhood Council, in partnership with the Narbonne High School Key Club, warmed up for their engagement with City of Los Angeles’ Clean Streets Challenge by cleaning up a neighborhood alley long overdue of some TLC. Board members, students, and parents showed up bright and early and worked [...]

By | 2017-09-29T11:33:52+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Blog, Civic Youth, Clean Streets, How-To, Public Works, Youth Engagement|Comments Off on Neighborhood Beautification – Harbor City Alley Cleanup