Education

Empower LA’s Youth Through Technology

Envision a city where everyone has free or low-cost access to a fast, reliable internet connection. What would you use it for? For many students, more accessible internet means the ability to do more thorough research, access school resources from home, work on projects more efficiently, and take full advantage of the technological resources offered by their schools. The Los Angeles Unified School

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Spotlight on LA Public Libraries: Citizenship Workshops

Did you know the Los Angeles Public Library holds citizenship classes and naturalization assistance workshops? If you require assistance in learning about what is required to apply for U.S. citizenship, practicing your knowledge of English or American history for the citizenship test, or putting together the necessary documents, you can attend one of the many FREE multi-lingual workshops hosted by

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Hire LA’s Youth!

A summer job has always been a rite of passage, but a recent survey found that two-thirds of America’s businesses did not hire any youth for the summer of 2012. Mayor Eric Garcetti and the City Council plan to change that with HIRE LA’s Youth, a program that links local businesses to young employees for summer employment. The goal is to put 10,000 L.A. low-income youth aged 14-24 into summer employment

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Neighborhood Analyses by UCLA Students Now Online!

In December, EmpowerLA had the opportunity to sit in on Professor Ong’s Urban Planning class at UCLA as students presented their neighborhood profiles, finished products of the neighborhood analyses they conducted in collaboration with seven Neighborhood Councils. We promised to share these great profiles with you, and we are excited to present them as PDFs here for you to peruse online. Students

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Emergency Preparedness: Plan, Prepare, and Practice

CD3 Coalition Presents A Day of Emergency Preparedness and Public Safety The CD3 Coalition will host a free Emergency Preparedness/Public Safety Fair Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 10:00am to 4:00pm at Westfield Promenade Mall, 6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills 91367. The goal of the fair is to inform and educate the public about the importance of being prepared to help themselves and their

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Free Legal Services at LA Law Library

Free legal services are usually hard to find -- but not in October. Each October lawyers and legal service providers celebrate volunteerism and “pro bono” work (for the public good) by stepping up and reaching out to people who need legal help. This week-long, nationwide effort begins at the LA Law Library on Monday, October 21 with a free consumer debt clinic and ends on Saturday, October 26th,

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Meet Tomorrow’s Iron Chefs and Naval Officers at LA’s Congress of Neighborhoods!

This year’s Congress of Neighborhoods incorporates a new generation of productive citizens dedicated to bettering themselves and their communities. Besides mingling with the current leadership of our great City and discovering priceless information to strengthen our power, this year’s Congress of Neighborhoods will bring our NC Board Members close to a bevy of youthful future leaders! As you arrive

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President Obama says “Be Prepared!”

President Obama declared this “National Preparedness Month, stating “While my Administration is working tirelessly to avert national tragedies, it is every American's responsibility to be prepared.” Neighborhood Councils in the Valley were already in action, preparing for the 6th Annual Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair on Saturday, October 5th, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The first 500 families

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Paging General Robert

The #NUSA13 General Meeting at the Neighborhoods, USA Conference featured a parliamentary procedure showdown that saw the NUSA Bylaws and Robert’s Rules of Order bandied about, demonstrating the need for a strong and impartial Parliamentarian. Parliamentary Procedure is a powerful tool for determining the will of the majority while maintaining respect for the minority. Deliberation of questions

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GM’s Roundtable features LA’s City Librarian

LA’s City Librarian, John Szabo, was featured at EmpowerLA’s Leadership Academy as part of the General Manager’s Roundtable, offering Neighborhood Council boardmembers and stakeholders an opportunity to talk about LA’s Public Library. LA’s Central Library, with its 72 branches and a budget of $107 million, serves the largest population of any library in the United States. Szabo is in his

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