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!   

EmpowerLA at Esperanza Elementary School Career Day

EmpowerLA's Mario Hernandez and Julien Antelin had a great time talking with the students in Ms. Aguirre's 5th grade class for Career Day at Esperanza Elementary School in Westlake. Hopefully they inspired some future LA leaders! Mario and Julien answered questions from the kids, and talked about why they work for the City in the [...]

By | 2018-06-01T13:33:19+00:00 June 1st, 2018|Blog, Education, Youth Engagement|Comments Off on EmpowerLA at Esperanza Elementary School Career Day

Department of Cultural Affairs Offers Art Classes Citywide

Happy 2017! DCA is thrilled to be starting off the New Year with so many meaningful creative experiences and opportunities to share with you. DCA is committed to producing and promoting year-round classes, workshops, exhibitions, and events at our Cultural Centers throughout the city. We invite you to have a look at the classes and [...]

By | 2017-01-26T11:12:35+00:00 January 26th, 2017|Blog, City Departments, Education|Comments Off on Department of Cultural Affairs Offers Art Classes Citywide

Global Forum 2016 adopts Donostia Declaration

From 16 to 19 November 2016, 200 people from all continents of the world gathered in Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain, to attend the sixth Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy. This year’s edition of the world biggest conference on participatory democracy addressed the question whether direct democracy is in retreat or on the rise and how [...]

By | 2016-12-01T13:49:51+00:00 December 1st, 2016|Blog, Education|Comments Off on Global Forum 2016 adopts Donostia Declaration

Election Education on Reddit Ask Me Anything on Monday!

With roughly three weeks to go until Election Day, November 8, we're pleased to share a great opportunity for you to ask any and all questions you may have about voter registration deadlines, mail-in ballots, key election info and more! The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk's office will host a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) [...]

By | 2016-10-14T14:56:36+00:00 October 14th, 2016|Blog, Education|Comments Off on Election Education on Reddit Ask Me Anything on Monday!

Northwest San Pedro NC’s “Pathways to Employment” Event Saturday May 14

The Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council is pleased to announce that the date for “PATHWAYS TO EMPLOYMENT IV” is set for Saturday May 14th. Last Year, the Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council was honored at the L.A. City Council for producing this event, which is designed to assist youth in the Harbor area with skills [...]

By | 2016-04-15T16:01:34+00:00 April 15th, 2016|Blog, Education, Events, NCs Making a Difference|Comments Off on Northwest San Pedro NC’s “Pathways to Employment” Event Saturday May 14

OurCycleLA Connects CD10 Residents with Internet Access, Technology, and Training

Today, 35% of Angelenos are without household internet service. A new program  hopes to alleviate that number over the next 12 months by providing participants with low-cost internet offers available only through this program and free access to the tools and resources they need to succeed. The City of Los Angeles, in partnership with local non-profits, [...]

By | 2015-07-08T16:05:49+00:00 July 8th, 2015|Blog, Education|Comments Off on OurCycleLA Connects CD10 Residents with Internet Access, Technology, and Training

Emergency Preparedness on a Budget

Have you been holding off on putting together your emergency preparedness kit because you’re concerned about the cost? The Emergency Management Department (EMD) reminds you that disaster supply kits do not have to be expensive to be effective. In collaboration with Councilmen Tom LaBonge and Mitchell Englander, the EMD Earthquake Training Bulletin for the month [...]

By | 2017-01-09T12:31:58+00:00 April 8th, 2015|Blog, Education|Comments Off on Emergency Preparedness on a Budget

Midtown NoHo’s #NoButtsLA Campaign Draws Awareness to Cigarette Litter

After several “traditional” neighborhood clean-ups, the Mid-Town North Hollywood Neighborhood Council’s Beautification Committee realized what a significant problem cigarette butts are in our communities. To bring citywide attention to this issue, the Committee created a campaign called #NoButtsLA. #NoButtsLA is a cheeky campaign aimed at bringing attention to the incredible amount of littered cigarette butts [...]

By | 2017-01-09T12:32:02+00:00 February 25th, 2015|Blog, Education, Events, NCs Making a Difference|Comments Off on Midtown NoHo’s #NoButtsLA Campaign Draws Awareness to Cigarette Litter

Mayor’s Message

Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced that Los Angeles has received 7 federal grants worth $36 million resulting from the city's successful bid to win Promise Zone designation for Los Angeles. The funding will provide 10,000 LAUSD students with academic assistance, after school and summer support services, teen pregnancy prevention programming and more access to healthier [...]

By | 2014-10-10T13:42:22+00:00 October 10th, 2014|Blog, City Hall, Education|Comments Off on Mayor’s Message