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 |April 8th, 2015|Blog, Education|0 Comments

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 in […]

By |February 25th, 2015|Blog, Education, Events, NCs Making a Difference|Comments Off

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 food […]

By |October 10th, 2014|Blog, City Hall, Education|Comments Off

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 […]

By |April 25th, 2014|Blog, Education, Tech Talk|Comments Off

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 […]

By |March 28th, 2014|Blog, Education|Comments Off

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 […]

By |February 7th, 2014|Blog, City Hall, Education|1 Comment

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 […]

By |January 17th, 2014|Blog, Education|Comments Off

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 […]

By |October 4th, 2013|Blog, Education, Events|Comments Off

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 […]

By |October 4th, 2013|Blog, Education, Events|Comments Off

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 […]

By |September 20th, 2013|Blog, Congress of Neighborhoods, Education|Comments Off