Workshop: Great Green Space for a Climate-Smart LA

Want to help your neighborhood maximize green space and be more climate resilient? Want to make the best and most equitable use of Measure A and Prop 68 funds for local parks? Join us for a hands-on workshop with Fernando Cazares of the Trust for Public Land on how to make the most of your neighborhood green space—and add [...]

By | 2018-07-27T14:02:01+00:00 July 27th, 2018|Blog, How-To, Los Angeles, Resiliency|Comments Off on Workshop: Great Green Space for a Climate-Smart LA

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!   

23rd Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival to Feature All-Star Lineup and Legendary Greats

FREE annual favorite festival returns July 28-29 and includes performances from Betty Bryant, Pete Escovedo Orchestra, Ernie Andrews, TC Carson, Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Harvey Mason Chameleon Band and more LOS ANGELES—Legendary artists Betty Bryant and the Pete Escovedo Orchestra are among the dozens of performers taking the stage at the 23rd Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival July 28-29. For more than two decades, the FREE music festival [...]

By | 2018-07-05T13:23:17+00:00 July 5th, 2018|Blog, Events, Los Angeles|Comments Off on 23rd Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival to Feature All-Star Lineup and Legendary Greats

Share Your Opinion on the City’s Trees & Help Shape LA’s Urban Forest Management Plan

The City of Los Angeles is in the initial stages of developing an Urban Forest Management Plan (UFMP) funded by a grant from CAL FIRE. The goal of the UFMP is to help guide the planting, care, protection, and sustainability of the City’s urban trees. LA's Urban Tree Canopy cover is only 21% - lower than [...]

By | 2018-07-19T15:26:35+00:00 July 5th, 2018|Blog, Los Angeles, Survey|Comments Off on Share Your Opinion on the City’s Trees & Help Shape LA’s Urban Forest Management Plan

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

Councilmember Huizar Unveils Civic Center Master Plan

Check out this cool video that shows you, with full overhead graphics, what our Downtown L.A. Civic Center can be in the very near future. It's all part of the Civic Center Master Plan that Councilmember Huizar called for in 2015. The plan will save hundreds of millions of dollars by centralizing City employees and [...]

By | 2018-06-27T12:00:42+00:00 June 27th, 2018|Blog, Los Angeles|Comments Off on Councilmember Huizar Unveils Civic Center Master Plan

Measure A Parks Funding Info Meeting – 6/30/18

Valley Measure A meeting to be held in Van Nuys on June 30th. The Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust is hosting these meetings on behalf of the LA County Regional Parks & Open Space District, to inform community residents and local organizations about how they can advocate for -- or apply for funding for -- parks, gardens, [...]

By | 2018-06-27T11:02:02+00:00 June 27th, 2018|Blog, Events, Los Angeles|Comments Off on Measure A Parks Funding Info Meeting – 6/30/18

MAYOR GARCETTI ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF ‘VOLUNTEER LA’ WEB PLATFORM

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced the launch of VolunteerLA, a web platform and mobile app designed to connect Angelenos with meaningful opportunities to make a difference in our communities. “When Angelenos see a challenge, they want to meet it — by giving their time, talent, and energy to good causes that have real meaning [...]

By | 2018-06-15T12:53:29+00:00 June 15th, 2018|Blog, Los Angeles|Comments Off on MAYOR GARCETTI ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF ‘VOLUNTEER LA’ WEB PLATFORM

Resilient Los Angeles

Resilient Los Angeles In 2013, the City of Los Angeles was selected as an inaugural member of the 100 Resilient Cities Network from hundreds of potential cities across the world.  Since then, Angelenos have come together to develop Resilient Los Angeles, a strategy by and for Angelenos that leverages the city’s strengths and advances new partnerships in [...]

By | 2018-06-15T09:47:47+00:00 June 15th, 2018|Blog, Los Angeles|Comments Off on Resilient Los Angeles

Ready for Women: Fellowship Application 2018

Hello! Its that time of year again. Councilwoman Nury Martinez is currently recruiting for her Ready for Women Summer Fellowship program which is focused on developing the next generation of women leaders. This is a paid summer program for college undergraduates and recent college graduates. The Fellowship requires 20 hours per week from Tuesday, July 24 through Friday September 14 and will include weekly seminars [...]

By | 2018-05-11T16:58:49+00:00 May 11th, 2018|Blog, Los Angeles|Comments Off on Ready for Women: Fellowship Application 2018