IgniteLA Wrapping Up

The last two weeks of IgniteLA, our students have been having discussions on intersectionality, the importance of knowing one's audience, and public speaking. We have also provided a candidate toolkit to those interested in running for Board Seats in the 2019 Neighborhood Council Elections. The students also had the opportunity to get an in-depth training [...]

By | 2018-10-26T14:57:07+00:00 October 26th, 2018|Blog, IgniteLA for Young Women, Los Angeles, Youth Engagement|Comments Off on IgniteLA Wrapping Up

Making L.A. the Age Friendliest City in America

LOS ANGELES - Controller Ron Galperin today released the first comprehensive catalog of services and programs throughout Los Angeles for older adults. The compilation, part of this report on a more strategic approach to providing services for older adults in Los Angeles, includes 242 programs for meals, housing, transportation, caregiving, classes and more throughout 14 [...]

By | 2018-10-05T14:37:41+00:00 October 5th, 2018|Aging, Blog, City Departments, Los Angeles|Comments Off on Making L.A. the Age Friendliest City in America

EmpowerLA and the California School Boards Association host 2018 Education Summit

On Tuesday, October 23, EmpowerLA and the California School Boards Association are hosting this important event that is designed to help Neighborhood Councils come together to learn about and discuss issues and opportunities related to education, youth, and our local schools. Speakers include Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office, California School Boards Association, and Neighborhood Council board members. [...]

By | 2018-10-05T14:26:12+00:00 October 5th, 2018|Blog, Education, Events, Los Angeles|Comments Off on EmpowerLA and the California School Boards Association host 2018 Education Summit

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