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Arroyo Seco NC sponsors Young Storytellers Program at Latona Elementary

Fifth graders from Latona Elementary School were recently awarded with certificates and a pizza wrap party for participating in a Young Storytellers program which introduced them to the fundamentals of screenwriting and storytelling. Young Storytellers is a program that uses one-on-one mentorship to teach low-income students at public schools in Los Angeles, New York, San [...]

By | 2018-12-14T14:58:35+00:00 December 14th, 2018|Arts & Culture, Blog, NC Success Story, NCs Making a Difference, Youth Engagement|Comments Off on Arroyo Seco NC sponsors Young Storytellers Program at Latona Elementary

Remembering Joe Hoffman of Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council

(written by Joe Hoffman's family and his fellow board members of the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council) Joe Hoffman’s Twitter page description, in its entirety, reads, “Trying to make the world a better place,” and nothing could better encapsulate the man.  Joe took pleasure in the small, beautiful, delicious and amusing things around us, in cooking and gardening with thought and care, making computing simple [...]

By | 2018-12-07T15:19:43+00:00 December 7th, 2018|Blog, NCs Making a Difference|Comments Off on Remembering Joe Hoffman of Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council

Project Care helps Neighborhood Council members + other City officials help the elderly for the holidays

Since 2006, the City of Los Angeles’ Department of Aging (LADOA) in partnership with City employees, the Los Angeles Foundation on Aging, and the Los Angeles Police Department Detective Bureau collaborate to provide low-income older adults a holiday gift bag during the winter holidays.  All other adults enrolled in various senior center programs are eligible [...]

By | 2018-11-19T11:41:30+00:00 November 14th, 2018|Aging, Blog, NCs Making a Difference, Project CARE|Comments Off on Project Care helps Neighborhood Council members + other City officials help the elderly for the holidays

Wendell Blassingame, the DLANC Board Member who truly is an angel in the City of Angels

Downtown LA Neighborhood Council board member Wendell Blassingame was recognized by the Los Angeles City Council for his selfless efforts to help his less fortunate neighbors. He has devoted countless hours; his own resources; and even put his own signature on the line to help others with a hand up, not a hand out. He [...]

By | 2018-10-23T11:39:21+00:00 October 12th, 2018|Blog, Homelessness, Local Heroes, NCs Making a Difference|Comments Off on Wendell Blassingame, the DLANC Board Member who truly is an angel in the City of Angels

DLANC’s Wendell Blassingame Profiled in LA Times for His Homeless Advocacy

Downtown LA Neighborhood Council's Wendell Blassingame was recently profiled in the LA Times for his tireless work helping the homeless on Skid Row. Wendell has made his role as Chair of DLANC's Urban Needs & Resources Committee part of his advocacy efforts, and his committee has organized and implemented projects like DLANC's Skid Row Job [...]

By | 2018-06-29T15:08:39+00:00 June 29th, 2018|Blog, NC Success Story, NCs Making a Difference|Comments Off on DLANC’s Wendell Blassingame Profiled in LA Times for His Homeless Advocacy

New Arrival Supper Club: Meet & Eat with the Newest Angelenos June 28th at Pico House

On Thursday June 28th, come meet new neighbors from across the globe at the New Arrival Festival and Supper Club, happening at the historic Pico House in downtown LA from 5 pm - 8 pm. Eat great food, listen to music, and enjoy panel discussions hosted by people like KCRW’s “Good Food” host Evan Kleiman. [...]

By | 2018-06-15T14:42:00+00:00 June 15th, 2018|Blog, Events, NCs Making a Difference|Comments Off on New Arrival Supper Club: Meet & Eat with the Newest Angelenos June 28th at Pico House

Help Neighborhood Council-based Refugee Welcome Program “Welcome, Neighbor” Win an LA2050 Grant – Vote Now Through June 29th

We're proud to partner with local nonprofit Miry's List on "Welcome, Neighbor:" a program utilizing the Neighborhood Council system to help Angelenos support their newest neighbors, refugee families resettling in LA. Welcome, Neighbor is one of 5 finalists for a $200,000 LA2050 grant, but your vote is needed to bring this money to fund Neighborhood [...]

By | 2018-06-22T15:19:44+00:00 June 15th, 2018|Blog, NCs Making a Difference|Comments Off on Help Neighborhood Council-based Refugee Welcome Program “Welcome, Neighbor” Win an LA2050 Grant – Vote Now Through June 29th

West Adams NC Presents Two Community Resilience Workshops

Resilience is the ability to bend and grow - rather than break - during times of stress and strain. West Adams Neighborhood Council is sponsoring two Community Resilience Workshops on Tuesday, June 19th and Thursday, June 28th. You are welcome to attend one or both events. Each of these 3-hour workshops is designed to educate [...]

By | 2018-06-12T15:53:42+00:00 June 12th, 2018|Blog, NCs Making a Difference|Comments Off on West Adams NC Presents Two Community Resilience Workshops

Neighborhood Council-based Refugee Welcome Program “Welcome, Neighbor” Named LA2050 Grant Finalist

EmpowerLA is proud to partner with nonprofit organization Miry's List on the "Welcome, Neighbor" refugee welcome program. Welcome, Neighbor has just been named a finalist for the LA2050 grant! Click to learn more about Welcome, Neighbor, and to see how you and your Neighborhood Council can get involved.   What is LA2050? LA2050 is a [...]

By | 2018-06-11T14:15:52+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Blog, NC Success Story, NCs Making a Difference|Comments Off on Neighborhood Council-based Refugee Welcome Program “Welcome, Neighbor” Named LA2050 Grant Finalist

NC Success Story – Harbor City NC Utility Box Murals

Harbor City Neighborhood Council got a shoutout from City Councilmember Joe Buscaino for the local utility box mural program that they helped fund with a Neighborhood Purpose Grant. This great image from Councilmember Buscaino's newsletter shows 3rd grader Rose Mary alongside one of the new murals that Harbor City sponsored, which is based on a [...]

By | 2018-05-18T16:39:19+00:00 May 18th, 2018|Blog, NC Success Story, NCs Making a Difference|Comments Off on NC Success Story – Harbor City NC Utility Box Murals