NCs Making a Difference

Focus Is On South LA’s Neighborhood Councils

The first, of what is promised to be a series of articles focusing on the great work being done by South LA's Neighborhood Councils was published on September 18, 2014 in the Southwest Wave and featured Voices of 90037 and Park Mesa Heights Community Council. Park Mesa Heights Community Council's Unity Fest, held every year in August, introduces attendees to City services and organizations that help

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Celebrate Family and Community in Baldwin Village

Empowerment Congress West is proud to be one of the participants of this event created to introduce the diverse community of Baldwin Village to one another. It promises to be a day of fun, information, and shared experiences. The event will feature entertainment, vendors, food, sports, a children’s village and a seniors’ village, and more! Saturday, October 4 11:00am - 3:00pm 4000 S. La Brea Avenue,

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News from Field Operations 7.25.14

I hope our newsletter finds you well and that you are able to stay cool during this heat wave! I would like to start this short article by thanking our Field Operations team, comprised of our Neighborhood Empowerment Advocates and our support staff for carrying out a total of 83 board orientations! Great job guys!!!! Out of the 95 NCs, we did not get to 12 of you, for various reasons. At the moment,

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Atwater Movie Nights

Atwater Neighborhood Council presents Atwater Movie Night under the stars. Gates open at dusk and the show begins at dark at the Los Feliz Municipal Golf Course, located 3207 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039. Movie schedule: June 27th Airplane! July 25th My Favorite Year August 22nd The Lego Movie Atwater Votes! September 19th Ghostbusters Grease The Goonies For more information click here.

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Spotlight on Mar Vista

NC WATCH-Between writing about election challenges and other downbeat subjects … what a delightful change to tell you about a Neighborhood Council that seems to be doing everything right and having a wonderful time along the way. Mar Vista Community Council (MVCC) has managed to engage its stakeholders … big time, help influence public policy … and best of all work together as a team. In this

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News from Field Operations 7.11.14

I hope our newsletter finds you well enjoying our wonderful Summer weather! Our team of Neighborhood Empowerment Analysts (NEAs) has been busy wrapping up our board orientation sessions in South LA and Harbor Areas. As of now we have trained approximately 1700 board members and stakeholders on the basics of being a Neighborhood Council. We are hoping that having the key principles and basic information

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EmpowerLA Awards – Call for Nominations 2014

Board of Neighborhood Commissioners to honor Neighborhood Councils that best achieve their mission The Board of Neighborhood Commissioners (Commission) is accepting nominations for the Third Annual EmpowerLA awards. The awards are given to Neighborhood Councils that best fulfill their city charter mandate of promoting more citizen participation in government and making government more responsive

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News from Field Operations 6.20.14

I hope our newsletter finds you well and that you spent a pleasant Father’s Day. I want to say thank you to all those who showed up to our Ethics & Open Government and Funding Trainings on Wednesday June 19 at the CD 9 Field Office. Over 60 people came to the training, standing room only. Way to show up South LA! The session was conducted by the City Attorney’s Office, represented by Ms. Carmen

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News from Field Operations 5.30.14

I hope our newsletter finds you well and that you are gearing up for a nice weekend. I want to say thank you to all those who showed up to our Ethics & Open Government and Funding Trainings on Thursday May 29th at the Glassell Park Senior Citizen Center.  We had fantastic representation by Neighborhood Councils from the East and Central Areas as well as other parts of the City.  There were over

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Call for Nominations: EmpowerLA Awards

It’s time to nominate your favorite Neighborhood Council for the EmpowerLA Awards! Each year, the Board of Neighborhood Commissioners celebrates the achievements of Neighborhood Councils by presenting EmpowerLA Awards to those certified Neighborhood Councils that best achieve their mission to engage their local stakeholders with government and make their government more accountable and responsive

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