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

Los Feliz Holds 2nd Successful Hygiene Product Drive for Homeless Youth

Los Feliz Neighborhood Council recently completed their second successful drive for feminine hygiene products to help students in their area who are experiencing homelessness. Los Feliz reports that this drive was completed at no cost to their Council, so an organized action like this one can be a great, no-budget way to engage members of [...]

By | 2018-04-27T16:32:36+00:00 April 27th, 2018|Blog, Homelessness, NCs Making a Difference|Comments Off on Los Feliz Holds 2nd Successful Hygiene Product Drive for Homeless Youth

Movie Night Partnership between Three Neighborhood Councils

Written and submitted by  Brenda Rees from Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council. Teamwork among neighborhood councils was the key for a successful event at Ramona Hall in Highland Park on Friday, April 20. More than 225 people gathered together for free refreshments, arts and crafts making and a free screening of the popular movie COCO. Folks came [...]

By | 2018-04-27T15:03:56+00:00 April 27th, 2018|Blog, NCs Making a Difference|Comments Off on Movie Night Partnership between Three Neighborhood Councils

Panorama City Cleanup Event Recap

On March 24th, the Panorama City Neighborhood Council and Panorama City Neighborhood Council Youth Committee teamed up with Council District 6 and the Daisy Girl Scouts Troop 2516 for a community cleanup around the Panorama City Branch - Los Angeles Public Library. Trash and bulky items were picked up along Van Nuys and Roscoe Boulevards, and on Chase Street and Wakefield Avenue. Participants also [...]

By | 2018-04-06T10:48:02+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|Blog, Clean Streets, Events, NCs Making a Difference|Comments Off on Panorama City Cleanup Event Recap

VANC Celebrates 15 Years with Annual “Best of” Awards

The Valley Alliance of Neighborhood Councils (VANC) celebrated their 15-year anniversary last night with their annual "Best of" Awards, which honors the great work of the 34 Neighborhood Councils in the Valley.  With a video welcome from LA Mayor Eric Garcetti, who was in New York at his college reunion, and City and State elected [...]

By | 2018-03-09T16:56:18+00:00 March 9th, 2018|Blog, Local Heroes, NCs Making a Difference|Comments Off on VANC Celebrates 15 Years with Annual “Best of” Awards