Resilient Youth: Civic Youth Visits Emergency Management Dept

(story & photos by John Darnell, EmpowerLA) On Monday, July 30th, as part of Mayor Garcetti’s Resilient Los Angeles Initiative, the Emergency Management Department hosted the participants in EmpowerLA’s Civic Youth program to take a tour of the City of Los Angeles’ Emergency Operations Center.  They learned what the city is doing to plan for major [...]

By | 2018-08-03T16:55:49+00:00 August 3rd, 2018|Blog, Civic Youth, Youth Engagement|Comments Off on Resilient Youth: Civic Youth Visits Emergency Management Dept

Apply Now for IgniteLA’s Autumn 2018 Political Leadership Program for Young Women

Young women between the ages of 14-24 who are interested in government and public service are invited to apply to attend our IgniteLA civic leadership training program. Attendance is free for all those accepted into the program, which runs from late September to early November. Classes will be held Monday evenings from 5-7:30 PM; class [...]

By | 2018-08-06T09:32:23+00:00 August 3rd, 2018|Blog, IgniteLA for Young Women, Youth Engagement|Comments Off on Apply Now for IgniteLA’s Autumn 2018 Political Leadership Program for Young Women

Civic Youth Continues with Outreach Workshop

(story by Jasmine Elbarbary, EmpowerLA's Civic Youth program leader)   Our Civic Youth Leadership Academy continued this past Monday with a focus on Outreach, specifically in the context of the upcoming 2019 Neighborhood Council Elections. Special thanks to Department staff Tom Soong, Obiamaka Ude, Octaviano Rios and Ann-Marie Holman. Tom opened the workshop with a brief history [...]

By | 2018-07-27T13:38:47+00:00 July 27th, 2018|Blog, Civic Youth, Youth Engagement|Comments Off on Civic Youth Continues with Outreach Workshop

Civic Youth Continues with Open Data Training

This past Monday, our Civic Youth Program continued with its third session, a workshop on open data. The students learned to use GeoHub and the City's Open Data Portals to map their neighborhoods using different data sets, including demographic data. Storymaps included the Clean Streets Index and a look at Homelessness in LA. Some students expressed [...]

By | 2018-07-19T14:48:54+00:00 July 19th, 2018|Blog, Civic Youth, Open Data, Youth Engagement|Comments Off on Civic Youth Continues with Open Data Training

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!   

Join the Los Feliz NC Back to School Drive for homeless LAUSD students (Wed 7/17)

Over 17,000 students within the LAUSD are experiencing homelessness. Join the Los Feliz Neighborhood Council's school supplies drive to help equip homeless students at Thomas Starr King Middle School and John Marshall High School, and get inspired to start your own local drive to assist students in your neighborhood!  The Los Feliz Neighborhood Council and [...]

By | 2018-07-13T12:52:09+00:00 July 13th, 2018|Blog, Homelessness, Youth Engagement|Comments Off on Join the Los Feliz NC Back to School Drive for homeless LAUSD students (Wed 7/17)

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

Free Lunch for Kids All Summer Long at 100 LA Parks & Recreation Centers

Get FREE summer lunch for kids ages 1-18 June 11-August 10, 2018 at 100 different parks across LA, thanks to the Department of Recreation & Parks! To learn more, visit https://LAParks.org/FoodProgram, call 311 and tell the operator you're calling to ask about the LA Parks Food Program, or text the words "Summer Meals" to 97779, [...]

By | 2018-06-15T10:45:17+00:00 June 15th, 2018|Blog, City Departments, Youth Engagement|Comments Off on Free Lunch for Kids All Summer Long at 100 LA Parks & Recreation Centers

EmpowerLA at Esperanza Elementary School Career Day

EmpowerLA's Mario Hernandez and Julien Antelin had a great time talking with the students in Ms. Aguirre's 5th grade class for Career Day at Esperanza Elementary School in Westlake. Hopefully they inspired some future LA leaders! Mario and Julien answered questions from the kids, and talked about why they work for the City in the [...]

By | 2018-06-01T13:33:19+00:00 June 1st, 2018|Blog, Education, Youth Engagement|Comments Off on EmpowerLA at Esperanza Elementary School Career Day

Civic Youth Leadership Academy – Sign up TODAY!

It's that time of year again! Civic Youth Leadership Academy is a program designed to educate, engage, and empower young people to take active roles in your communities and speak up on issues that matter to you.    Designed for youth and young adults aged 14-24, the program runs for 6 sessions at Downtown LA's City Hall on [...]

By | 2018-05-25T12:49:38+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Blog, Civic Youth, Youth Engagement|Comments Off on Civic Youth Leadership Academy – Sign up TODAY!