IgniteLA Continues with Community

This week, IgniteLA's second workshop was held on Monday 10/1 with its 5 concurrent meetings happening Citywide in the West Valley, East Valley, West LA, DTLA, and SouthLA. The theme of this week's workshop was Community, with a focus on a community visioning exercise, asset mapping, and identifying community needs. The students also discussed areas of [...]

By | 2018-10-05T09:25:12+00:00 October 5th, 2018|Blog, IgniteLA for Young Women, Recap, Youth Engagement|Comments Off on IgniteLA Continues with Community

IgniteLA Fall Cohort Begins!

The Fall Cohort of IgniteLA kicked off this past Monday, 9/24 with 5 concurrent meetings happening Citywide in the West Valley, East Valley, West LA, DTLA, and SouthLA. IgniteLA is a non-partisan program whose mission is to empower every young woman interested in public service with the political and practical skills she needs to be a successful civic leader. [...]

By | 2018-09-28T13:19:37+00:00 September 28th, 2018|Blog, IgniteLA for Young Women, Youth Engagement|Comments Off on IgniteLA Fall Cohort Begins!

Civic Youth Success Story – Neighborhood Tree Planting!

This past Friday, 9/14, one of our Civic Youth Alumni, Philippe Chen ('17) organized and executed a tree planting event in partnership with the Pico Union Neighborhood Council (PUNC), the Koreatown Youth  + Community Center (KYCC), Council District 1, and Loyola High School. 30 student attendees helped to plant 20 trees, with KYCC providing watering instructions [...]

By | 2018-09-21T10:16:57+00:00 September 21st, 2018|Blog, Civic Youth, Success Story, Youth Engagement|Comments Off on Civic Youth Success Story – Neighborhood Tree Planting!

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