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

Councilmember Blumenfield and EmpowerLA Help Launch SoCal Edition of Agents of Discovery Educational Tech App

EmpowerLA partnered with educational tech app Agents of Discovery to launch SoCal Explorer 2.0 - a mobile game that helps kids learn about Los Angeles history and how the City works while they have fun. Users undertake Missions that help them explore and learn about cultural landmarks or local parks, and earn badges as they [...]

By | 2018-11-14T11:35:48+00:00 November 13th, 2018|Arts & Culture, Blog, Youth Engagement|Comments Off on Councilmember Blumenfield and EmpowerLA Help Launch SoCal Edition of Agents of Discovery Educational Tech App

Fall 2018 Class of IgniteLA Graduates!

This past Monday evening in the Bradley Tower we celebrated the accomplishments of the Fall 2018 Class of IgniteLA. Our EmpowerLA team gathered to highlight the successes, learning, and bonds developed among the group of 65 Angelenas taking part in our leadership training, designed to empower and inspire young women with the skills to grow [...]

By | 2018-11-09T15:41:52+00:00 November 9th, 2018|Blog, IgniteLA for Young Women, Youth Engagement|Comments Off on Fall 2018 Class of IgniteLA Graduates!

Agents of Discovery’s “SoCal Explorer” EdTech App Gets LA-Area Kids Active and Engaged with Nature, Culture and History

With the support of Edison International, 11 partners including the City of LA, LA County, the U.S. Forest Service, Cal State Parks, Western National Parks Association, Santa Rosa Plateau, the City of Carson, Riverside County Parks, Bureau of Land Management, California State Parks, City of Long Beach, and Rancho Palos Verdes have joined forces in [...]

By | 2018-11-14T22:34:02+00:00 November 9th, 2018|Arts & Culture, Blog, Youth Engagement|Comments Off on Agents of Discovery’s “SoCal Explorer” EdTech App Gets LA-Area Kids Active and Engaged with Nature, Culture and History

IgniteLA Wrapping Up

The last two weeks of IgniteLA, our students have been having discussions on intersectionality, the importance of knowing one's audience, and public speaking. We have also provided a candidate toolkit to those interested in running for Board Seats in the 2019 Neighborhood Council Elections. The students also had the opportunity to get an in-depth training [...]

By | 2018-10-26T14:57:07+00:00 October 26th, 2018|Blog, IgniteLA for Young Women, Los Angeles, Youth Engagement|Comments Off on IgniteLA Wrapping Up

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