The Civic University (CU) is a partnership between the Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs at Cal State L.A. and the Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. The Civic University arose from a shared belief among us that there are immense gap in public knowledge and understanding of how Los Angeles city government works, and that as a result, people in many communities feel that they cannot effectively influence their own government.

This Neighborhood Council CU program is a joint project of the Pat Brown Institute at Cal State L.A., the Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, the Board of Neighborhood Commissioners, the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, and of course the City’s nearly 100 Neighborhood Councils.

Funding for this program comes from the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, aka Empower LA