Civic Youth LA 2017-05-15T18:30:10+00:00
Preparing youth
for a lifetime of civic engagement.

The City of Los Angeles Department of Neighborhood Empowerment is excited to offer a leadership program designed for youth and young adults aged 14-24. Civic Youth Leadership Academy will prepare you as a civic leader to actively engage in your Neighborhood Council and the Los Angeles community. This program is focused on supporting the voice of youth in Neighborhood Councils and is a great opportunity to meet other civically engaged youth from across the city!

Please email with any questions.


Community Organizing: a focus area for those interested in women’s and immigrant’s rights

Sustainability: a focus area for those interested in environmental stewardship

Arts: a focus area for those interested in meaningful, creative expression

A Leadership Training program that will prepare youth
to be effective leaders in their community and
Neighborhood Council.

Youth and young adults aged 14-24 who are active
in their Neighborhood Councils and communities.

Summer 2017, 9 am–noon:
June 12, 19, 26
July 10, 17, 24, 31
August 7

Civic Youth will take place in Downtown Los Angeles.

Important Dates

June 01– *Extended Application Deadline

June 09– Decision Notification

You’ll gain critical skills in:

  • Participating in local government
  • Engaging with your Neighborhood Council
  • Effective outreach and community organizing