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EmpowerLA is a service of the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment. Since its establishment in 1999, the Los Angeles Department of Neighborhood Empowerment has grown into the nation’s largest and most innovative initiative in civic engagement and citizen-based government. Through a network of 90 Neighborhood Councils, the City promotes public participation in government and works to improve government responsiveness to local concerns.
EmpowerLASaturday, October 21st, 2017 at 11:30am
Valley friends: help create safer, greener streets by joining us at #TrippingPoint this Saturday Oct 21st!

Learn how current funding streams like Measure S and Willits settlement funds can be used to bring safer sidewalks and crosswalks, and more street trees and bus shelters, to Valley neighborhoods.

Breakfast and lunch are provided at the day-long event, which includes speakers like City Councilmember Nury Martinez (CD6), and workshops on topics like how to communicate effectively with decision makers or how to get a street tree. #EmpowerLA will be there teaching #NeighborhoodCouncils 101 at 10:15 AM.

Admission, meals, and classes are all *free,* but you must register, at You may also RSVP or request accommodations by calling (747) 225-1531.

Attendance is open to everyone who wants to make a difference in their community. Childcare and interpreter services will be available free of cost.

Breakfast starts at 9 and the event begins at 9:30 AM at Panorama City High School, 8015 Van Nuys Blvd, Van Nuys, CA 91402 (between Roscoe and Saticoy, near Van Nuys Metrolink Station. Plenty of free on-site parking available.)

Presented by Investing in Place, AARP, Nury Martinez, American Heart Association, Kaiser Permanente, Outfront/JCDecaux, Southern California Resource Services for Independent Living, First 5 LA, Transit Center, Koreatown Youth and Community Center, LURN, Los Angeles Walks, and EmpowerLA
EmpowerLA added 2 new photos — in Los Angeles City Hall.Friday, October 13th, 2017 at 9:31am
We’re excited to introduce our new #EmpowerLA lapel pin series!

Each pin highlights a different value central to #NeighborhoodCouncils. The first pin, which was released at the recent Los Angeles Congress of Neighborhoods, features the diversity of the Council system. The second pin focuses on leadership. A few more surprise pins will be released soon, so make sure you collect them all! Pins will be available at our upcoming events, such as the EmpowerLA Awards next March.

Designed by Arin Abedian, the enamel pins are shaped like gears, so they can be pinned close together in an interlocking group. The gears represent the hard work of Neighborhood Council members, and how Councils from across Los Angeles work together to achieve great things.
EmpowerLA added 3 new photos.Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 at 10:58am
EmpowerLA's staff got trained today on a special wheelchair that can be used during emergencies to carry people who are unable to walk all the way downstairs from our office on the 20th floor of Los Angeles City Hall on their own.
EmpowerLA updated their cover photo.Saturday, October 7th, 2017 at 10:02am
Neighborhood Council leaders at the 2017 Los Angeles Congress of Neighborhoods with Chairman of the LA County Board of Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas & Mayor Eric Garcetti. Photo by Dusti Cunningham #NCCongressLA
EmpowerLASaturday, October 7th, 2017 at 6:42am
Check out our new EmpowerLA Podcast series, hosted by Brett Shears, and produced by Arin Abedian! Each 30 minute episode features a special guest whose expertise and history offers unique insights into the achievements of Neighborhood Councils, and the issues they face. New episodes are available monthly.

This month’s guest is Los Angeles Congress of Neighborhoods Planning Committee Chair Cindy Cleghorn.

Listen to Cindy’s episode here:

And visit to hear Episodes 1 & 2, featuring Board of Neighborhood Commissioners President Joy Atkinson, and Leadership Development Project Coordinator and Field Rep Tom Soong.

Podcasts are available on the EmpowerLA blog, iTunes, and Youtube. Closed captioning is available on the Youtube edition of each podcast.