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Upcoming Neighborhood Council Candidate Workshops with EmpowerLA, City Clerk & IgniteLA

It's Neighborhood Council Elections season, so we're partnering with the LA City Clerk's elections team and the IgniteLA women's leadership program to offer free candidate workshops during the month of March at locations around the City! Neighborhood Council Elections or Outreach Committee members; current board members running for re-election; or those interested in joining their [...]

By |2019-03-11T16:07:13-07:00February 22nd, 2019|Blog, Election Chairs, IgniteLA for Young Women, Neighborhood Council Elections, Outreach Chairs|Comments Off on Upcoming Neighborhood Council Candidate Workshops with EmpowerLA, City Clerk & IgniteLA

IgniteLA 2.0: Elections Workshops!

The Department of Neighborhood Empowerment is excited to announce the IgniteLA 2.0: Elections Workshop, where women will discover their leadership styles, practice strengths-based planning, and develop their public speaking and campaigning skills just in time for 2019 Neighborhood Council Elections! Through a grassroots network of 99 Neighborhood Councils, EmpowerLA promotes civic engagement and improves government responsiveness [...]

By |2019-07-08T11:09:44-07:00January 18th, 2019|Blog, Elections, IgniteLA for Young Women|Comments Off on IgniteLA 2.0: Elections Workshops!

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 |2019-07-08T11:09:48-07:00November 9th, 2018|Blog, IgniteLA for Young Women, Youth Engagement|Comments Off on Fall 2018 Class of IgniteLA Graduates!

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 |2018-10-26T14:57:07-07:00October 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 |2019-07-08T11:09:52-07:00October 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 |2019-07-08T11:09:53-07:00September 28th, 2018|Blog, IgniteLA for Young Women, Youth Engagement|Comments Off on IgniteLA Fall Cohort Begins!

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 |2018-08-06T09:32:23-07:00August 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

EmpowerLA & IgniteLA Team Attend the 2018 United State of Women Summit

By Semee Park, Director of Neighborhood Council Operations, EmpowerLA Last Saturday, EmpowerLA joined thousands of women from all over Greater Los Angeles to attend the United State of Women Summit. EmpowerLA had a blast networking with other women, collaborating with organizations supporting womens' causes, and encouraging women to get involved in LA's Neighborhood Council system.We [...]

By |2018-05-11T15:05:12-07:00May 11th, 2018|Blog, IgniteLA for Young Women|Comments Off on EmpowerLA & IgniteLA Team Attend the 2018 United State of Women Summit

IgniteLA Class of 2018 – The Future is Female

As our inaugural IgniteLA class gets closer to its final week, our EmpowerLA team gathered to highlight the successes, learning, and bonds developed among the group of 50 Angelenas taking part in our leadership training, designed to empower and inspire young women with the skills to grow into powerful civic leaders.   Coming from West [...]

By |2019-07-08T11:10:58-07:00April 6th, 2018|Blog, City Hall, IgniteLA for Young Women|Comments Off on IgniteLA Class of 2018 – The Future is Female

Ignite Continues This Week With Crash Course in Civics

This past Monday, our Ignite program continued with our 5 concurrent locations offering a “crash course in Civics” style-lesson. Our 50 participants went through a government-style game of Jeopardy, where they had to sort elements of government into the federal, state, county, and municipal levels.  The students then learned more about their Councilmembers and the [...]

By |2019-07-08T11:11:24-07:00February 16th, 2018|Blog, IgniteLA for Young Women|Comments Off on Ignite Continues This Week With Crash Course in Civics
Neighborhood Council Election Results are available now!Click here to learn more!