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 research for their policy projects, ranging from topics such as environmental justice, to homelessness and housing, to transit and infrastructure, to public safety and policing practices, and more.

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.  Held by EmpowerLA twice a year, please check out our website at for more information.