THE NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCILS OF LOS ANGELES:
15 YEARS OF EMPOWERING ANGELENOS
This exhibit has been created in celebration of the hard work the Neighborhood Council board members
have done over the last 15 years.
Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council
Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council's Refugee Welcoming Commitee inspired a City Council resolution to support the creation of similar committees on all Neighborhood Councils. ERNC's Miry Whitehill-Ben Atar was recognized by the City Council for her role founding this innovative program to help refugees adjust to life in the United States.
Elysian Valley Riverside Neighborhood Council
Elysian Valley Riverside's Health Fair featured free health resources, healthy food demos, entertainment, free childcare, and presentations. Locals were able to meet with over 60 local health agencies at the event, who offered screenings and consultations with doctors on issues like dental, flu shots, osteoporosis, cholesterol, and diabetes. The event even offered a zumbathon, led by certified zumba instructors. (Photos via EVRNC Facebook.)
Harbor Gateway North Neighborhood Council
Harbor Gateway North hosted a biennial Health Fair featuring booths from health vendors and City service providers, as well as entertainment (Photos by Rosalie Preston).
Park Mesa Heights Community Council
Park Mesa Heights Community Council (2012 EmpowerLA Award winner) annually hosts a Unity Fest that connects thousands of stakeholders with healthcare providers, City services, and stakeholders rights organizations.
Westlake South Neighborhood Council
2015 ELA Award winners Westlake South Neighborhood Council host multiple events to connect stakeholders to services, including the Neighbor-To-Neighbor event at MacArthur Park, the Immigration Legal Fair, which connects stakeholders to organizations that protect immigration rights, and the WSNC Health Fair, which helped more than 300 people cover basic health needs. (Photo via WSNC Facebook.)
Lincoln Heights Neighborhood Council
Lincoln Heights Neighborhood Council launched an annual Healthy Living Fair featuring booths for service providers and City departments.
Echo Park Neighborhood Council
Echo Park Neighborhood Council won a 2016 EmpowerLA Award for their Tenants' Rights Workshop at Elysian Heights Elementary. The event provided information to parents of students regarding their rights as renters. (Photo by Darcy Harris.)
Woodland Hills Warner Center, Lake Balboa, Reseda, Sherman Oaks and Tarzana Neighborhood Councils
The ONEgeneration Senior Symposium is an annual event featuring free health screenings and vendors whose products and services are beneficial to the lives of older adults. Lunch is provided, and shuttles transport attendees from the ONEgeneration campus to the event. Several Valley area Neighborhood Councils sponsor the event, including Woodland Hills Warner Center, Lake Balboa, Reseda, Sherman Oaks and Tarzana. (Photo via Woodland Hills Warner Center Facebook.)
Canoga Park Neighborhood Council
Canoga Park Neighborhood Council partnered with VSP to provide free mobile eye exams to stakeholders in need. (Photo via CPNC Facebook.)
Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council
Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council joined forces with the Housing and Community Investment Department to increase stakeholder awareness of HCIDLA programs like Housing Services that assist those in need with affordable housing and economic development opportunities. (Photo via BHNC Facebook.)
Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council
Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council held an Immigration Rights Workshop to protect and educate stakeholders in their community.
Neighborhood Councils identify critical needs for services or knowledge in their communities and hold workshops and fairs connecting Angelenos to vital health, legal, and immigration services. They will often work together to magnify their effect in the community as the Valley Neighborhood Councils have for their senior citizens.
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 the “EmpowerLA” movement. With a network of 97 Neighborhood Councils, Los Angeles promotes public participation in government and works to improve government responsiveness to local concerns. Visit EmpowerLA.org to learn more about how the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment supports Neighborhood Councils and Angelenos citywide.