The Department of Neighborhood Empowerment is excited to announce IgniteLA, a program for young women that builds civic knowledge and leadership skills to bolster civic engagement.
Through a grassroots network of 97 Neighborhood Councils, EmpowerLA promotes civic engagement and improves government responsiveness to local needs.
Each Neighborhood Council consists of volunteer stakeholders who meet on a regular basis to discuss local issues, support neighborhood projects, and serve as a resource for the community.
Angelenas who complete the IgniteLA program will be ready to EmpowerLA by joining their Neighborhood Council Boards and Committees.
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.
Young women between the ages of 14-24 who are interested in government and public service.
The first and second Mondays of each month, twice per month for three months from February 2018 through April 2018 from 5:00pm -7:30pm.
IgniteLA will take place in 4 regional locations: the Valley, West Los Angeles, South Los Angeles/Harbor and Downtown Los Angeles.
- January 15th – Application Deadline
- January 19th– Decision Notification
- February 5th– Session 1
- February 12th– Session 2
- March 5th– Session 3
- March 12th– Session 4
- April 2nd– Session 5
- April 9th– Session 6
By the end of this program, young women will:
- Actively engage in the political process and assert and demonstrate their beliefs in the public arena
- Actively listen to the perspectives of people they agree with and disagree with in order to clarify their own beliefs
- Use civil discourse as a means to understand others’ viewpoints, clarify personal positions, and advocate and lobby for issues they care about
- Be a part of the movement toward gender parity with equal numbers of women in office across all political parties and levels of government
- Join their Neighborhood Council Boards and Committees