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Hands Around City Hall – April 28th – 12 noon – 1:00 pm

Hands Around City Hall

On the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of Los Angeles’ Civil Unrest, Council President Herb Wesson and the Los Angeles City Council invites you to:

“Hands Around City Hall”

A symbolic gesture of cross-cultural support and understanding

Join us as we stand together, hands clasped around City Hall, to reclaim one of our City’s most destructive and divisive dates in our history and mend the wounds with peace, unity, and cross-cultural understanding
Friday, April 28
12-1 pm 200 N. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

For more information, please contact Justin Wesson
at 213-473-7010 or justin.wesson@lacity.org.

Immigration Town Hall

Immigration Town Hall

Join Sycamore Park Foursquare Church and the Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council on Saturday April 29 at 10:30am for a Town Hall to address immigrant rights in the current political climate. Speakers to include elected officials, their representatives and attorney Angela Ramos. Audience Q & A to follow.

Event is free and open to the public. Child care will be provided.
Sycamore Park Foursquare Church
4328 N. Figueroa St, LA CA 90065.

Vision Zero Traffic Safety Improvements

Vision Zero Traffic Safety Improvements

As part of the implementation of the City of Los Angeles’ 2017 Vision Zero Action Plan, Councilmember’s Current Price and Marqueece Harris-Dawson are hosting the Los Angeles Department of Transportation to discuss Vision Zero Traffic Safety Improvements planned for the South Los Angeles and Southeast Los Angeles Community Plan Areas.

Open House Dates & Locations are below, and we have attached a flyer  for more information. RSVP at this link to help us manage any updates And please help spread the word!

Southeast LA
Thursday, April 27, 6 – 9p – Estelle Van Meter Center – 7600 S. Avalon Blvd (updated location address!)
Tuesday, May 02, 6 – 9p – Fire Station 64 – 10811 S. Main St.
South LA
Wednesday, May 24, 6 – 9p – Mark Ridley-Thomas Constituent Service Center 8475 S. Vermont Ave
Thursday, June 01, 6 – 9p – EXPO Center / Roy Anderson Rec Center 3980 Bill Robertson Ln.

Note: All meetings will be in Open House format; drop by anytime between 6 – 9PM

Summer Night Lights 2017

Summer Night Lights 2017

Greetings,
Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office of Gang Reduction and Youth Development (GRYD) is currently accepting applications for Summer Night Lights (SNL) program’s

Site Artists , Zumba/Fitness/Dance Instructors and Culinary Artists.

GRYD’s mission is to strengthen youth/young adult, family and community resilience to the influence of gangs by fostering public/private collaboration and supporting community-based prevention and intervention services. SNL is a key component of the comprehensive GRYD strategy which was piloted during the summer of 2008 as a response to research that point to youth being most likely to commit violent crimes during the summer months in the City of Los Angeles. Now in its 10th consecutive summer, the SNL program is implemented in 32 parks across the city with the goal of reducing gang related violence in and around SNL sites & providing community engagement and employment opportunities for youth as well as adults.

WORK DUTIES

  • Develop and implement a workshop series tailored around the SNL Art program’s mission of presenting unifying themes in black/brown cultures and engagement of community members across the family life cycle.
  • Development of lesson plans for each workshop, including a culminating project or performance, a budget for supplies and an outreach plan.
  • Communicate with GRYD SNL staff via email, cell phone, and written reports (nightly/end of program)
  • Maintain communication with Art Program Coordinator/site staff regarding programming, special events, and areas that require follow up.
  • Maintain working relationships with site team and SNL Partners (i.e.Recreation and Parks, LAPD, Community Intervention Workers).
  • Be committed to working with a diverse population and participants along the family life cycle (children to elders).
  • Maintain detailed accounting records of supplies purchased and follow invoice reimbursement protocols for payment.

Period of Employment: 6/28/17 – 8/5/17 for all candidates
Days: Wednesdays – Saturdays: 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Total Hours per Week: 12

Period of Employment: 8/11/17 – 8/25/17 for all candidates
Days: Fridays and Saturdays: 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Total Hours per Week: 6
(Candidates will be notified of any modifications to employment period and orientation.)

To view job description, please click here

APPLICATION AND SUBMISSION PROCESS

To access the application, please click here; you will be required to submit a cover letter, resume and sample of your art form (for Dance/fitness Instructors, a flyer of where you teach a class is sufficient).

Applications’ due date is May 12th at 5:0 0 pm. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, and early submission is encouraged.

Please share with your networks/contacts. For more information please visit: http://grydfoundation.org/programs/summer-nightlights/snl-hiring

For more information on SNL, please click here

SAFE SIDEWALKS LA

SAFE SIDEWALKS LA

The City of Los Angeles has launched an unprecedented sidewalk repair program, SAFE SIDEWALKS LA, which will invest $1.4 billion over 30 years to make sidewalks accessible to everyone. These repairs will improve neighborhood safety and boost the quality of life.

Safe Sidewalks LA includes:

*Access Request Program:  The program makes repairs requested by/for people with a mobility disability who encounter physical barriers such as broken sidewalks, missing/broken curb ramps or other barriers in the public right of way.

*Rebate Program: A limited-time rebate for eligible property owners willing to pay for their own sidewalk repairs. Owners can receive up to $2,000 for a residential lot or $4,000 for a commercial lot.

*Also, the general public can report a sidewalk in need of repair.

To submit a sidewalk request or for more information on Safe Sidewalks LA, go to:www.sidewalks.lacity.org  or call 311.

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