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VALLEY PRIDE – Saturday, June 17th @ 5:00 pm. – 9:00 pm

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VALLEY PRIDE

AN LGBTQ RESOURCE FAIR & CONCERT

Please join us as we recognize National LGBT Pride Month at “Valley Pride,” with a resource fair, call to action and concert featuring DJ Les Ortiz, Sister Mantos, Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles and many others! We will have resources for individuals and families.  Come enjoy a family-friendly Valley Pride celebration at Van Nuys City Hall with us on June 17th.  Find out more and RSVP at my website.

LGBTQ people are our friends, family, neighbors and co-workers, and live in every neighborhood and every community in Los Angeles.  It is important that we celebrate our diversity, here in the San Fernando Valley. Family is the most important thing to me, and at this resource fair we’ll provide contacts and information to families to support their LGBTQ family members, friends, sons and daughters.

We’ll have a diverse set of musicians and entertainers that are kid friendly – so bring the whole family down to enjoy a fun evening outdoors at Van Nuys City Hall.There’ll be something for everyone at our Valley Pride event.

Mayor’s Gun Buyback 2017 – May 13th, 2017

Mayor’s Gun Buyback 2017

The City of Los Angeles’ anonymous Gun Buyback is an initiative led by GRYD in partnership with the LAPD.  Launched in the spring of 2009, the Gun Buyback marks the beginning of the City of Los Angeles summer violence reduction strategy.  The GRYD office aligned its outreach efforts on the Gun Buyback initiative to specifically focus its outreach to areas within the City that have the highest propensity for violence.

How It Works
On Saturday, May 13, 2017, there are two Gun Buyback locations located within the City.  In exchange for surrendering a firearm, an individual receive a gift card.

Participants drive through the collection line, firearms are inspected and classified Participants then completed a survey and received a gift card upon departure.

The amount per firearm is up to $100 for all handguns, rifles, and shotguns surrendered and up to $200 for assault weapons as classified by the State of California.

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.

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

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