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Summer Night Lights 2018- Site Coordinator Employment Opportunities

Mayor Eric Garcetti’s

Office of Gang Reduction and Youth Development

Summer Night Lights 2018



 SNL 2018 Employment Opportunities


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

Site Coordinators work independently and collaboratively with GRYD staff and program partners (LAPD, Recreation and Parks, GRYD providers) to oversee all aspects of SNL program service delivery at one (1) identified site. Specifically, the Site Coordinator is responsible for implementation of programming, management of site coordination team, implementation of an outreach plan and program calendar, while overseeing administrative tasks. The Site Coordinator will work collaboratively with diverse populations which include potential perpetrators and victims of violence, and manage complex situations effectively.

Site Coordinators’ employment is from Jun. 11, 2018 – Aug. 4, 2018 (40 hours/week) from Aug. 10, 2018 – Aug 25, 2018 (20 hours/week).

For more information on the job description, please click here.


Applications will only be accepted via the online employment application. To access the application, please click here, or visit

Applications’ due date is Saturday, March 17th at 5:00 pm. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, and early submission is encouraged.

*** Youth Squad and Lead Squad Applications will be available in Mid-March; please refer to for updates.

Please share with your networks/contacts.








For more information on SNL, please click here

First Annual Van Nuys Softball Game – August 25, 2017

From VNNC Outreach Chair Maria Skelton:

I want to say thank you to Delano Park for allowing me to host the first annual softball game at their location.

Many thanks goes out to the awesome Van Nuys Police Department and all of the sponsors which was the NAACP in San Fernando Valley, The Game, mayor Eric Garcetti, my always faithful and willing to help Assemblymember Adrian Nazarian, Angie, Brian, NCADD in San Fernando Valley, Access your Success Wells Fargo, crab planet, Monique J, Sultry Erotic Goddess, Pride Auto Body and a host of others (sorry if I left anyone out).
But my main thanks goes out to the Van Nuys Community which showed up and showed out in a positive way. There were so many people that came out to support this positive event. Many thanks to the players from the police department and the community.

I’ll try my best to keep putting on positive events so people will be able to see that Van Nuys is a proud, loving, caring and respectful Community.

It really wasn’t about the score who won. Technically, we all won. The police gain new friends in the community and the community gain new friends within the police.
If this game change the negative thoughts that one person might have had about the police. Then, that’s a win in itself.

Thanks again Van Nuys,

I love you.

Maria Skelton

Pictures from the Event:


Valley Residents – FREE WORKSHOP


The Valley is the next location for our hugely popular free workshops on how to fight bad development in your neighborhood!

WHEN: Sunday, July 30, 2017

TIME:   1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

WHERE:  Balboa Sport Center, 17015 Burbank Blvd., Encino, CA 91316
Directions via Google Maps Facility phone (818) 756-9642



Kindly RSVP at:

Light refreshments and cupcakes will be served!

Family Preparedness in Uncertain Times – Saturday, July 29, 2017 10:00 a.m.

Family Preparedness in Uncertain Times

Free immigration seminar! Family Friendly! Taller de immigracion
Quiere desayunar e informarse gratis sobre el proceso migratorio?
Gratis: aproveche a preguntarle a un abogado de immigracion de confienza!

Saturday, July 29, 2017
10:00 a.m.

Free breakfest and parking provided at Mears Auditorium
First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood

1760 N. Gower
Hollywood, CA 90028


National Parks Lifetime Senior Pass Rate Increase Effective 8/27/17

National Parks Lifetime Senior Pass Rate Increase Effective 8/27/17

Greetings Adventurers!

There are over 400 National Parks within the U.S. and visiting them may become more difficult as entry passes become more expensive. As of August 27, 2017, the cost of the National Parks Lifetime Senior Pass (available to seniors 62 and over) will be increased from the current rate of $10.00 to $80.00.

The LIFETIME PASS for seniors allows entry to more than 2,000 sites managed by five federal agencies, including the 400 National Parks in the US. The pass comes in the form of a hang tag.

PLEASE inform all seniors (62 and over) that you may know of this change, so that they can take advantage of the current low price before the increased rate change in August. Seniors can obtain passes through the National Park website, application by mail, or by buying the pass at a National Park location. (If a pass is purchased via website or mail there will be an additional $10.00 processing fee)

The closest National Park locations that issue senior passes in the Los Angeles area are:
LA River District in San Fernando, CA
Main Office in Arcadia, CA
Please call ahead to the local National Park locations to insure that they currently have passes available.
For more details, check the website: http//  or call: (202) 208-6843 or toll free (877) 860-6787.

Online Registration for the 10th Annual Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair Open

Online Registration for the 10th Annual Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair Open

Online registration for the 10th Annual Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair (the largest in Los Angeles) is now open.  Please encourage your stakeholders to register and attend by visiting Registration will also be available at the Fair.

Registrants will receive a personalized email with a Welcome Letter that will include information about the registrant’s Council District and Neighborhood Council, specific to the address provided during the registration process. We invite all NCs to write a short message (150-200 words) to your stakeholders that will be included in the Welcome Letter. This is a valuable opportunity to communicate with your stakeholders, to let them know what you are doing for the community, and to encourage them to get involved. All we need is your message, and we’ll take care of the rest. Please email your message to Bill Hopkins ( right away.

In addition to this Welcome Letter outreach opportunity, you may also host an Outreach booth at the Fair. Space is limited, and it’s First Come, First Served for booth reservations.

For more details, contact Bill Hopkins, Valley Disaster Preparedness Team Chair at We expect over 3,500 people to attend this year’s Fair. Don’t miss this great opportunity to communicate with your stakeholders.

Thank you for helping all our stakeholders get prepared for disasters.

The 10th Annual Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair will take place on Saturday, October 7, 2017. Visit for more information and online registration. A Save The Date flyer can be downloaded here.

2017 LGBT Heritage Month

2017 LGBT Heritage Month

Official Heritage Month Celebrations in Los Angeles date back to 1949, when Mayor Fletcher Bowron issued a proclamation to recognize African American Heritage Month.  Over time, the City has elected to celebrate various heritage months consistent with federally designated monthly observances. Many cities celebrate residents’ cultural heritage during these federally designated monthly observances.

The City of Los Angeles has historically celebrated a handful of culturally-specific communities officially for at least one month each per year, and in one case has done so for over 65 years:

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTHM):  June

The first Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Heritage Month (LGBT HM) Celebration in LA began in 2011.

Download 2017 Program Guide

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