Everyone is invited to join us for our Special Executive Committee Meeting Tuesday, July 3, 6:30pm at the Van Nuys Library, 6250 Sylmar Ave.
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.
APPLICATION AND SUBMISSION PROCESS
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
http://grydfoundation.org/snl-hiring/ for updates.
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For more information on SNL, please click here
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.
Pictures from the Event: