Increasing Youth Representation on Neighborhood Councils

The i-team has launched Civic Youth as a capstone project to their efforts between January and May to engage more youth in neighborhood council elections in partnership with EmpowerLA. Civic Youth is an application based, six session pilot program that will run through the summer of 2016 and provide training to more than 45 enrolled youth ages 16-21 so that they may become effective civic leaders. The curriculum will focus on advancing key skills in organizing, permits, interacting with the City and other core skills and was in high demand, such that it continues to have a waiting list for enrollment.

Partners and Collaborators

The partners on this project include EmpowerLA, Mayor’s Office of Public Engagement, Neighborhood Councils and several schools and civic leaders.

Recently posted about Civic Youth

I Learned by Doing this Summer with Civic Youth

Author:   Michael Meeks, Civic Youth Participant I learned by doing this summer. Unlike a classroom environment, where things are usually learned in a theoretical manner, I put skills to use in a very real and practical way with Civic Youth L.A. But what I learned was...

Civic Youth Leadership Academy Graduates first Class of Students

As I have gone about my work within the Mayor’s Office, I think back to my own upbringing, the challenges my family and I faced, and the opportunities we had that enabled us to find our success. I look back to one of my first homes, a two-bedroom apartment we shared...

Civic Youth LA has Successful First Session

On Saturday morning, June 2, the Innovation Team kicked off Civic Youth.  This summer Youth Leadership Academy pilot program will support 45 students who were admitted into the program after a rigorous application process. In partnership with Empower LA, the i-team...