Civic Youth Los Angeles is a partnership between the Mayor’s Office and the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment. Where community building, public speaking, effective communication, understanding of local government and ways to contribute and or join your neighborhood council.
Civic Youth has taught me many things about community engagement and Neighborhood councils. Any teen should and CAN join there neighborhood council! It is a great way to be involved with the Community and let others be proactive in there neighborhood!
Civic Youth LA is free program with the City Of LA and Empower LA to anyone who applies and gets in from all of over Los Angeles, and teaches 2-3 hour workshops on Engaging with your Neighborhood Council ,Effective Presentation and Communication, Community Organizing and Outreach, Local Government 101, Service Action Day and Congress of Neighborhoods: Presentation and Recognition of participants by the Mayor’s Office and EmpowerLA
These workshops helped teach us,
- Public speaking
- Professional communication
- Participating in local government
- Engaging with your Neighborhood Council, including writing Community Impact Statements and organizing Neighborhood clean-ups
- Effective outreach and community organizing.
This Program taught me so much yet also i made so many new friends too, every session started off with a breakfast and icebreaker that really made me comfortable with everyone there and exited to start my journey as a CYLA member.
My favorite course was Community Organizing 101 Service Project because it really made me realize that not only Can youth really can make a difference in different communities, but we already have! There is no time to delay. There is no reason to wait until after college. The city and it’s people need our help and ideas now!
Civic Youth has taught me to be very proactive in my community and take initiative when there is none being taken. It has taught me to be more responsible and be a strong leader. When we were organizing our community projects I realized that I had strength as a group organizer and leadership skills.
Civic Youth helped me find my passion and what i want to do in life which is help people through Arts Activism and and be of service to The City.
Thank you Civic Youth LA, Empower LA and all the amazing mentors i had the opportunity to meet and work with: Kimberly Rodriguez, Julienne Chen, Jasmine Elbarbary, Paola Fernadez, Tanya Pineda, Michael Long and Kevin Taylor and more!
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