Nov 252016
Mayor Garcetti During 2016 Turkey Trot

Mayor Garcetti during the annual Turkey Trot to benefit the Midnight Mission. Photo property of Mayor Garcetti

In his Thanksgiving message L.A. Mayor Garcetti urges Angelenos in the aftermath of the divisive presidential election to move on and focus our strength on the community. (Incidentally, living in a State and a City managed by wise leaders is yet another reason to be grateful….)

The Mayor’s suggestions?

  • Take part in the Welcome Home Project. Los Angeles works hard to provide affordable housing that will relieve the current housing AND homelessness crisis.
    Mayor Garcetti reminds us that homeless people are not faceless statistics; they are people very much like us who have fallen on hard times and with some support can become productive, self-sufficient and successful. Welcoming them into the neighborhood with compassion and care baskets. Read more
  • Volunteer to help at Immigrant Resource Fairs and help immigrants learn about available options and resources. Those who qualify may be helped in their quest for citizenship. Those concerned about the welfare of their children should know the city’s position on ensuring safety of all its residents. Los Angeles is – and has always been – a city of immigrants. Help them find a way to assimilate and prosper. Read more
  • Hire wisely! If you own a business that’s looking for new employees consider hiring youth or a veteran. The city has special programs to help you get started. The youth needs experience. The veterans need a way to resume life as civilians.
    Read more about Hire LA’s Youth.
    Read more about Hiring Veterans, 10,000 Strong.
  • Support gender equity at the leadership level! Los Angeles has already made strides and currently has achieved 50 / 50 gender equality on city’s boards and commissions. Let’s make sure the equality continues.
    Women are invited to participate in workshops and mentorship programs hosted by Mayor Garcetti and First Lady Amy Elaine Wakeland, the Young Women’s Assembly in March 2017. Read more
  • Fight climate change with the help of the City! Did you know that as a homeowner you can request up to seven shade tress (and everything else needed to grow them!) from the City, free? More shade trees means less AC and less global warming… Read more about Free Trees

Changing the world or influencing politics of a country is beyond the scope of an individual. Affecting positive change at the local level – right at home! – is doable. And guess what, the “world” starts in our own backyard…. Our example may become contagious.



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Jun 302016

Show L.A. Youth The Way

Hire LA’s Youth is one of the City’s most exciting programs to put young adults to work, ensuring they have “first time” job experience that will set them on the path of lifetime earners. This year we are committed to providing 15,000 jobs for young people ages 14 to 24 who live in the city of Los Angeles.

Become a Partner with the Hire LA’s Youth Initiative

  • SPONSOR employment for one or more youths – a $2,200 pledge to the program sponsors one youth
  • HIRE one or more young people at your workplace
  • GET SUBSIDIZED SUMMER YOUTH EMPLOYEES by offering supervised work at your workplace
  • SPONSOR SUMMER YOUTH EMPLOYEES and GET SUBSIDIZED SUMMER YOUTH EMPLOYEES by offering supervised work at your workplace

This Program Benefits All Angelenos!
Thousands of motivated young job seekers apply each year hoping for a summer job opportunity and Mayor Eric Garcetti and our workforce partners are determined to put 15,000 young people to work this summer with the goals of:

  • Preparing young adults for the 21st Century workforce in the city of Los Angeles
  • Engaging youth in positive activities during summer
  • Partnering with the city’s business community
  • Developing long-term employment opportunities for L.A.’s youth

They are the future, let them know you care! Learn how to get involved in Hire LA’s Youth.

Your life is calling: Learn how to prepare for a job!



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