Creating Community through Time Banking, Connecting neighbors with Council Elections, engaging LA with Powerful Advocacy
Los Angeles CA: On Thursday, May 10th, at 6:00 pm,EmpowerLA’s Leadership Academy will be hosting a hands-on empowerment session at Saturn Elementary School that includes workshops on “Getting Heard in City Hall” and “Getting Good Press.”
Stephen Box will introduce the Citywide Election Plan for the upcoming Neighborhood Council elections, scheduled to take place regionally throughout the City of LA beginning in August.
He will also present the Citywide Outreach Plan for Election Season along with strategies for individual neighborhood councils as they identify candidates and engage stakeholders.
Enci Box will unlock “The Mysteries of Social Media” and will introduce strategies for connecting Neighborhood Council websites and newsletters. Get your Klout on and put Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Constant Contact to work as part of your communications strategy.
EmpowerLA’s Spring Semester consists of workshops throughout the City of LA that are free and open to the public, designed for individual members of the community as well as Neighborhood Council leaders.
Empower Yourself workshops are hands-on opportunities that feature topics such as Public Speaking, Social Media, Powerful Partnerships, Group Dynamics, Successful Advocacy, and Parliamentary Procedure. The tools and strategies presented in these workshop are designed for personal growth.
Empower Your Community workshops present tools and strategies for improving the effectiveness of Neighborhood Councils and include Advocacy Campaigns, Media Strategies, Outreach Tools, Neighborhood Networks, Communications, Wordpress Websites, Newsletter Strategies, and Managing Mailing Lists.
Empower LA workshops are hosted by General Manager (GM) BongHwan “BH” Kim and feature City Hall leaders at the GM's Roundtable. These are great opportunities for Neighborhood Councils to engage stakeholders in face-to-face sessions with the people responsible for running the City and delivering City Services.
Some workshops are very specific to elections, from the election plan to outreach strategies, while others address opportunities to work together in the neighborhood, such as Community Time Banking and Community Gardening.
Through it all, there’s something for everybody, including those who have been with neighborhood councils since the beginning and newcomers who share a desire to participate in their government and make it more responsive to local needs.
Thursday, May 10th
Saturn Elementary School
5360 Saturn Street
Los Angeles, CA 90019
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Empower Yourself - "Horizontal Partnerships - Vertical Growth"
Empower Your Community - "Get Connected"
Leadership Academy Contact:
Stephen Box Stephen@ThirdEyeCreative.net
Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, 200 North Spring Street, Suite 2005 Los Angeles, CA 90012 Tel: (213) 978-1551 - Fax: (213) 978-1751 - firstname.lastname@example.org - www.EmpowerLA.org
Empower Yourself - Empower Your Community - Empower LA