For the first time, the City of Los Angeles will have a comprehensive language access strategy.
Mayor Garcetti Signs Executive Directive 32 To Improve Access To Information And Services For English Language Learners
High-Resolution photos can be found here. LOS ANGELES - Mayor Eric Garcetti today signed Executive Directive 32, which seeks to improve access to City information and services for English language learners in Los Angeles. “Los Angeles is a place of belonging where everyone can, and should, feel comfortable engaging in our civic process,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “This new directive will help to ensure that all Angelenos have equal access to what our City has to offer — for example, providing non-English speaking immigrant business owners and parents with the ability to apply for grants from the City and enroll [...]
LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced a grant program for qualifying Los Angeles community college students going through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) application process. The grants will cover both initial and renewal application fees, allowing hundreds of young Angelenos brought to this country as children to file petitions to remain here without financial hardship. “The decision to erode the DACA program was heartbreaking, but Los Angeles will always stand up for our Dreamers,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “DACA has given so many hard-working, ambitious young Angelenos an opportunity to pursue higher education and contribute to [...]
LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti joined members of the Koreatown community this evening to highlight the City’s Census Goodwill Ambassadors program, which empowers local residents to educate their neighbors on the importance of the Census, encourage participation in next year’s tally, and ensure a full and accurate count in 2020. “The Census is the largest civic action in our country, and we can all carry a simple, clear, and unmistakable message: in our city, everybody counts,” said Mayor Garcetti. “With our Census Goodwill Ambassadors helping to lead the charge, we can ensure that immigrant households, communities of color, low-income Angelenos, [...]
Mayor Garcetti Marks Citizenship Day By Launching Campaign To Help 350,000 Immigrant Residents With Naturalization Process
LOS ANGELES – Mayor Eric Garcetti today launched a citizenship initiative as part of his “Step Forward LA” campaign, with new tools designed to help members of L.A.’s immigrant population navigate the process of becoming a U.S. citizen. Marking the celebration of national Citizenship Day, and as part of Hispanic Heritage Month, the campaign launch is an initiative of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs. Earlier this year, the office launched Step Forward LA as an effort to reach 100,000 Angelenos eligible for DACA and DAPA programs. With the launch of the citizenship campaign, the initiative will focus on encouraging and [...]
Millions of immigrants live in Los Angeles. MFLA backs programs that help them access services and integrate further into the life of L.A.