Community Building

El Pueblo Historical Monument

El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument is the birthplace of Los Angeles and the Mayor’s Fund is proud to help shine light on this cultural asset.

2022-09-22T14:35:58-07:00September 22, 2022|

Mayor Garcetti Kicks Off ‘Summer Night Lights’ 2022

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today kicked off Summer Night Lights (SNL), a program that keeps parks and recreation centers open late to provide young people and families with safe, fun gathering spaces during the summer months, helping to reduce crime and violence in the peak months of gang-related activity. “Every young Angeleno deserves a place in their community where they feel safe to spend quality time with their friends and loved ones,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “I am excited that this program will resume in person once again — providing our kids with activities, resources and most importantly [...]

2022-10-10T00:39:11-07:00July 13, 2022|MFLA News, Program News|

Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles Announces Summit Of The Americas Host Committee

LOS ANGELES — The Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles announced today the official Host Committee of the Summit of the Americas, which is being held in Downtown LA this week. Comprising a broad array of Los Angeles’ civic leadership, the Host Committee was organized by the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles to welcome the delegations to the Summit and to help underwrite it. The Mayor’s Fund plays a unique role in Los Angeles by connecting the public and private sectors to advance impactful initiatives. In the diplomacy space, in 2015, the Mayor’s Fund helped underwrite the US-China Climate Leaders Summit [...]

2022-10-10T00:40:04-07:00June 7, 2022|MFLA News|

Here’s How the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles Supported the City During COVID

Article posted at Inside Philanthropy by Martha Ramirez, March 14, 2022. Read the article here. It’s been more than two years since COVID-19 upended the world. In that time, we’ve seen numerous examples of people coming together to support each other, with one of the more notable trends being cross-sector collaboration. In Los Angeles, many of these public-private partnerships have been successful. As Inside Philanthropy has written before, philanthropists and private companies have come together to try to close the digital divide, establish an education recovery fund for students in the second-largest school district in the country, and support immigrants. [...]

2022-10-10T07:16:58-07:00March 16, 2022|MFLA News|

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 [...]

2022-10-09T20:54:53-07:00December 16, 2021|City Hall News, Program News|

Mayor’s Fund For LA Helping 5,000 Families Affected By The Pandemic During The Holidays

The Mayor’s Fund’s COVID-19 Efforts Have Now Helped 255,000 Angelenos through $74 Million in Contributions: See New Updated Stats and Program Breakdown at https://mayorsfundla.org/covid-19-response-updated/ LOS ANGELES – This holiday season, the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles is providing $300 in relief to 5,000 families affected by the pandemic through its GIVEN 2.0 initiative. GIVEN stands for Grocery Intervention for Vital Emergency Need, and the funds are being provided to pay for groceries and other essentials. Recipients have already been selected by the city’s network of Family Source Centers. They must reside in the City of Los Angeles, have a low [...]

2022-10-09T20:54:54-07:00December 16, 2021|Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Kicks Off ‘Earn, Learn, Play’

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Garcetti today kicked off ‘Earn, Learn, Play’— a new online platform that connects young people with hundreds of City and County recreational, educational and paid internship programs. “After a very difficult year for our City, we can finally offer our young Angelenos a centralized hub which will give them a plethora of opportunities and options to engage in this summer,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “Our children deserve spaces in which they can learn, grow, and stay engaged. I believe this initiative offers them this and more.” Through the Earn, Learn, Play (ELP) website, students ages 4 [...]

2022-10-09T20:54:56-07:00July 9, 2021|City Hall News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Kicks Off ‘Summer Night Lights’

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today kicked off Summer Night Lights (SNL), a program that keeps parks and recreation centers open late to provide young people and families with safe, fun gathering spaces during the summer months, helping to reduce crime and violence in the peak months of gang-related activity. This year’s program will offer vaccinations on site. “Every Angeleno deserves a place in their community where they feel safe to spend quality time with their friends and loved ones,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “This past year has been difficult on our entire City, but I’m excited to see [...]

2022-10-09T20:54:56-07:00June 30, 2021|City Hall News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Announces New Efforts To Reach Undervaccinated Communities

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced expanded public outreach efforts to encourage underserved and hard-hit communities to get vaccinated as soon as possible. The Mayor kicked off two key components of this education and awareness initiative to address low vaccination rates among communities of color. First, the City has partnered with Studio Number One, a Los Angeles creative studio founded by Shepard Fairey, to unveil phase two of the “Protect and Respect” pandemic art series, with new pieces urging folks to get inoculated. Second, the Mayor’s office launched the English version of its Vacúnate Ya, L.A. / Get [...]

2022-10-09T20:54:57-07:00May 24, 2021|City Hall News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Launches Bilingual Vaccination PSA Campaign For Latino Audiences

Eds. The ¡Vacúnate Ya, Los Ángeles! PSA can be viewed here. Lea este comunicado de prensa en español aquí. LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced a bilingual public service announcement campaign to encourage vaccination among Latino communities in Los Angeles, featuring artists Angélica María, Danny Trejo, Pepe Aguilar, Ángela Aguilar, and Leonardo Aguilar. Titled Vacúnate Ya, Los Ángeles / Get Vaccinated, L.A., this effort is focused on ramping up vaccination rates, reaching residents deeply impacted by COVID-19, and helping Los Angeles move closer to the end of the pandemic. “The goal of this campaign is simple: to get [...]

2022-10-09T20:54:58-07:00May 24, 2021|City Hall News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Announces ‘Given’ Initiative To Help 10,000 Vulnerable Households Get Food, Other Needs During Holiday Season

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti has announced the Grocery Intervention for Vital Emergency Needs (GIVEN) initiative, a partnership between Mayor Garcetti and the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles to provide thousands of low-income Angelenos in need with $300 in cash assistance to help with food and other essentials this holiday season. “Our most vulnerable neighbors can’t wait for the end of the pandemic to get relief, and there is no greater gift we can give our fellow Angelenos right now than the ability to put food on the table and cover basic necessities,” said Mayor Garcetti. “GIVEN is the [...]

2022-10-09T20:55:15-07:00December 18, 2020|City Hall News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Urges Angelenos To Shop Local For The Holidays

To find creative makers and artists making original products in Los Angeles, visit www.LAOriginal.com  LOS ANGELES -- Mayor Eric Garcetti has a simple message to holiday shoppers this year: “Do something big. Support local small businesses online and safely in your neighborhood this holiday season.” Today, to help small businesses and protect people’s livelihoods, Mayor Garcetti, in partnership with L.A. Original, a program of the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles, announced the “Do Something Big, Support Small” initiative, which encourages Angelenos to do their holiday shopping with small, local businesses. “Our small businesses are the beating heart of our economy, and [...]

2022-10-09T20:55:16-07:00December 9, 2020|City Hall News, Program News|

Re-entry Legal Clinic

Involvement in the criminal justice system shouldn’t mean an end to all future opportunities. We helped support a free legal clinic for former offenders to get back on their feet and build better lives.

2019-05-01T11:28:51-07:00May 1, 2019|, |

VolunteerLA

The Mayor’s Office of Volunteerism and Engagement launched in 2016 to support Angelenos who want to make a positive change in this city. VolunteerLA is the platform used to connect Angelenos to volunteer opportunities to promote civic engagement.

2019-05-01T10:34:35-07:00May 1, 2019||

Mayor Garcetti Announces Launch Of ‘Volunteer LA’ Web Platform

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced the launch of VolunteerLA, a web platform and mobile app designed to connect Angelenos with meaningful opportunities to make a difference in our communities. “When Angelenos see a challenge, they want to meet it — by giving their time, talent, and energy to good causes that have real meaning in people’s lives,” said Mayor Garcetti. “VolunteerLA will help accelerate some of the most important work being done in the City right now — from ending homelessness to beautifying public spaces.” The VolunteerLA web platform is a centralized clearinghouse for service opportunities. With one click, [...]

2022-10-09T20:55:43-07:00June 15, 2018|City Hall News, Program News|

Mayor Eric Garcetti Launches LA Original

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti kicked off L.A. Manufacturing Week today with the launch of LA Original, a pilot program to spotlight and support L.A.'s creative economy and local manufacturers. LA Original includes a logo, promotional campaign, and line of products from local makers — and the program's proceeds will support creative entrepreneurs across the city. "The creativity in Los Angeles is unrivaled anywhere else," said Mayor Garcetti. "Our artists and manufacturers feed the spirits and better the lives of people all over the world. LA Original showcases that legacy, brings support to a new generation of entrepreneurs, and raises [...]

2022-10-09T20:55:46-07:00October 2, 2017|City Hall News, Program News|

‘Summer Night Lights’ Kicks Off 10th Year Of Providing Fun, Safe Spaces For Young People And Families

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today kicked off the 10th consecutive year of Summer Night Lights (SNL), a landmark program that keeps parks and recreation centers open late to provide young people and families with safe, fun gathering spaces during the summer months. Hundreds of Angelenos joined the Mayor, Councilmember Curren Price, police and fire officials, and SNL supporters for the evening celebration at Ross Snyder Recreation Center in South L.A. "Every family in Los Angeles deserves safe places to spend time together, have fun with their neighbors, find new opportunities and resources, and create strong relationships with the people [...]

2022-10-09T20:56:02-07:00July 6, 2017|MFLA News, Program News|

Summer Night Lights

Summer Night Lights is a nationally recognized model of effective civic partnerships. By keeping L.A. parks open during summer nights, SNL curtains crime and provides space and programming for families and young people.

2016-10-19T11:02:33-07:00October 19, 2016||

Purposeful Aging LA

The Purposeful Aging Los Angeles (PALA) initiative is a multi-sector partnership created to help the L.A. region prepare for a dramatic demographic shift in the older adult population in the coming years.

2016-10-14T13:51:21-07:00October 14, 2016||

Great Streets

Great Streets envisions L.A. thoroughfares that are accessible and useful to all. MFLA is backing a key partnership initiative to support small businesses along the city’s first 15 Great Streets.

2016-10-14T13:50:19-07:00October 14, 2016||

Promise Zone

The Young Ethnographers summer jobs program gave 50 youth from L.A.’s Promise Zone a chance to survey their communities and build skills.

2016-10-14T13:47:57-07:00October 14, 2016||

Mayor Garcetti Launches Bold New Domestic Violence Awareness And Prevention Campaign

EDS: DOWNLOAD CREATIVE AT http://nodvla.org/city-initiatives/domestic-violence-campaign/ LOS ANGELES — Would a bride standing at the altar vow to accept a groom’s slaps and punches? Could romantic poetry include lines asking a lover to keep abuse secret? Is there any chance you would swipe right on a dating app profile that advertises a desire to physically injure a potential partner? Those are the kind of provocative questions at the heart of “Domestic Violence Has No Place Here,” a bold new public education campaign unveiled today by Mayor Eric Garcetti and intended to generate awareness and honest conversation about a crime that is [...]

2022-10-09T20:56:05-07:00October 6, 2016|City Hall News, Program News|

“Summer Night Lights” Kicks Off 9th Year Of Providing Fun, Safe Spaces For Young People And Families

LOS ANGELES—Summer Night Lights (SNL), a signature Mayor’s Office initiative that keeps dozens of parks open late with special activities for young people and families, kicked off today.   Mayor Eric Garcetti officially launched SNL 2016 with a visit to the Highland Park Recreation Center, where he was joined by special guest U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, as well as LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, LAFD Chief Ralph Terrazas, members of the SNL Youth Squad, program donors, and hundreds of residents from the surrounding community.   SNL, which is run by the Mayor’s Office of Gang Reduction & Youth Development (GRYD), [...]

2022-10-09T20:56:07-07:00July 1, 2016|MFLA News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Proclaims “Giving Tuesday” in the City of Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES—Mayor Eric Garcetti today signed a proclamation declaring December 1, 2015, "Giving Tuesday" in Los Angeles. Giving Tuesday is a global celebration dedicated to supporting those in need. Observed each year on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving -- people around the world — families, nonprofits, businesses, community organizations, and students — unite for a common purpose: to celebrate generosity and give back to their communities. The proclamation states that Giving Tuesday "is a celebration and recognition of nonprofit organizations where people come together, give back, and support a cause they care about." "The holiday season is a time to deepen [...]

2022-10-09T20:56:25-07:00December 1, 2015|City Hall News, Program News|

Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles Launch #HomesForHeroes Campaign

LOS ANGELES – The Mayor's Fund for Los Angeles with Mayor Eric Garcettiand United Way's Home for Good, announced today the #HomesForHeroes campaign, an effort to raise funds to cover the move-in costs of 500 homeless veterans in the City by the end of 2015. "Our veterans have sacrificed it all to keep our home protected and safe. Now it is our turn to do what we can to ensure they have what they need to stay in a home of their own," said Mayor Eric Garcetti. "The #HomesForHeroes campaign allows us to target a very specific area of need, [...]

2022-10-09T20:56:25-07:00November 11, 2015|MFLA News, Program News|

Statements From Mayor Garcetti and VA Secretary McDonald On Veteran Homelessness

LOS ANGELES – Today, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald issued the following statements: "I am thrilled to welcome Secretary McDonald back to Los Angeles today," said Mayor Eric Garcetti. "Thanks to our work with the VA and our partners throughout the county, we have placed more than 1,700 veterans into permanent housing in the last six months. I will continue working tirelessly to tackle the homelessness crisis and reintegrate veterans into our communities. We will not stop until the men and women who have served and protected our country have a place to call [...]

2022-10-09T20:56:26-07:00September 17, 2015|City Hall News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Kicks Off 8th Year of Summer Night Lights

LOS ANGELES—Mayor Eric Garcetti, along with LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and Youth Squad members, announced the start of the eighth year of the Summer Night Lights (SNL) program.Summer Night Lights is an expanded series of evening events in 32 public parks located in areas with high rates of violent crimes. Summer Night Lights keeps L.A.’s youth engaged and off the streets, helping to reduce crime and violence during peak months for gang-related activity. “Summer Night Lights has transformed communities once plagued by gang violence by providing safety and job opportunities to our city's young Angelenos during the critical summer months,” [...]

2022-10-09T20:56:30-07:00June 24, 2015|City Hall News, Program News|
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