Expanding equitable access to high-quality out-of-school time educational opportunities for K-12 youth in Los Angeles.
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 [...]
Providing access to job, educational and recreational opportunities for youths aged 14-24.
New Executive Director to Lead ExpandLA — Initiative Aimed at Increasing Access to Expanded Learning Programming for Youth throughout Los Angeles
ExpandLA will immediately launch dialogue with expanded learning providers, parents and Los Angeles leaders to determine how best to support children and youth as they work back from the significant trauma caused by Covid-19 pandemic.
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 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 [...]
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 [...]
LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced the creation of the Angeleno Connectivity Trust (ACT), an initiative to help deliver internet access to vulnerable young people — including students experiencing homelessness, those in foster care, and youth with disabilities. Working with T-Mobile’s Project 10Million, the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles, and several community-based organizations, ACT will offer 100 GB of free internet connectivity to students who need it the most. The agreement would provide that level of connectivity to 18,000 students for five years, renewable on an annual basis. “The COVID-19 crisis has created extraordinary challenges for our most [...]
Eds: Archived live video can be found at Facebook.com/MayorOfLA High-resolution photos can be found at LAMayor.org/Photos LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today launched L.A. College Promise Works (LACP Works), a new initiative connecting community college students to career coaching, skills training, and paid employment opportunities. This program is the product of a close partnership between the Mayor’s Office, the L.A. Community College District (LACCD), the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles, and the City’s Workforce Development System. “COVID-19 has forced us all to make sacrifices in our jobs, homes, and lives, but our students should never have to sacrifice their [...]
Empowering young Angelenos to pursue higher education while helping them to start the careers of their dreams with the skills and experience to succeed.
Los Angeles, CA – The Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles (MFLA), an independent nonprofit organization that supports civic partnerships between the public, private and philanthropic sectors of Los Angeles, and Jobcase, a social platform for the “future of work,” today announced the launch of the Find Your Future initiative, a new collaborative effort to engage and support young job seekers by increasing access to career info and directly matching young people to local jobs. The platform can be accessed at http://findyourfuture.la. “Find Your Future is a public-private collaboration that puts career and job information directly in the hands of young [...]
The 2014 LA Summer of Learning (SOL) program transformed the City into a campus of learning for our most underserved youth.
Members of the Mayor’s Youth Council get a chance to interact with law enforcement and explore careers in public service.
This innovative, tech-driven pilot provides young people with new ways to access employers and build long-term career paths, breaking the cycle of poverty.
The Mayor’s Young Ambassador Initiative was created to provide young, diverse Angelenos with the transformative experience of traveling abroad and connect them to global opportunities in L.A. and beyond.
LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced a $77.8 million grant to offer free tutoring, college and career counseling, financial aid advice, and other college readiness services to more than 14,000 students in over 60 schools and academies across Los Angeles. The awards — part of the U.S. Department of Education’s Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) — are the largest received by Los Angeles since the initiative was first authorized by Congress in 1998. These investments will support a broad coalition of 30 educational institutions and college access organizations, including the Los Angeles Unified School [...]
LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti encouraged young Angelenos to apply for summer jobs at today’s kick-off of HIRE LA’s Youth, a program to help them build work experience and pursue their dream careers. Under Mayor Garcetti’s leadership, the program has more than tripled in size and is on track to hire at least 20,000 young people by 2020. Last year, the City matched nearly 17,000 young people with summer and year-round jobs. “An open door to a job is life-changing for any young person, especially those who’ve faced economic and social challenges,” said Mayor Garcetti. “HIRE LA’s Youth offers local [...]
‘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 [...]
Mayor Eric Garcetti And First Lady Amy Elaine Wakeland Announce The Inaugural Los Angeles State Of Women & Girls Address And Young Women’s Assembly
LOS ANGELES — Women’s achievements, challenges, and future opportunities will be at the center of a historic conference to be hosted by Mayor Eric Garcetti and First Lady Amy Elaine Wakeland at the University of Southern California (USC). The Inaugural Los Angeles State of Women & Girls Address and Young Women’s Assembly will be held on March 14 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The event will bring together Angelenos — including civic and thought leaders, as well as 700 girls, young women, and trans youth — for in-depth conversations, panels, and presentations on the state of gender equality in Los Angeles. The Inaugural [...]
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.
Launched the City’s first College Promise program, offering two years of free community college to Los Angeles Unified School District graduates, which became a model for all of California.
LOS ANGELES—Mayor Eric Garcetti and a host of local and national partners today launched the L.A. College Promise, making Los Angeles the largest city in America to guarantee high school graduates in the class of 2017 at least one tuition-free year of higher education. The announcement was made on the campus of Los Angeles City College, where Mayor Garcetti was joined Dr. Jill Biden, the Second Lady of the United States; Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom; LACCD Board of Trustees President Scott Svonkin; LAUSD Board President Steve Zimmer; LACCD Chancellor Francisco Rodriguez; and LAUSD Superintendent Michelle King. LAUSD students who began [...]
“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), [...]
LOS ANGELES—Mayor Eric Garcetti today attended the largest youth job fair in Los Angeles history, where he announced a new goal to hire 15,000 young people for year-round employment in 2016. The goal more than triples the number of youth jobs that were coordinated by City Hall when he entered office. The 100,000 Opportunities Initiative aims to find 100,000 jobs for young people by 2018. A prime example of the power of expanded hiring partnerships, today’s job fair will be attended by more than 6,000 young people — who will interview with private sector employers, fill out job applications, build [...]
LOS ANGELES – Local leaders celebrated the launch of a high-performing Los Angeles City and County-wide 2015 summer youth employment program today. Combined, the City and County program will provide nearly 20,000 youth with job skills training, financial literacy skills, and what are often first-time pay checks. Mayor Eric Garcetti and Supervisor Don Knabe, joined by Supervisors Hilda Solis, Sheila Kuehl, Mark Ridley-Thomas, and Councilmember Gil Cedillo, have all been strong advocates of the program, which they kicked off at Grand Park with young Angelenos from throughout the region. This year, the program will focus on high-growth, high-wage sectors, exposing youth [...]
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,” [...]
The City’s youth employment initiative coordinates public and private resources to expand job opportunities for L.A.’s next generation of talent.