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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 [...]

July 9, 2021|Categories: 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 [...]

June 30, 2021|Categories: City Hall News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Announces Relief To Small Chambers Of Commerce

LOS ANGELES –– Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced a Chambers of Commerce Relief Fund, which will offer vulnerable chambers that saw declines in their membership and fundraising with grants ranging from $5,000 to $10,000. “The last thing our small businesses need right now is to lose a lifeline that has helped keep them afloat,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “Our Chambers of Commerce have always been the beating heart of our local economy, and as we continue down the road of recovery, these grants will play an indispensable role in lifting up our workforce, revitalizing our small businesses, and ensuring that [...]

June 17, 2021|Categories: City Hall News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Announces Merger Of The Evolve Entertainment Fund And Group Effort Initiative

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced a merger between the Mayor’s Evolve Entertainment Fund (Evolve) and Group Effort Initiative (GEI), an initiative created by Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, to offer more people from under-represented communities employment, training, and mentorship opportunities in the entertainment industry. “Evolve is about more than injecting young people’s voices into our City’s creative output — it makes sure the studios of Hollywood better reflect the melting pot of backgrounds that makes Los Angeles extraordinary,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “This merger between Evolve and the Group Effort Initiative will provide even more individuals from underserved [...]

June 14, 2021|Categories: 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 [...]

May 24, 2021|Categories: City Hall News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Announces Winners Of Low-Rise Housing Challenge

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced the winners of Low-Rise: Housing Ideas for Los Angeles, an international, first-of-its-kind design challenge to produce appealing, accessible visions of new housing options to boost the City’s housing stock in areas zoned for single-family housing and low-rise apartments. “Angelenos want a more livable city with more affordable housing, more opportunity, and more accessible transportation options no matter where they live,” said Mayor Garcetti. “This challenge was designed to inspire creative ideas that might reimagine the future of housing in Los Angeles — and the results brought forward an extraordinary range of solutions [...]

May 24, 2021|Categories: 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 [...]

May 24, 2021|Categories: City Hall News, Program News|

One Year Since LA COVID Order, Mayor’s Fund Response Totals $72 Million Raised, 255,000 Served

See Infographic: https://mayorsfundla.org/covid-19-response-updated/  Direct Financial Assistance Vaccine Equity Meals for Isolated Seniors Shelter for Domestic Violence Survivors Amid Increase in Incidents   LOS ANGELES — It has been exactly one year since Mayor Eric Garcetti's March 15, 2020 order to stem the spread of COVID-19. Since then, thanks to more than 12,500  generous donations, the Mayor's Fund for Los Angeles has raised $72 million to help 255,000 Angelenos through direct financial assistance; equitable vaccine distribution; domestic violence shelter and services; meals for isolated seniors; childcare so essential hospital employees could work their shifts; internet access for vulnerable students; and protective equipment for struggling [...]

March 29, 2021|Categories: MFLA News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Announces New City Vaccination Site At USC

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced the opening of the City’s newest vaccination site at the University of Southern California (USC). Located at the corner of Exposition and Figueroa next to USC’s University Park campus, the site will have the capacity to vaccinate up to 5,000 people a day. “Equity drives every facet of our strategy to end the pandemic, but our efforts will come up short unless we shorten the distance between life-saving vaccines and our hardest-hit Angelenos,” said Mayor Garcetti. “Our City is determined to deliver doses to residents of South L.A. and every community — [...]

March 11, 2021|Categories: City Hall News, Program News|

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