Are You Ready? Free Disaster Preparedness Workshop, Wednesday, May 1

Wednesday, May 1 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. In person at Gramercy Apartments Community Room 1856 S. Wilton Place (meeting room entry door on Washington Boulevard), L.A. 90019 In the past 12 months, Southern California has experienced torrential rains, a hurricane with gale-force winds, tornados, mudslides – and there is always the possibility of another major earthquake. Are You Ready? UNNC has partnered with the Community Disaster Preparedness Foundation’s Neighborhood Team Program (NTP) for six in-person (mini-CERT) sessions that will show us how to be ready and prepared by working together as a team. The February session (last month) included an introduction to NTP and also basic personal emergency preparedness. This coming Wednesday, March 6, we expand to discussing how to prepare your block, your neighborhood, and your neighbors for emergencies. Our speaker for the evening will be Richard Pope of the Los Angeles Emergency Management Department. He will give you an overview of the RYLAN program which stands for "Ready Your Los Angeles Neighborhood." This plan is the SECOND LAYER of getting yourselves and your neighbors/neighborhoods disaster-prepared. The first layer is basic personal preparedness. Once you've moved from that level, you and your neighbors need to form a basic neighborhood plan. This is where RYLAN comes in. In unvarnished language, in order to prepare basic neighborhood plan that you and your neighbors can use, it does require that neighbors interact and figure out where your care centers are located, who your neighborhood teams are, and so on. So please come to this session and you will have Q&A with Richard Pope, one of the City’s top plain language “straight shooters” when it comes to the IMPORTANCE of disaster preparedness for us here in Los Angeles. Future sessions will include responding to a disaster, basic medical response, two-way radio usage, and other topics that will help us become as ready as possible in time of need. If you attend at least three of the sessions (see calendar below) you will receive a free hand-crank radio. EVERYONE IS INVITED! We would really appreciate your RSVP (so we can get a head count for refreshments) at Emergency Preparedness Are You Ready? BE PREPARED... Wednesdays 6:30pm-8:30pm Location: Gramercy Place Apts Community Room 1856 South Wilton Place Los Angeles CA 90019 FREE HAND-CRANK RADIO Attend more than half the sessions for a free hand-crank radio! Dates and Topics: Wednesday Feb 7: NTP Introduction & Read more

2024-04-29T21:17:46-07:00April 28th, 2024|

Apply to the African American Leaders for Tomorrow Program, Application Deadline: Tuesday, April 30

Application Deadline: Tuesday, April 30 The African-American Leaders for Tomorrow (AALT) Program seeks to prepare the next generation of community, business, governmental and non-profit organizational leaders in the African-American community. AALT is for 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students who are interested in an on-campus, immersion experience at the California State University at Dominguez Hills (CSUDH). Students will meet with state leaders, learn from professionals, participate in a variety of workshops and enjoy social activities with their peers from across the state. They will also gain the opportunity to enhance their knowledge of civic engagement by participating in mock legislative activities and procedures. The AALT application deadline is Tuesday, April 30. Apply here:

2024-04-26T20:22:41-07:00April 26th, 2024|

Fiesta Broadway, Sunday, April 28

The largest Cinco de Mayo celebration in America! Sunday, April 28 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Broadway, between 1st and 4th Streets, DTLA Fiesta Broadway, the celebration of Los Angeles' vibrant Latino culture, returns after a four-year hiatus for its 31st anniversary this Sunday. Live music, fiesta flavors and mostly free. This year's event features top artists like Alex Lora of EL TRI, who will also serve as Grand Marshal, along with Pablo Montero, Graciela Beltran, and social media sensation, Chaparro Chuacheneguer. Choose from a variety of Latin food options, grab a beer in the beer garden, and explore the many booths and vendors that will line Broadway. Exciting additions include an authentic Mexican Lucha Libre show and the debut of the PlayLA Kids Zone, offering sports and obstacle challenges. This party is FREE. Clear bags required! Be sure to check the website for essential details about the event, including details about prohibited items.

2024-04-26T20:15:18-07:00April 26th, 2024|

3rd Annual University Gardens Health Fair, Saturday, April 27

Saturday, April 27 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 1250 West Jefferson Blvd., L.A. 90007 FREE services include: Dental, Vision, mammograms, physical check-ups & health screenings; urban gardening, nutrition and diabetes information, and more. plus refreshments. Sponsored by CBG, the Brotherhood Crusade and CureLA, with nearly three dozen health, wellness and safety service providers participating. Questions?  

2024-04-26T20:16:40-07:00April 26th, 2024|

Rediscover Center’s Earth Day Sustainable Arts Festival, Sunday, April 21

Sunday, April 21 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. On the Plaza at Gramercy Apartments, 2375 West Washington Blvd. (north side of the street, between Gramercy and Wilton) We are officially welcoming our new neighbor, the Rediscover Center Mid City, celebrating Earth Day, and creating sustainable art at next Sunday's Grand Opening and Earth Day fest featuring performances (courtesy Amazing Grace Conservatory), hands-on art-making experiences and fun all around. The entire community is invited (please do share the invitation flyers below). There will be a ribbon-cutting and also: Refreshments Live Entertainment Raffle prizes Crafts and art activities, using recycled materials UNNC will have a table -- we hope you stop by!

2024-04-14T15:31:41-07:00April 14th, 2024|


The Los Angeles Microgrant Program Application period ends March 29, 5 p.m. The Nextdoor Kind Foundation will award 100 Microgrants for $500 to individuals in Los Angeles County to help community members make a difference and inspire kindness in their neighborhoods. Individual neighbors can apply for funding for projects like community beautification and cleanup projects, painting murals, resource fairs, and more, especially projects that “uplift under-resourced communities.” Ideas for grant applications include: Plant a community garden Hold a resource fair Community emergency preparedness Paint a neighborhood mural Recipients will need to complete a report about the project and allow their story to be used in promotional materials. Funds must be utilized by the end of calendar year 2024. Learn more here: Or, apply directly here:

2024-03-22T21:22:03-07:00March 22nd, 2024|

March Madness: Three Events On Saturday, March 23rd

Spring has sprung, and with it so many local events! Spring Eggstravaganza Saturday, March 23 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. South Seas House Recreation Center, 2301 West 24th Street Everyone is invited to a Spring Egg Hunt for children and their families at the South Seas House this Saturday. There will be performances, arts & crafts, raffles, refreshments, and timed egg hunt (separated into age groups). UNNC hopes to see you there! To more information, to participate and/or to volunteer please scan this QR code: Jefferson Branch Library Book Sale Saturday, March 23 1 to 4:30 p.m. At the library, 2211 West Jefferson Blvd. The Friends of the Jefferson Branch Library is hosting a used book sale with a spotlight on female authors (in honor of Women's History Month) along with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's books, graphic novels, cookbooks, and other lifestyle books. What a great way to add to your bookshelves! Community Recycling Clean Up Event Saturday, March 23 Document Shredding: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. only Waste Disposal Drop-Off: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 3800 Crenshaw Blvd. -- DRIVE-THROUGH BASIS ONLY The line starts at Bronson and Coliseum! Mothers in Action, Council District 10, the Los Angeles Sentinel, the L.A. Sanitation Department, and other sponsors invite you to shred your confidential documents and dispose of certain hazardous waste items (see lists below of things to bring and things NOT to bring) this Saturday.

2024-03-22T21:16:38-07:00March 22nd, 2024|

Washington Irving Branch Library Events

Come visit the Washington Irving Branch Library for some upcoming events! Attend the Art Era Jewelry making program for adults: we will dive into the fundamentals of art and creativity, a chance to explore structure, balance, proportion, harmony, and contrast of jewelry making. Come to an English conversation class, or join the Book Club, open to Adults and Teens. Jewelry Making on Saturday March 2, 12:00 pm Conversational English on Wed March 6, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Thu, Mar 07, 2024 5:30 pm Big Read: Book Discussion: Join us the discuss this years 2024 Big Read selection: Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast. The discussion is open to teens and adults.... After School Study Area and Homework Help almost every day after school All Washington Irving Library events: For ADA accommodations, call (213) 228-7430 at least 72 hours prior to the event. Para ajustes razonables según la ley de ADA, llama al (213) 228-7430 al menos 72 horas antes del evento. Here are some additional creative events at various LA Public Libraries: LA Made is a cultural series featuring free music, dance, theater, and conversations with local entertainers at libraries throughout the City. Season 8: June 1, 2023 - May 31, 2024 Washington Irving Branch Library 4117 W. Washington Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90018 Phone: 323-734-6303 Email: Marcie Jones, Senior Librarian Hours of Service Mon: 10am - 8pm Tues: 12noon - 8pm Weds: 10am - 8pm Thurs: 12noon - 8pm Fri: 9:30am - 5:30pm Sat: 9:30am - 5:30pm Sun: Closed [image from Wikimedia Commons]

2024-05-13T14:55:21-07:00March 2nd, 2024|

Our Urban Forest: Planning for Trees Workshop, February 10

  Our Urban Forest: Planning for Trees Workshop Saturday, February 10 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3901 West Adams Blvd. L.A. 90018 Koreatown Youth and Community Center (KYCC), the South LA Tree Coalition (SLAT), and Council District 10 invite community members to a workshop where you can provide your thoughts on our neighborhood's trees. The workshop is part of an effort by the County and City of Los Angeles, who are partnering to create Urban Forest Management Plans (UFMP). These UFMP plans will outline the vision for how we can protect and maintain trees and identify necessary resources, policies, and programs to grow our urban forest and keep it healthy for future generations. Please consider being part of the process by joining in at this neighborhood workshop. Everyone is invited, bring your friends and family. Share your vision for the future of our urban forest and what your neighborhood needs to grow. Snacks and refreshments will be provided and everyone who comes can enter a drawing to win a prize! Tree Equity is part of the conversation. Trees are an important part of the City’s infrastructure and a key strategy for protecting residents from urban issues of heat and poor air quality, especially in light of the climate crisis. In Los Angeles, the neighborhoods most impacted by these issues often also have the least tree canopy cover. The Urban Forest Management Plans will include strategies for tree canopy equity throughout the City. This strategy will consider and include not only priority areas for tree planting and establishment care investments but also tree preservation and maintenance recommendations to ensure existing trees continue to grow and support the City’s tree canopy. Many Los Angeles neighborhoods with low tree canopy have physical limitations (such as narrow parkways or overhead wires) that impact the types of trees that can be planted in public spaces.

2024-02-01T21:47:50-08:00February 1st, 2024|
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