Sunland-Tujunga, Foothill Trails District, Sun Valley, Panorama City, Mission Hills, Sylmar, Arleta, and Pacoima Neighborhood Councils are working together to prepare for regional board elections
Los Angeles CA: On Thursday, April 26th, at 6:00 pm, EmpowerLA’s Leadership Academy will be hosting a hands-on empowerment workshop at Bolton Hall Museum, free and open to the public, designed for individual members of the community as well as Neighborhood Council leaders.
Enci Box will unlock the mysteries of social media and share the secrets that turn Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Constant Contact into tools for “Getting Connected” effectively.
Cindy Marie Jenkins will demonstrate the impact of effective storytelling, the foundation of a strategic communication plan that connects a powerful media campaign with the audience.
Stephen Box will present a strategy for connecting with the media, both national and local, and putting them to work telling neighborhood stories that bring the community together.
Empower Yourself workshops are hands-on opportunities that feature topics such as Public Speaking, Social Media, Powerful Partnerships, Group Dynamics, Successful Advocacy, and Parliamentary Procedure. The tools and strategies presented in these workshop are designed for personal growth.
Empower Your Community workshops present tools and strategies for improving the effectiveness of Neighborhood Councils and include Advocacy Campaigns, Media Strategies, Outreach Tools, Neighborhood Networks, Communications, Wordpress Websites, Newsletter Strategies, and Managing Mailing Lists.
Empower LA workshops are hosted by General Manager (GM) BongHwan “BH” Kim and feature City Hall leaders at the GM's Roundtable. These are great opportunities for Neighborhood Councils to engage stakeholders in face-to-face sessions with the people responsible for running the City and delivering City Services.
Some workshops are very specific to elections, from the election plan to outreach strategies, while others address opportunities to work together in the neighborhood, such as Community Time Banking and Community Gardening.
Through it all, there’s something for everybody, including those who have been with neighborhood councils since the beginning and newcomers who share a desire to participate in their government and make it more responsive to local needs.
Thursday, April 26th
Bolton Hall Museum
10110 Commerce Avenue
Tujunga, CA 91402 (map)
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Empower Yourself - "Getting Heard in City Hall"
Empower Your Community - "Email Campaigns & Newsletters"
Empower LA Contacts:
Thomas Soong Thomas.Soong@LACity.org
Melvin A. Cañas Melvin.Canas@LACity.org
Leadership Academy Contact:
Stephen Box Stephen@ThirdEyeCreative.net
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