The City of Los Angeles Department of Neighborhood Empowerment is excited to offer a leadership program designed for youth and young adults aged 14-24. Civic Youth Leadership Academy will prepare you as a civic leader to actively engage in your Neighborhood Council and the Los Angeles community. This program is focused on supporting the voice of youth in Neighborhood Councils and is a great opportunity to meet other civically engaged youth from across the city!

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  • Community Organizing: a focus area for those interested in women’s and immigrant’s rights
  • Sustainability: a focus area for those interested in environmental stewardship
  • Arts: a focus area for those interested in meaningful, creative expression


A Leadership Training program that will prepare youth to be effective leaders in their community and Neighborhood Council.


Youth and young adults aged 14-24 who are active in their Neighborhood Councils and communities.


Summer 2017, 9 am–noon:

June 12, 19, 26, July 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7


Civic Youth will take place in Downtown Los Angeles.

Important Dates

June 01– *Extended Application Deadline

June 09– Decision Notification

You’ll gain critical skills in:

  • Participating in local government
  • Engaging with your Neighborhood Council
  • Effective outreach and community organizing

Civic Youth Flyer