On Sunday, June 18, 2023, CicLAvia South LA transformed Vermont Ave. from a public street into a car-free public park for one day where friends and neighbors could walk, run, dance, stroll, bike, skate down the street from Exposition Blvd to Century Blvd. This event featured the 3rd annual Juneteenth Celebration and Resource Fair brought to you by Los Angeles County Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell.
Voices NC had a booth at the Slauson/Vermont Hub and welcomed neighbors and friends offering hand sanitizers, bike lights, resource information, snacks and drinks.
Let's hope we can have more events in our neighborhood that bring together the community in a fun and positive way!
Voices NC kicks off the summer season with a Block Party being held at Vermont Square Park on Saturday, 5/20/23 from 1-4pm - free admission, bounce houses, dance party, pupusas & pizza and more! Hope you can join us - bring the whole family!Read More
Come and meet the candidates running for Voices Neighborhood Council at this Special Board Meeting / CANDIDATE FORUM.Saturday, April 8, 2023
Join Voices NC and 57th District Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer for coffee & conversation in-person on Saturday, April 1, 2023 from 10am - 11:30am at Vermont Square Branch Library (1201 W. 48th St. LA, CA 90037). We will meet in the meeting room on the lower level. Refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP by calling 213-744-2111 or email [email protected].
For more information: https://a57.asmdc.org/
Hope to see you all there!
Free Grant program to correct lead-based paint hazards. To find out more please see attached flyer and contact [email protected] or call 213-808-8935.
ELIGIBILITY:Single family homes and apartment buildings built before 1978. Prioritizing properties that have a pregnant woman living in the property or a child from newborn to age 5 living in the property or frequently visiting. Properties MUST have qualified low income renters/owners (if owner occupied). Property MUST NOT be sold for three (3) years after the remediation
Unfortunately the Google doc that was created to receive submissions for the Electrical Box Program in November 2022 was last therefore we lost some contact infromation on some of the artist who submitted renderings. If either of the below renderings were submitted by you could you kindly email [email protected] ASAP so we can be in touch with next steps as your artwork was selected to be featured. Thank you in advance.Read More
Join us for a Community Clean Up Day at Julian Dixon Park on Saturday, February 4, 2023 from 9:00am - 12noon.
We plan to meet at Julian Dixon Park, (4800 S Hoover St, Los Angeles, CA 90037) around 9:00am and clean the streets along Hoover St. from Vernon Ave. down to 54th St. (and the surrounding neighborhood streets).
Rain or shine!
Our proposed schedule below:9:00am - 9:30am - Meet and greet with some light refreshments (coffee/donuts/water) provided by 7Eleven.
Want to Run for a Voices Neighborhood Council Board Seat? Attend an upcoming info. session on Zoom - hosted by EmpowerLA / Department of Neighborhood Empowerment.
Learn how to apply + free/low-cost tips for a successful campaign in this workshop.
Saturday, January 21 @ 10:00am via Zoom
* RSVP to get Zoom details to join online or by phone. Go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/candidate-info-session-run-for-office-on-your-la-neighborhood-council-tickets-483349861447?aff=ebdsoporgprofile
Count to help the thousands of men, women, and families that are sleeping without a permanent home across Los Angeles County every night.
The data collected is an essential component in understanding the scope and nature of homelessness in Los Angeles County and helps LAHSA and its partners deliver services where they are needed most.
Homelessness is a humanitarian crisis that takes the support of our entire community to end."Click Here" to learn more.Read More
Join CicLAvia in reimagining Los Angeles one walk, roll, dance, run, smile at a time as we transform public streets into car-free public parks for the day.
Sunday, December 4, 2022
9:00am - 3:00pm
Check out the map for the route. There will be lots of vendors and community partners sharing valuable information. We hope to see you out there. Check out the Voices NC booth at the Vermont/Expo Hub.
The Voices Neighborhood Council of South Central Los Angeles, is seeking Artists to help give color to the local utility boxes. Voices will be accepting applications of individual artists or groups of artists through November 18, with a deadline of 5 p.m., applicants are invited to submit up to three conceptual renderings for consideration. The Neighborhood Council is awarding a $750 stipend to six artists or groups to showcase their work with the community. Artists will be selected by the Beautification, Outreach and Programming (BOP) Committee based on established criteria such as appropriateness of scale, form and content, as well as artistic excellence in the theme of community. Stipend does not include cost of supplies. Deadline to apply is November 18, 2022.
Our second annual Summer Saturdays Extravagnza comes to a close this coming Saturday with Movie Night at the Park. We will be featuring Disney's "Soul".
Saturday, September 24, 2022 from 6:00pm - 9:00pm at Vermont Square Park (1248 W. 47th St).
Please see flyer for the details. We will have yard games, snacks provided by 7Eleven, pizza, create an art journal, face painting and more. Fun for the entire family! We will also have a raffle with prizes donated by The Giving Hand. All freebies while supplies last.
Be sure to bring a blanket and chairs. Movie starts promptly at 7:00pm.
Kindly wear your mask...social distancing will be requested.
Our second annual Summer Saturdays Extravagnza is back! We will kick off this event with a Resource Fair held on Saturday, August 27, 2022 from 10am - 12noon at Vermont Square Park.
Please see flyer for the details - many community partners will be out offering information, services and provide freebies to the community. All freebies while supplies last. We will also have a raffle with prizes donated by The Giving Hand.
Kindly wear your mask...social distancing will be requested.
Looking for a Tap Card?
Student K-12 Tap Cards are available. Low Income Fare is available through Metro's LIFE program. College and University students can access Tap Cards through this link. For all fare information, and program details please visit https://www.metro.net/riding/fares/ .
Start of Construction Virtual Community Meeting
Join Metro at our upcoming virtual community meeting to receive the latest updates on the start of construction for the Rail to Rail (Active Transportation Corridor) Project. Come hear from our Rail-to-Rail Project Team as they provide a project overview and information on upcoming construction.
Bring the entire family out for food and fun at National Night Out on Tuesday, 8/2/22 from 5-8pm at 77th St. Community Police Station.Read More
LAPD 77th Street Community Police Station is hosting "Single Purpose Meetings" to address specific concerns within our community via Zoom.Read More
The Leimert Park Jazz Festival seeks newly created, original, two-dimensional artwork on canvas that visually depicts the vibrancy of jazz music, jazz culture, and the Leimert Park community. Artwork should be innovative, engaging, and visually expressive of the Leimert Park community and its jazz legacy. Electronically produced artwork will be disqualified. The winning artwork will become the commemorative poster for the 2022 Festival. See flyer for details.
To access the submission form, go to tinyurl.com/LPJFArt2022.
We are having our first Community Clean Up Day on Saturday, March 19th at Augustus Hawkins High School on 60th Ave. between Vermont Ave. and Hoover St. (see attached flyer). There will be refreshments and lunch served to participates.
Below is our schedule. We also can offer service hours to students. Our partners include CD9, 7Eleven, CRCD, 77th Street Community Police Station.
9:00am - 9:30am - Meet and greet with some light refreshments (coffee/donuts/water) provided by 7Eleven
9:30am - 11:30am - Clean up the streets around the school on 60th/Menlo, Hoover/Vermont.
11:30am - 12:00pm - Meet back at the high school for lunch (catering by Served2Enjoy for 75 participants)12:00pm - Say goodbye :)
The annual Homeless Count is an essential component in getting vital information that helps us provide an accurate picture of the state of homelessness in Los Angeles and deliver services where they are most needed. It also increases general homelessness awareness with the public and increases engagement with leaders, residents, and stakeholders.
In light of the COVID-19 Omicron variant surge in Los Angeles County, LAHSA is postponing the 2022 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count to February 22-24, 2022 to protect the health and safety of volunteers, staff, & people experiencing homelessness.
The Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT), in partnership with the City Plants, KYCC, Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative (LANI), and MIG, Inc. will be hosting a remote public workshop 'South LA Neighborhood Network Design Lab and Tree Adoption*' on Saturday, January 22nd, 2022 as part of LADOT's Planning for Stress Free Connections. The purpose of the Design Lab is to identify potential street design solutions to reduce cut-through traffic and make bicycle and walking more comfortable and stress-free on these neighborhood streets in South LA that are designated on the Neighborhood Enhanced Network in the City's Mobility Plan 2035.
Workshop participants that are LA city residents will also be eligible to receive a free fruit or shade tree*
When: Saturday, January 22nd, 2022
Time: 11am - 1 pm
Where: Vermont Square Park
1248 W. 47th Street
Councilmember Curren D. Price, Jr. invites you to Santa's New 9th Workshop this Friday, 12/17 fro 3-6pm at Vermont Square Park. Holiday family fun activities will include photo booth, special treats, letters to Santa, toys and raffles, train rides, free food, DJ and more!Read More
Basic Income Guaranteed: LA Economic Assistance Pilot Program open October 29 - November 7th. Apply at bigleap.lacity.org. See flyer for details.Read More
Join Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services on Sunday, November 14th from 8am - 11am at Expo Park. Guest speakers and celebrities will share stories and support alongside community-building activities and our beloved memorial quilts and memory trees. Integration of these and other activities on social media and other digital formats will engage people worldwide to come together in support of survivors and suicide prevention.
Register here for free. And help spread the word!
The Voices Neighborhood Council of South Central Los Angeles, is seeking Artist to help give color to the local utility boxes. Voices will be accepting applications of individual artists or groups of artists through October 15, with a deadline of 5 p.m., applicants are invited to submit up to three conceptual renderings for consideration. The Neighborhood Council is awarding a $750 stipend to six artists or groups to showcase their work with the community. Artists will be selected by the Beautification, Outreach and Programming (BOP) Committee based on established criteria such as appropriateness of scale, form and content, as well as artistic excellence in the theme of community. Stipend does not include cost of supplies. Deadline to apply is October 15, 2021.
Passionate about your community? Love to engage in discussions about the future of Los Angeles? Interested in meeting other young people dedicated to public service?
Join the Mayor’s Youth Council!
Please see calendar of events for the details - each Saturday starting this week, 8/7, with Movie night at 6pm! We will be showing Disney's Onward.
Bring the entire family out. All freebies while supplies last. Kindly wear your mask...social distancing will be requested.
From the Office of Councilmember Curren Price, the Local Assistance Center (LAC) will be transitioning from Trinity Park to the "27th Street Incident Community Resource Center" located at the 28th Street YMCA starting on Monday July 19. Please share with those affected by South LA Fireworks Explosion on June 30 and seeking resources.Read More
Meet the candidates running for Voices Neighborhood Council at this Special Board Meeting / CANDIDATE FORUM.Saturday, May 1, 2021
Update: ECNANDC Virtual Town Hall Flyer with confirmed elected officials are Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson and
Councilman Gil Cedillo and County Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell.
Saturday, April 24, 2021 @ 10:00 a.m.
Possible Topics: Homelessness, COVID-19 Updates, Job Creation & Workforce Development
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81259992152
Webinar ID: 812 5999 2152Read More
The Vermont Square Branch Library and UCLA’s Community Medicine at Los Angeles group presents a community conversation and you’re invited!
The virtual discussion takes place on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 5:00PM and will cover COVID-19, vaccine information and how the pandemic has
impacted minority communities across Los Angeles. This conversation will help to inform the community about the latest updates about COVID-19 and help
debunk the myths associated with getting vaccinated.
To join the conversation, go to: https://ucla.zoom.us/j/97852392808#success
Drive-Thru Food Drive this Saturday, March 13th from 8am - 12noon at Expo Park, Parking Lot 6 (MLK Blvd. and Figueroa St.)Read More
Coalition for Responsible Community Development's (CRCD) is offering youth ages 14-24 a paid internship, paying $15 per hour for 120 hours. If interested please contact Michelle Medina at 213-743-6193 ext. 216 or [email protected]. Hurry before all the spots are filled.Read More
The Weather-Activated Shelter Program is a short-term weather activated emergency response to provide individuals experiencing homeless a safe and supportive short-term shelter during severe inclement weather. This program operates to protect individuals from the rain and cold weather to avoid conditions such as hypothermia, pneumonia and other conditions caused by cold temperatures.
Please review the flyer for all the details.
The City’s newest vaccination site is opening at USC, located near the corner of Exposition and Figueroa Street.
Starting on Tuesday, March 9th, the new vaccination center will administer vaccinations for drive-up, walk-up, and patients who require additional access services. Appointments are required at this site. The site will comprise all seven levels of the Flower Street parking garage at Expo and Figueroa and will operate daily from 8 am to 4 pm.
You may also book an appointment by visiting VaccinateLACounty.com, L.A. County’s provider site, which lists all providers in the entire county. Individuals who do not have internet access or who have a disability can call 1-833-540-0473 between 8 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. for assistance making an appointment.
How do we keep our water safe and will we have enough water? Please join KYCC and Voices Neighborhood Council for a discussion and input session on all things water related.
Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Zoom link: http://bit.ly/march16zoom
Meeting ID: 853 4105 1912
* Participants will also be entered in an opportunity drawing for a free water testing kit and citrus tree!
The Office of Councilmember Curren Price is bringing mobile COVID-19 vaccination units directly into District 9 neighborhoods for thousands of local seniors 65 and older and healthcare workers.
The mobile COVID-19 clinic in CD 9 will arrive at Vermont Square Park on Tuesday, Feb. 23, where local seniors & healthcare workers will receive the first of two guaranteed doses of the Pfizer vaccine over the course of a four-day event.Please see the flyers below for more details. To schedule an appointment or request a ride (must reside in District 9), please call Councilman Price’s District Office at (323) 846-2651.Read More
Please join 77th LAPD for a virtual Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, 2/24 at 6:00pm. We will have guest speakers such as our Narcotics Unit, Vice Unit, Gang Enforcement Detail, Senior Lead Officers, Citywide Nuisance Abatement and Victim Assistance Program.
Zoom Meeting:Meeting ID: 853 2031 4188
Los Angeles Police Department Southwest Area is hosting a virtual townhall meeting on Wednesday, 2/17 at 3:00pm. You are welcome to attend.
The meeting will give a 2020 Year in Review and discuss goals for 2021.
To join please go to: https://lapd.zoom.us/j/8606276200
Dial 833 548 0276 or 833 548 0282 (US Toll-free) and enter Meeting ID: 860 6276 2002
Join USC and its Southern California Clincal & Translational Science Center for COVID-19 Vaccine Informational Town Hall - Via Zoom
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 @ 4:00 p.m.
Meeting ID: 921 7070 4422
Dial In: (669) 900-6833
Submit your questions @ https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeJM2t6O9wIT16v4D16gh9EYxK469eaABYGsY5n4PX21iXJig/viewform
Want to Run for a Voices Neighborhood Council Board Seat? Attend Any of These Upcoming January Info Sessions: Neighborhood Council Candidate Info Sessions Hosted by EmpowerLA / Department of Neighborhood Empowerment. Learn free/low-cost campaign tips and get help with your candidate application at one of the Candidate Info Sessions.
Saturday, January 16 @ 9:00am
Saturday, January 30 @ 9:00am
* RSVP to get Zoom details to join online or by phone. Go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/empowerla-dept-of-neighborhood-empowerment-11891498859
For more info: https://empowerla.org/elections/
FREE Community COVID-19 Testing on Thursday, 1/28/21 from 9:00am - 3:00pm at South Central LAMP (892 E. 48th St. Los Angeles, CA 90011). This is a walk-up testing site, mouth swab test. You should receive results within 48 hours. No ID or insurance is required.
Pre-register at la.curativeinc.com/walkup/8218.
Help spread the word to your family, friends and neighbors!
Nicole D. Vick and Black Women for Wellness is hosting a "Small Business Saturday Pop-Up Shop" on Saturday, November 28th from 12pm - 5pm at 4340 11th Avenue in Leimert Park. South LA's very own Toss it Up Salad is providing a FREE salad for the first 200 customers who receive a FREE COVID-19 test. Now that's a great deal!!! Check the flyer for all the details!
Free Turkey Giveaway, Free COVID-19 Testing and Free Flu Shots on Wednesday, November 25th at 9:00am - 12:00pm at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church (4269 S. Figueroa St). Arrive early.....First come, first serve.Read More
Flu season is around the corner. That means a rising number of people may need medical care in the months ahead, above and beyond the challenge of COVID-19.
The City of Los Angeles is partnering with USC’s School of Pharmacy to kick off a pilot program to offer free flu vaccinations at various locations across the city. As the initiative develops, this website will be updated with more locations.
Each site will apply the necessary precautions to protect all staff and patients. These include strict masking requirements, additional disinfecting between vaccinations, physical distancing, and other measures to maintain health and safety. USC Pharmacy teams will also be screening to ensure you can safely receive the flu vaccine.
To find out more click HERE.
Up to 100,000 low-income households in Los Angeles will be eligible to receive a one-time $500 check in the mail to help pay bills such as gas, cellular phone, wi-fi, Internet and cable television services thanks to a program created under the leadership of Council President Nury Martinez with the support of Councilman Curren Price.
Funding is limited, Online Applications ONLY.
Accepted between November 2 and November 15, 2020.
We hope you are safe and healthy. We need your help identifying what services are needed in our community.
By completing this survey, you will help us ask the City of Los Angeles to prioritize them for the 2021-2022 fiscal year. Please click the link to complete a short survey (only 10 questions) to help our advocacy efforts: tinyurl.com/voicesnc
Thanks for your feedback!
Esperamos que estés seguro y sano. Necesitamos su ayuda para identificar qué servicios se necesitan en nuestra comunidad.
Al completar esta encuesta, nos ayudará a pedirle a la Ciudad de Los Ángeles que les dé prioridad para el año fiscal 2021-2022. Haga clic en el enlace para completar una breve encuesta: tinyurl.com/voicesncsp
¡Gracias por tus comentarios!
Councilmember Curren Price, in partnership with the GUARDaHEART Foundation, will be offering no cost COVID-19 antibody testing to District 9 neighbors beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 13 through Thursday, Oct. 15 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at his District Office (4301 S. Central Ave.) A positive result suggests an individual may have COVID-19 antibodies and has developed an immune response to the virus.
There is still time to register for the no cost COVID-19 antibody test in South LA:
LUNAFEST is a virtual film festival featuring short films by and about women. Participants will receive a login code to view seven short films between Sunday, October 18, 2020 and Monday, October 19, 2020. All proceeds from this fundraiser will help Boundless Brilliance continue to provide free science supplies and presentations to local elementary schools.
Councilman Curren Price along with Los Angeles Football Club, Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, SEE-LA, SoLa I CAN, South LA Forward, Community Build, Voices Neighborhood Council, We Three Care ♥ Plus and Watts Healthcare are hosting a drive-thru food distribution on Saturday, October 3, 2020 from 9:00am - 11:00am at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church Parking Lot (4269 S. Figueroa St.).
Families will receive a box loaded with FREE protein, fruits and vegetables along with other necessities including masks.
First come, first serve!
Safer at Parks, Alternative Learning Centers in South LA at Expo Park.
The program is free at @EXPOCenterLA and provides breakfast and lunch for the participants, as well as access to high-speed internet. The program runs from 8:00 am - 7:00 pm and includes safe recreational activities once the online learning is completed. The program is for students grades 1 - 8 and will run until the end of December 2020.
Register today as space is limited at www.laparks.com/alternativelearningcenters!
Slow Streets are a new temporary program during the COVID emergency that allow the community access to more open space for recreation activities, while promoting social distancing and protecting us from overcrowding on sidewalks. The Slow Streets program is operated by LADOT with support from the Voices Neighborhood Council.
Slow Streets will start on Saturday, 9/12/20 and streets included are Raymond Ave. between Vernon Ave. and 51st Street and Budlong Ave. between 47th & 48th Streets along both sides of the Vermont Square Branch Library.
UPDATE! At this time, this "Cycle 7" application process has been postponed and will reopen as soon as funding for the program is more certain. In short, this portal to intake requests will NOT be available at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 as previously anticipated.
This is not a decision the Department came to easily, and we understand the timing is difficult. However, we do not want to mislead the public by accepting applications we may not be able to fund construction thereafter.
This postponement does not affect previously approved applications, and we will continue to prioritize outstanding applications as funding becomes available.
LADOT remains committed to ensuring the continued delivery of essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic. For latest updates please visit our website at ladot.lacity.org.
Los Angeles Public Library will be offering FREE Internet at Vermont Square Library (1201 W. 48th St.) via a LADOT Wifi Bus.
Monday, 8/31 from 11:30AM - 1:30PM
Wednesday, 9/2 from 11:30AM - 1:30PM
Friday, 9/4 from 11:30AM - 1:30PM
Look for the “Go Human” sign & LADOT WiFi Bus.
Volunteers will be able to assist with connecting to the “FREE_LACity_WiFi”.
WiFi ONLY available near the bus.
Please note the Library remains closed and Internet Connection ONLY available outside the building.
Zoom Meeting Online or By Telephone
Dial (669) 900-6833 to Join the Meeting
Then Enter This Webinar ID: 934 9040 0986
Reunión Zoom en línea o por teléfono
Marque (669) 900-6833 para participar en la reunión
Luego maque la contraseña 934 9040 0986 del seminario web.
Councilmember Curren Price released a survey seeking input on public safety to help shape the future of policing in Los Angeles. The survey, in collaboration with Council President Nury Martinez and Councilmembers Herb Wesson, Marqueece Harris-Dawson and Bob Blumenfield, is available in English and Spanish through Aug. 21.
Click here to take the survey.
El concejal Curren Price activo una encuesta en busca de aportes sobre seguridad pública para ayudar a dar forma al futuro de la policía en Los Ángeles. La encuesta, en colaboración con la Presidente del Concejo Municipal Nury Martínez, y los miembros del Concejo Herb Wesson, Marqueece Harris-Dawson y Bob Blumenfield, está disponible en inglés y español hasta el 21 de agosto.
Haga clic aquí para participar en la encuesta.Read More
Voices Neighborhood Council's Joint Planning & Land Use and Health & Safety Committee meeting will be held virtually this Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 1:00PM.
We will have representatives from 3 projects in attendance and look to have an engaging conversation. We hope you can join us.
Zoom Meeting Online or By Telephone
Dial (669) 900-6833
Enter This Webinar ID: 972 0752 1852
In an effort to count every resident of District 9, Councilman Curren Price is partnering with the Mayor’s Office of the Census to host a virtual conversation titled "Census 101: Making South LA Count" THIS Thursday, June 25 at 11 a.m. The livestream will be broadcast on LA Cityview channel 35 and Councilman Price’s Facebook page @CurrenDPriceJr.Read More
Voices Neighborhood Council is holding a virtual Town Hall and Special Board Meeting this Saturday, June 13th at 10:00AM to discuss law enforcement reform and accountability.
Join Councilman Curren Price and the LA City Planning Department on Thursday, May 14 at 1 p.m. for a virtual open house, streamed LIVE on Facebook and Channel 35. "Reimagining Expo Square" will provide a bird's eye view of different concepts and allow the public to provide feedback on potential street improvements to the historic Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard.
There are three ways to watch the presentation and be part of the discussion:
In an effort to shed light on recently released data, Councilmember Curren D. Price, Jr. will be hosting an informative livestream titled "What's Race and Ethnicity Got to Do With It?" to take a deep dive into the causes and effects of health inequities in minority communities along with guest speakers from St. John's Well Child & Family Center, Kedren Community Health Center, Keck School of Medicine and LA County Public Health.
Please watch on Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 2:30p.m. on Curren D. Price Jr.'s Facebook page.
Please email your questions in advance to [email protected] or go live on Facebook on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. to comment. If you have any questions call Councilmember Curren Price's District Office at 323-846-2651.
Councilmember Curren D. Price, Jr. will be hosting a livestream on "Renters
Rights and Eviction Protections" during the COVID-19 Crisis on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 10:00am.
This livestream will address frequently asked questions regarding eviction protections related to COVID-19.
To view on the computer, go to LACityView.org/Live or on TV tune into
Submit your questions in advance by emailing to [email protected] or call the Councilmember's office at 323-846-2651.
Last Friday, Voices Neighborhood Council teams up with Curren D. Price, Jr. and
non-profit Community Build, Inc.and others to provide food and essential supplies to hard hit communities in CD9.
Thank you L.A. This Week for the awesome video.
Our local businesses need your help! Many of our great restaurants are functioning under restrictions to keep services available to our neighborhood. THEY NEED YOUR SUPPORT!
Voices Neighborhood Council has assembled a list of restaurants open during the COVID-19 crisis. We will update the list on a regular basis.
Many restaurants may be using the following delivery services: Postmates, GrubHub, Door Dash.
The Angeleno Card is an effort led by Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles to provide direct financial assistance to Angelenos facing extreme economic hardship as a direct result of the COVID-19 crisis.
Applications for the Angeleno Card will be available only online by visiting hcidla.lacity.org. Individual applications can only be completed Tuesday April 14 through Thursday April 16, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Every Monday and Wednesday from 9:00am - 12:00pm, meals are given to youth
18 and younger.
All meals are first come, first seve. Just bring your own bag.
Location: Soledad Enrichment Action
2718 S. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90011
Safe safe and healthy!!!
Early data suggests many who are infected with COVID-19 are not symptomatic, which is why Mayor Garcetti is recommending you use cloth face coverings plus physical distancing for essential activities.
Please do not use surgical and N95 masks, which are reserved for first responders and medical workers.
At this time, testing is limited in Los Angeles. Los Angeles is working to expand
testing as quickly as possible to provide this service to all Angelenos who need it.
To find out if you are eligible for a test, please visit this
And for all up-to-date information on COVID-19, please visit this
website often: https://corona-virus.la/
From Councilman Curren Price's office in CD9 comes this great resource guide about the Coronavirus pandemic, how it affects you and the city of Los Angeles.
Download the English version here.
Download the Spanich version here.
Mayor Garcetti will hold daily updates to share the latest news on coronavirus in Los Angeles every day at 5:15pm PST for the duration of the crisis.
Learn how City services are being adjusted or reorganized to accommodate the shifts in the COVID-19 situation as it unfolds.
Watch live at 5:15 pm PST daily on the Mayor’s Facebook page at https://facebook.com/MayorOfLA, or on cable channel 35
Voices Neighborhood Council's best friend Gigi Casey getting the attention she deserves.
Check out this article: https://blog.treepeople.org/treepeople-news/2020/02/volunteer-of-the-month-gigi-caseys-passion-for-diverse-green-space-in-south-central-shines
Congrats Gigi....we are your biggest fan!
The Voices Neighborhood Council is closely monitoring the developments surrounding COVID-19.
In an effort to reduce the spread of the virus, Federal, State, and City officials have postponed or discouraged large gatherings of people. Therefore, the Voices Neighborhood Council has postponed all of our sponsored events and regularly scheduled meetings through 3/31/2020.
We are working together to find creative ways to address the situation within our neighborhood. Please comment below if you have ideas about how we could organize to help our neighbors.
You can sign up for NotifyLA to get the City’s latest updates on COVID-19 (http://NotifyLA.org)
Let’s take care of ourselves and our most vulnerable neighbors—the elderly and the homeless.
Albert Farias and Jaime Rabb
Chair and Vice Chair of Voices Neighborhood Council
This event has been postponed - will reschedule at a later date.
Join us Saturday, March 21st from 9:00am to 12:00noon for Councilmember
Curren D. Price, Jr.'s March Community Clean Up.
LADOT Speed Hump Application is Around the Corner! ACT FAST, they go quick!
The Speed Hump Program opens up a review cycle every 6 months to take petitions for speed humps. The speed hump application window will open Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 8 a.m. PST For more info and to start the process, click on Step 1 and follow the instructions. Additionally, after you have completed Step 1 and still believe you qualify for Speed Humps, download and complete Step 2 here. Both parts are needed to start the process.
We’re looking to friends to help us count our homeless neighbors.
The 2020 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count will take place in South Los Angeles.
Date: Thursday, January 23, 2020
Address: 1718 W Vernon Ave. (near Western Ave.)
Los Angeles, CA 90062
We need 41 more volunteers!!!
Please help us spread the word and make sure you sign up today at https://www.theycountwillyou.org/vermont_square_count_20200123
77th Street Community Police Station's Town Hall Meeting
Date: Wednesday, 1/15/20
Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: South Los Angeles Sports Activity Center (SLASAC) Center
7020 S. Figueroa St.
Speakers: LAPD Captain Neal and LAPD Captain Odle
Supervisors of the Gang Unit, Vice Unit, Narcotics Unit and Gang Enforcement Detail will be there to help answer any questions you may have.
Please help us spread the word!
7Eleven Grand Opening starting at 10:00am on Friday, 1/3/20 - Free Vendor Samples, Giveaways, Raffles and More! Raffle starts at 4pm and you must be present to win.
Bring the entire family!
Location: 6224 S. Figueroa (northeast corner of Fig & Gage)
January 3rd, come find Uncle Johnny's Burgers at 1801 East 7th. It's almost too long to wait!Read More
This Tuesday, Project: Peacemakers Inc. will kick off their #GivingTuesday and #DV/IPVVictims&Survivors campaign. Project: PeaceMakers Inc. (PPMI) would like to thank you for supporting their continuous efforts to provide services through your donations, which helps make a difference to our community-at-large. Any monetary donation, NO MATTER THE AMOUNT, helps them continue to provide services to domestic violence victims, over 160 families per month.
Please consider donating at https://www.projectpeacemakersinc.org/copy-of-donations.
Time to get your galoshes because the NEW 9th's Annual Winter Wonderland is coming to South Park Recreation Center. The much-anticipated community event, scheduled for Saturday, December 7 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., will be filled with fun for the whole family.
South Park Recreation Center
345 E 51st St.
Los Angeles, CA 90011
The CGA program is an effort from the City of Los Angeles to recruit, train, and deploy volunteers from the community to assist with education and outreach for the 2020 Census.
We are asking CGA to host event to educate your neighbors, family, and friends about the 2020 Census.
Please help us spread the word – there will be free food/refreshments and the first 100 individual CGA (Census Goodwill Ambassadors) will receive a $100 volunteer appreciation gift.
Wednesday, December 4th
A Place Called Home
2901 S. Central Ave.,
Los Angeles, CA 90011
The facility has a free parking lot and street parking is also available.
The World Famous Kobbler King in South LA has been serving up desserts such as kobblers, sweet potato pies, banana pudding, bread pudding, lemon icebox pies and monkey bread since 1994.
Their fruit kobblers, sweet potato pies, pumpkin pies, banana pudding are also sold to various grocery stores, retail outlets and festivals around California. Stores have included Albertsons, Jetro/Restaurant Depot and Smart and Final. They even have chicken, seafood, steak and veggie kobblers.
Go and check out their retail store located at 3622 W. Jefferson Blvd. (near Crenshaw Blvd). They are open Tuesday - Sunday from 11:00am - 6:00pm and closed on Mondays.
For more information: http://thekobblerking.com/
7Eleven Grand Opening starting at 10:00am - Free Vendor Samples, Giveaways, Raffles and More! Bring the entire family!
Location: 1302 E. Slauson Ave. (corner of Slauson & Hooper)
The City of LA has established a temporary Emergency Renters Relief Program to help individuals facing rent increases in response to a new state law that prohibits rent gouging but doesn't go into effect until January 2020.
The citywide program, which provides rent subsidies, will be in effect from now until December 31, 2019. In order to be eligible, individuals must reside in a rental property in Los Angeles, the rental unit must be built prior to January 1, 2005 and the household income needs to be below 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI).
Click through for more details.
As part of continuous efforts to clean up South Los Angeles, Councilman Curren Price launched “Don’t Trash CD 9” - a local challenge targeting high school students for a chance to win $5,000. The competition pits 12 area schools against one another to see which students report the most illegal dumping, bulky-item pickup, and graffiti removal requests using the MyLA311 mobile phone app from Oct. 28-Dec. 9.
Keep streets clean by utilizing the FREE MyLA311 mobile app, dialing 3-1-1 or via email at [email protected]. More info at myla311.lacity.org
On October 24th, LA Promise Fund will take over the LA Convention Center to kick off Hello Future - the largest and brightest STEM experience for young adults of color in the nation. We're inviting young adults from colleges across Los Angeles County to join us in saying Hello to the technologies and ideas (em)powering the future.
What is Hello Future?
Our friends at Project Peacemakers are hosting a fundraiser at Blaze Pizza, Los Angeles-USC location on Thursday, October 17th, from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
Bring the entire family out - you can order take-out or dine-in and present the flyer by paper or a photo from your phone when paying for your food. 20% of sales will go directly to Project Peacemakers, a non-profit domestic violence corporation located right here in our community.
Hope you can help suppot this amazing cause while dining on some delicious pizza!
"What Home Means To Me" Art Exhibit
Homeless VR Tour with the United Way, and Donation Drive
Date: Sunday, October 6
Location: 5413 S Avalon Blvd. Los Angeles, CA
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles, in partnership with Health Net, is hosting a series of forums at our Clubhouses for parents to discuss and find resources for challenges that face them and the community.
Thursday, September 26th
5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
5029 S. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90037
Peace Walk and Resource Fair
Saturday, September 21, 2019
7:30am - start at 77th Community Police Station (7600 S. Broadway)
10:00am - Vermont Square Park (1248 S. 47th Street)
Food, Entertainment, and Resource Booths - FREE for all!
Do you know a high school student passionate about your community? Love to engage in discussions about the future of Los Angeles? Interested in meeting other young people dedicated to public service?
The Mayor's Youth Council is accepting applications now!
Application Deadline has been extended to October 1, 2019.
Please visit https://www.lamayor.org/MYC to complete the application and recommendation form.
4th Annual Latina Conference in the NEW 9th - Mujeres Empowered for Success
Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019
Time: 8:00AM - 2:30PM
EXPO Center - Roy A. Anderson Recreation Center
3980 Bill Robertson Lane
Los Angeles, CA 90037
For more information, or if you're having problems registering online, please call Councilman Curren Price's District Office at (323) 846-2651.
Local Job Fair for the Lucas Museum
Date: Monday, September 16, 2019
Time: 10:00am - 11:30am
Location: USC Galen Center
3400 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90089
Movies in the Park featuring "Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse"
Date: Friday, August 30, 2019 at 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Location: Vermont Square Park
1248 W. 47th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90037
77th St. Community Police Station's annual Carnival being held on September 20, 21 and 22 - Games, Rides, Food and Entertainment.
Presale tickets are sold at the police station on Broadway between Florence & 79th.
Fun times for the entire family!!!
Date: Saturday, August 10th from 10am - 5pm
Location: Vermont Square Park
1201 W. 48th St. Los Angeles, CA 90037
Date - Saturday, August 10, 2019
Time - 10am - 2pm
Location - Outdoor Promenade at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw
Register at tinyurl.com/southlajobfair
Lots of trashed dumped around Vermont Ave and Vernon Ave. Huge thanks to Anthony and the Coalition for Responsible Community Development team for all your dedication and hard work to help keep our streets clean.
Please continue to utilize the MyLA311 platform to report such instances!
A Community meeting to address the recent issues at Vermont Square Park
Date: Wednesday, July 31st at 6:30pm
Location: Bethel A.M.E. Church
7900 S. Western Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90047.
Headshots and Handshakes - Ticket sales open next week!
Are you ready to switch jobs? Are you looking to secure a contract with large enterprises? Join us as HR and business development professionals share best practices and helpful tips on setting yourself apart from the competition.
Date: Saturday, August 24, 2019
Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
University of Southern California - Fertitta Hall
610 Childs Way
Los Angeles, CA 90089
For details and tickets click HERE.
What: National Night Out: a fun block party filled with food, music, entertainment and games
When: Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Where: 7600 Broadway Los Angeles, CA
The 24th Annual Cental Ave. Jazz Festival presented by Councilmember Curren D. Price, Jr. and New 9th
Date: Saturday & Sunday, July 27th and July 28th
Time: 11:00am - 7:00pm
Location: Central Ave. between King Blvd. and Vernon Ave.
There will be 4 stage pavilions and plenty of food and merchant vendors. The event is FREE to attend and all are welcome.
Festival parking is extremely limited and we recommend using Metro or Lyft to travel to the festival.
Get 25% off your rides to and from the central avenue jazz festival.
Enter code LYFTJAZZFEST19 into the 'Promos' section of your app to redeem.
For more information and to check out the lineup of entertainment please visit https://www.centralavejazzfest.com/
FREE Tutoring for Spanish speaking adults that want to learn English - offered by Los Angeles Public Library
Exposition Park Library
3900 S. Western Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90062
English Conversation Class
Mondays, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Mondays, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
English Reading & Conversation (NEWS FOR YOU)
Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Literature Comprehension Class
Saturdays, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Free to join, no appointment needed, must be 19+
For more information:
Friends—bring your family to the Lucas Museum’s Family Art Day in Leimert Park this Saturday, July 13, 10 am – 2 pm.
Create your own fantastic creature masks inspired by works in the collection and hear from film industry artists about their work bringing creatures to life.
Leimert Park Village Plaza
Leimert Blvd. and 43rd Pl
For more info: https://lucasmuseum.org/education/familyartday2019
Community Day sponsored by LAPD with food and fun at Vermont Square Park
When: Saturday, June 29th - 9am - 4pm!
Bring the entire family!
The official results are in for Voices Neighborhood Council 2019 Board election. We welcome you to come meet the new board at our July board meeting - Tuesday, July 9th at 6pm
Vermont Square Library.
Although this ballot measure is on next year’s ballot, we must start laying the groundwork for a victory now. If you’re interested in learning more or sharing your own Prop 13 story, join us as we ignite, inspire, and build towards 2020.
Please join us for SeniorFest, free event for the energetic and ageless (those 55 and older), taking place on Saturday, June 8 from 10am-2pm.Read More
Please come out and vote for your neighborhood council members who will represent our community with our city officials.
The candidate list, with statements, can be found here: https://clerkappsele.lacity.org/nccandidates/?ncid=82
Polls open from 10:00am - 4:00pm
Must be 16 years of age to vote.
Vermont Square Library
1201 W. 48th St. Los Angeles, CA 90037
Beginning May 21, there are 3 new classes for DV/IPV victims that also have substance use disorder issues.
Classes are FREE!
The group classes are scheduled as follows:
What: Music, Games, Food and Fun!!
When: Thursday, July 4th from 11:00am-10:00pm
Where: South Lawn at Exposition Park.
When: Saturday, June 8, 2019
Time: 12noon - 5:00pm
Where: 7600 Broadway Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90003
There will be free food, raffles, vintage LAPD cars, station tours and much more!
Fun for the entire farmily!
Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center is looking to hire 2 Service Coordinators. Applicants must be bilingual in English and Spanish.
Please send your requests to [email protected] no later than Friday, June 7, 2019.
This is your opportunity to engage with the candidates in-person and decide who you want representing you and the community!
When: Saturday, May 25, 2019 from 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Where: Vermont Square Library (1201 W. 48th St).
Voices Neighborhood Council stands in solidarity with our neighbors, friends, brothers and sisters to get involved, be engaged, and let your voice be heard. Our vision of a healthy community, free of these acts of violence and destruction can be a reality.
TONIGHT at 6:00pm, there will be a "Rally in the Park" peace vigil held with LAPD 77th Division. Please come out and show your support.
At the South LA Wetlands location, a smart gardening workshop begins immediately following the home composting workshop. Begins promptly at 9:00am and there is no cost to attend.
The workshops are once a month and the South LA location is at:
Community Clean Up Day in partnership with John Muir Middle School
Date - Saturday, May 25 from 9:30am - 1:00pm.
Location - 5929 S. Vermont Ave. (in front of John Muir Middle School)
We will provide tools, gloves and even LUNCH!! Community service hours will be given. Feel free to contact [email protected] if you have any questions.
Hope you can attend and help us clean up our streets!!
We need your input for the LAPD Basic Car Area Boundary Study! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LAPDsurvey
Deadline is May 13th!!
Saturday May 4, 2019 the City of Los Angeles will officially unveil Obama Boulevard in honor of the 44th President of the United States.
The location selected for the ceremony and festival is where Obama Boulevard will intersect with Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, creating one of the most significant African American points of interest in the country.
12:00pm Music & Street Festival Opens
5:00pm Unveiling Ceremony
5:15pm Final Musical Artist
Thanks for all the help. Thanks to Vermont Square Library's awesome staff, our trusted Officers, all the kids, families, friends and neighbors. Thanks to all our NEW friends, and just met neighbors!
Thanks to the Easter Bunny! Thanks for the face painting, button making, game playing, easter egg hunting, book giving away, COMING TOGETHER!
LET'S DO THIS AGAIN!
Join us, as we envision a Los Angeles where health and justice are rooted in community parks and gardens.
Tuesday, June 4th
9:00am - 2:00pm
EXPO Center - Roy A. Anderson Recreation Center
3980 Bill Robertson Lane
Los Angeles, CA 90037
The Backyard Homes Project: An Affordable Housing Initiative - For more information or learn how to apply, click here:
Use MyLA311 to report trash, bulky item pick-up, illegal dumping and other City service requests for FREE!Read More
Voices Neighborhood Council supports performing artists at Normandie Elementary School.Read More
This planning effort will consider how land use, urban design, and zoning regulations can better promote walkable, vibrant neighborhoods and future employment opportunities around Metro’s future bicycle and pedestrian path on Slauson (Rail to River Active Transportation Corridor).
Wednesday, April 3rd
6:00pm - 8:00pm
West Angeles Community Development Corporation
6028 Crenshaw Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90043
Saturday, April 6th
11:00am - 1:00pm
Augustus F. Hawkins Nature Park
5790 Compton Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90011
People in Los Angeles deserve safe and comfortable transportation choices to get around this great city. That’s why LADOT created a pilot One-Year permit to regulate and manage dockless scooters and bicycles. LADOT will work to ensure safety, comfort, and equity for all who wish to use dockless scooters and bikes.
Check it out here: ladot.io/programs/dockless.
The next Business 101 workshop will delve into the topic of how to grow your business.
This session is scheduled for Thursday, April 11th
Councilman Price’s District Office
4301 S. Central Ave. Los Angeles 90011
Career Fair in South LA
Tuesday, April 2nd from 2:00 - 7:00pm
Curren D. Price Jr.'s District Office
4301 S. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90011
Performances on Thursday, April 4th at 3:45pm and Friday, April 5th at 10:55am or 1:15pm
Location: Normandie Elementary School (4505 S. Raymond Ave.).
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Vermont Square Branch Library
1201 W. 48th. Street
The newly formed outreach committee is responsible for reaching out to the community through our website, social media platforms and other forms of advertising. We are always looking for creative ideas on ways to highlight the collective effort of our VoicesNC.
We meet on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:00pm in the lower level of the Vermont Square Library.
We welcome you all and your ideas!!
Neighborhood Councils are advisory bodies with annual budgets funded by taxpayer dollars. Board members are City officials who are elected by those who live, work, or own property or a business in the community that a Council represents, and they donate their time and service as volunteers.Read More
Are you interested in serving your community by being elected to the Voices Neighborhood Council? Are you motivated to be a change agent within your community?
Elections open February 23 and end on March 26, 2019.
The Voices Neighborhood Council is made up of individuals from our community who
are interested in improving and maintaining the quality of life of the stakeholders of Voices.
Make a choice. Share your VOICE.