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Activating a New Partnership with City Hall: Los Angeles City Council Forum

Thursday, April 25, 2013
The Center for Healthy Communities
1000 North Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Join leaders from Southern California's philanthropic and nonprofit sectors for a conversation with the Los Angeles City Council Members-elect and leading candidates.


The vitality of the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors is imperative to the success of our future leaders. Meet the incoming class of Council Members and ensure City Hall hears our sectors' collective voice on community issues of shared concern.
The forum will include:

  • SCG Member Lunch with Felipe Fuentes and Mike Bonin 
  • Networking Reception for philanthropic and nonprofit professionals
  • Opening remarks by Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr., Dean, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
  • Candidate Forum with candidates from District 1 (Gil Cedillo, Jose Gardea), District 9 (Curren Price, Ana Cubas) and District 13 (Mitch O'Farrell, John Choi)


In 2011, Southern California Grantmakers (SCG) launched its inaugural Public Policy Conference, providing members with opportunities to learn about pressing public policy and legislative trends impacting philanthropy and nonprofits and identify ways to integrate policy and advocacy into their ongoing work. This year's Los Angeles City Council Forum provides a special opportunity for grantmakers to engage in thoughtful dialogue with  public sector leaders.

SCG Member Lunch: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Candidate Forum: 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Candidate Forum and Networking Reception: open to members of the philanthropic and nonprofit communities

Members of the nonprofit community: Register online through the Center for Nonprofit Management.

Lead Partners:

California Community Foundation and Center for Nonprofit Management

The forum is held in partnership with: the Advancement Project; Alliance for a Better Community; API Equality-L.A.; Arts for L.A.; Asian Pacific American Legal Center; California Association of Nonprofits; CForward; California Participation Project; Community Partners; Corporation for Supportive Housing; The Durfee Foundation; East L.A. Community Corporation; The James Irvine Foundation; L.A.'s BEST; L.A. Compact; L.A. River Revitalization Corporation; Liberty Hill Foundation; Little Tokyo Service Center; Muslim Public Affairs Counsel; Peace Over Violence; Public Counsel; Southern California Association of Nonprofit Housing; Strategic Concepts in Organizing and Policy Education (SCOPE); Thai Community Development Center; The California Endowment; UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs/Center for Civil Society; Valley Nonprofit Resources; and Weingart Foundation.