For many of us, the new year creates an opportunity to make plans and goals to accomplish in the next twelve months. For those looking to get more involved in their neighborhood, January is a fresh start to give your time, talent or treasure to the myriad of local groups that are always looking for new, enthusiastic people interested in joining their organizations.
Here is a short list of local groups that can help you accomplish your goal of getting involved and giving back to your neighborhood in 2018:Continue reading →
The Rotary Club of Westchester is about to embark on its most ambitious Makeover Project yet when it helps transform Venice’s Safe Places for Youth (S.P.Y.) during President’s Day Weekend.Continue reading →
January is often a time for people to make goals and a list of things they’d like to accomplish in the next 12 months. If one of your resolutions this year is to give back and get involved in your local community but you’re not sure where to get started, Covenant Presbyterian Church is hosting its second annual Community Connections event on Sunday, January 29. The goal is to showcase, in an expo type environment, local groups, organizations and nonprofits that can “help you or help others.” Continue reading →
The community of Westchester has long been a hidden gem, with only its locals knowing about the treasures that lie within. Driving down Emerson Avenue, most people might only notice schools, homes and churches, but if you look a little harder, you will find a small garden that has brought together a group of dedicated volunteers that are inviting the community to step inside the urban oasis they’ve created. Continue reading →
For Westchester Playa Village (WPV) Executive Director, Carol Kitabayashi, not a day goes by that she’s not thinking about how to improve the lives of local area seniors. Kitabayashi joined the WPV team in 2012 and hasn’t looked back since. Continue reading →
Now in its sixteenth year, the Fourth of July Parade is one of the largest community events and a neighborhood tradition that helps kick off the summer season. The parade, sponsored by the LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce, is currently in the planning stages and organizers are now accepting applications from community groups to participate in this year’s event. Continue reading →