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It's 2017! The start of the year is a season of refreshment and reflection with action.  Whether you're a social entrepreneur, non-profit champion, or a civically engaged individual, here are some LA ways to crush those resolutions: 
A new gym + wellness center is opening in Atwater, celebrating body positivity, inclusivity, and safe spaces to get in shape. Or check out some of the best bike rides LA has to offer.
Imperfect Produce sells affordable produce + helps reduce food waste, and they're expanding to LA!. Learn more and use code LA2050 to get $10 off your first produce box! 
Friends of the Family is looking for volunteer mentors for their Man2Man Program, which mentors young fathers in the San Fernando Valley.  Get involved and learn more here!
Looking to help make the world better? Don't forget the LA2050 Jobs Board is here to help! See all of the exciting opportunities here.
We're beaming! My LA2050 grantee, the Los Angeles Promise Zone, created the Young Ethnographers Program Guidebook to instruct others to replicate and enable similar research-oriented efforts in their neighborhoods. Their My LA2050 grant gave students the opportunity to survey residents of the Los Angeles Promise Zone, and to measure residents' experiences that would help inform neighborhood policies.

These Young Ethnographers are tomorrow's civically engaged leaders. Check it out and share the guidebook!

Calling all Cleantech Entrepreneurs! 

Applications for the Caltech FLoW + Cleantech University Prize Business Plan Competition are now open!  College students and recent grads focused on cleantech and sustainability will get the chance to compete for cash prizes and be exposed to the national cleantech community. 

Form your team by Feb 1, and check out important dates here!

Apply for CivicX!

The Points of Light Civic Accelerator (CivicX) is seeking apps from early stage for-profit and nonprofit ventures with innovative solutions to increasing financial well-being and economic mobility for underserved populations. CivicX is the first national accelerator program/investment fund in the country focused on civic ventures. The Spring Civic Accelerator will run from April–June 2017 and includes three four-day intensive workshops across the U.S.

Learn more and apply by March 2.

UPTOGOOD Impact Film Festival 

April 22, 2017

Do you know an impact storyteller? With the rise of socially charged films and documentaries, UPTOGOOD is asking for students to produce and share short films that highlight social issues and solutions in their communities. Submissions are due online by March 24, 2017! 

Share this opportunity

KPCC wants your story 👂🏾


KPCC is inviting you to share a story about you or your community – whatever that means to you – in whatever form works best for you. Is it music? Dance? Visual art? Spoken word? Something else? It’s totally up to you. From there, they'll produce a series of live events featuring performances by real people from around Los Angeles, sharing your stories as a way to connect with one another and celebrate our diverse community. Up for it? Learn more here!

Are you on the list? 📺

NBC4's "I Am a Volunteer" connects local causes and organizations to SoCal residents. Is your organization on the list? Email NBC4 Southern California will also be featuring these organizations' volunteer opportunities on-air during the NBC4 News, so long as you apply. Learn more here!

Have retirees who volunteer? 🙋🏽

Retiree volunteers may be eligible for volunteer grants!  If you have a large number of retirees who volunteer at your organization, some of them may be eligible to request a grant for your nonprofit based on the number of hours they volunteer. Learn more about how to grab these grants!

Apply for an Impact Grant today!

The Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation Impact Grant applications are open! Impact Grant recipients will receive a two-year donation of up to $1M of software and services, including unlimited use of our learning management system and access to a range of pro bono business consulting services.

Completed applications are due Friday, March 17.

Calling all Good Neighbors!

The USC Good Neighbors 2017-18 grant application cycle is underway! This program seeks to improve K-12 education, improve health outcomes in obesity and diabetes, improve community safety, and promote economic development. Grant applications are due by 10 pm (PST) on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 online. Email for questions!

Apply for the Build Health Challenge!

The national Build Health Challenge is opening its 2nd round of funding for up to $250,000 over 2 years to be awarded in 18 cities.  Applicants must be collaborations involving a non-profit, a health system/hospital and a local health department, in cities of at least 150,000 residents.  In L.A. County, our unofficial count of eligible cities includes Los Angeles, Long Beach, Glendale, Pomona and Pasadena.

Applications due Feb 21. Click here to learn more!

TechFair LA, Jan 26, 11am-8pm

Support the LA Tech community and get your tickets today to join LA Mayor Eric Garcetti and LA Entrepreneur in Residence Jason Nazar for TechFair LA – Los Angeles' largest tech job fair at The Reef in DTLA. The event will feature 200+ of LA's premier technology companies all looking to hire great candidates in engineering, marketing, sales and more.

The event is free to attend for job seekers and RSVP is required. Companies attending include: Snap, Inc., Dollar Shave Club, The Honest Company, Ticketmaster, Hyperloop-One, DogVacay, Soothe, ZipRecruiter, FabfitFun, Loot Crate, Laurel & Wolf, WorkPop, Honey, Verizon Digital Media, ZEFR, PatientPop, Mutesix, SnackNation, Enplug, and more!

Media Mashup with CalArts, Spring 2017

CalArts and Self Help Graphics are pairing up for a 10-week (Jan 31-April 18), free-of-charge program for teenagers, to explore a multitude of disciplines while focusing on specific social issues.  Media includes but is not limited to various forms of printmaking (linocuts, T-Shirt design), stop-motion animation, and digital video production. Learn more here!
Jan 17, 6pm-9:30pm | A Plastic Ocean Premiere
Jan 18, 10-11:30am | AHSC Informational Planning Meeting
Jan 18, 7pm-8:30pm | Rep. Schiff Hosts Forum on Affordable Care Act
Jan 19, 6-7:30pm | Impact-Makers to Watch 2017
Jan 20, 7:15am | How L.A. is Learning to Live With Marijuana
Jan 21, 9am | Women's March Los Angeles
Jan 24, 5pm-7pm | Undocumented Stories Opening Reception
Jan 24 7:30pm | Clockshop: Counter-Inaugural Talk Series
Jan 25, 6-7:30pm | Live.Ride.Share LA Working Group January
Jan 25, 6:30pm-8:30pm | Los Angeles Area: SXSW Community Meet Up

Jan 26, 11am-8pm | TechFair LA
Jan 26, 7pm-9pm | FuturizeX Student Challenge Awards Night
Jan 26, 7pm | How We Move, Radical Optimism
Jan 28 | Night on Broadway
Jan 29 | Museums Free-For-All
Jan 30, 5-7pm | UCLA Luskin Innovators: What Makes a Great City?
Feb 2, 7:45am-9:15am | Social Impact Breakfast
Outreach Manager, City of Los Angeles
Night Custodian, A Place Called Home
Various Positions, Propper Daley
Office Manager, Fostering Media Connections
Program Coordinator, GRID110
Los Angeles Operations Director, Bicycle Transit Systems
Urban Water Program Coordinator, ARGO Labs
Backend Engineer, ARGO Labs
Employment Specialist, Chrysalis
Program Coordinator, GRID110
Program Manager, UCLA's Office of Information Technology
Development and Donor Operations Associate, California Community Foundation
Consultant Program Officer, Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation
Research Analyst, Special Service for Groups
Research Coordinator, Special Service for Groups
Manager, Marketing & Communications, LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes

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