We hope that you're finding bright spots in this time―whether it's sidewalk chalk doodles or clearer skies. Here are a few of our favorites this week:
Helping Hands
We're encouraged to see Angelenos coming together as COVID-19 continues to impact our communities. You'll find these resources, services, and volunteer opportunities on our COVID-19 Directory. Some of the newest additions: LA County's "Let's Feed LA" portal, a guide to COVID-19 for cancer patients, and a folder with essential COVID-19 messaging in 14 languages. Know of additional resources? Use this form to share the details.
My LA2050 Grants Challenge
We've loved browsing the 285 submissions to this year's My LA2050 Grants Challenge and exploring their bright ideas for a better LA. Want to be uplifted? Check out these snapshots of the 82 proposals making LA the best place to LEARN and the 46 proposals making LA the best place to CREATE. And stay tuned for a dive into our final category, PLAY!
Social Venture Partners
This year, we're proud to have the members of Social Venture Partners Los Angeles (SVP) bring their expertise to the 2020 My LA2050 Grants Challenge proposal review process. Right now SVP is hard at work evaluating all of this year's proposals to select our 25 finalist organizations, to be announced May 25th. Read more about our exciting partnership with SVP here.
Census Challenge
Recently, we partnered with the Mayor of Los Angeles to launch the #Census9for9 Challenge. We've been inspired to see Angelenos accept the challenge to ensure that our communities are counted in the 2020 Census! To participate: complete your nine census questions, share about why the census matters to you on social media, and tag nine friends to challenge them to join using #Census9for9! Learn more.
Skilled Facilities Technician, Theodore Payne Foundation
Individual Giving & Foundation Relations Director, City Year Los Angeles
Mental Health Services Intake Coordinator, The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach
Managing Director, Southern California, Arabella Advisors
Vice President, Public Policy & Government Relations, Southern California Grantmakers 
Development and Communications Associate, Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance
Director of Counseling, A Place Called Home
Design Associate, RALLY
Senior Director, Easterseals Southern California
Rise Student Navigator, Rise Free
Vice President of State Operations and Policy, Council For A Strong America
Manager of Finance and Business Affairs, Partnership for Los Angeles Schools
School Designer, Stronger Consulting
Visual Arts Educator, Jordan High School
May 12, 2-2:30pm | Long Beach Aquarium Live Episode 1: What do Otters Eat?
May 13, 10am | Next City Webinar: Sasha Costanza-Chock on “Design Justice”
May 14, 8-9:30am | National Academy of Sciences Around Nature Discussion Series: The Value of Nature
May 14, 5-6pm | NFMLA Interview with Salvatore Totino on Cinematography
May 15, 6pm | Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association's Beastly Ball
May 15, 7pm | LA Plaza's ¡Gaytino! Made in America, A Conversation with Dan Guerrero
May 15, 7pm & May 21, 3pm | Maternal Mental Health NOW Speak Up When You're Down Story Hour
May 16, 11am-12pm | Natural History Museum's Bug Fair Connected
May 17, 11am-12pm | CAAM Via Zoom! Damion Thomas presents Michael Jordan: A Re-evaluation
May 18 - May 22 | UCLA's Undergraduate Research Week
May 19, 2-4pm | African Americans In Social Sciences and Law: Activism, Scholarship and Black Futures in the Age of COVID-19
May 20, 11am-12 pm | GrantSpace Webinar: Shifting Your Events Online During COVID-19
May 20, 5-6:30pm | How Do Oppressed People Build Community? (A Zócalo Public Square Event)
May 21, 2-4:30pm | Voting in LA County's November General Election: Preparing the Public
May 27, 10-11am | Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Raising Awareness
May 28 - May 29 | U.S. Green Building Coalition Equity Summit
June 6, 12pm | Dear Class of 2020 Virtual Commencement Ceremony
June 9, 8-9:30am | AI For Good Webinar Series: Indigenous Knowledge and AI
Tuesdays, 2-3pm | Virtual Writing Hour with the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Fridays, 5:30-6:30pm | Theodore Payne Foundation presents Poppy Hour
Weekly, ending Sunday at 11:59pm | AltaSea Project Blue Student Contest
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