Making LA the best place to CREATE, together.

The CREATE category envisions an LA that empowers all its residents to harness their talents in our region's artistic and economic production. By the year 2050, Los Angeles will play host to the largest concentration of working artists and high-quality arts establishments. Our region will be an international leader in innovation and a center for entrepreneurship that creates jobs and generates wealth for a diverse, inclusive workforce. 

Below, learn more about the five My LA2050 winners making LA the best place to CREATE. And, find a special announcement from our partner, the Snap Foundation!

Las Fotos Project
$100,000 Winner: Las Fotos Project elevates the voices of teenage girls through photography and mentorship, inspiring them to use cameras to explore their identity, advocate for their community, and create their future careers.

This Saturday, September 26 and next Saturday, October 3 from 10 to 11am, join Las Fotos Project on Grand Park LA’s “Easy Mornings” live streams to learn helpful photography tips and tricks! Plus, check out their talented students’ virtual photo exhibitions on the Las Fotos website.
Lost Angels Children's Project
$50,000 Winner: Lost Angels Children’s Project (LACP) provides at-risk youth with educational programs and vocational skills trainings in classic car restoration and the arts to promote critical thinking and team-building.

In August, LACP graduated the first cohort from its GOOD+LIFE Manufacturing Social Enterprise. GOOD+LIFE provides vocational training in the industrial arts for at-risk young adults. Check out the GOOD+LIFE catalog to commission a piece from LACP apprentices.
LA Sanitation and Environment
$25,000 Winner: LA Sanitation and Environment (LASAN) applied to My LA2050 with an innovative proposal to create a centralized recycling hub where material byproducts from businesses can be repurposed instead of going to landfills.

It's true, LASAN does much more than garbage collection! The Department also runs a number of conservation and education programs, from offering free street trees and leading composting classes to ensuring that residents understand how and what to recycle.
$15,000 Winner: Grid110 provides free accelerator programs to early-stage founders, connecting them to a growing community of fellow entrepreneurs, mentorship opportunities, and critical resources. 

Grid110 and partner Pledge LA are now accepting applications to the Fund for South LA Founders. They’ll select 20 companies to receive three months of tailored training and support, mentorship from other LA founders and investors, and $25,000 in funding. Apply before October 9.
Flintridge Center
$10,000 Winner: Flintridge Center supports and provides opportunities to individuals of high-risk, high-need circumstances, such as formerly incarcerated individuals, from various communities in LA County since 2007.

The organization recently graduated the 36th class of Apprenticeship Preparation Program (APP) which integrates trauma-informed care and workforce development to prepare formerly incarcerated individuals for union construction careers.

We are so grateful to the Snap Foundation for partnering with this year's My LA2050 Grants Challenge and pledging additional support to projects that develop pathways to the creative economy for underrepresented youth in Los Angeles.

We are delighted to announce that the Snap Foundation is awarding a total of $310,000 in grant funding to the Alliance for Media Arts + Culture, Boyle Heights Beat, Faithworks Compton, Get Lit, and Lost Angels Children’s Project for their work investing in LA's creative future.

Shawn Kravich, Executive Director of the Snap Foundation, shared: “In this especially challenging time, it's been so encouraging to see creativity and hope showcased in the work of each of the My LA2050 applications. We're so grateful to the Goldhirsh Foundation and all of the applicant organizations for letting us partner in this year's challenge!"

Thank you, Snap Foundation, for your partnership! Check out the full announcement to learn more.

Grants Administration Business Applications Analyst, The Getty Foundation
Senior Digital Strategist, Women Online
Web Developer, RALLY
Senior Advocacy Manager, Alliance for Community Transit - Los Angeles
Interim Education Program Coordinator, Vincent Price Art Museum Foundation
Clinical/Preventative Services Coordinator, Partners In Diversity Inc
Marketing Coordinator, Grand Park, The Music Center
Intern/Volunteer, Strategic Actions for a Just Economy
Administrative Coordinator, Safe Parking LA
Case Manager, Safe Parking LA
Journalism Workshop Series Teaching Artist, 826LA
Multiple Positions, Food Forward
Senior Manager, Homeless Systems Change (Seniors), United Way of Greater Los Angeles
Development Manager, Las Fotos Project
Bookkeeper, Institute for Educational Advancement
And more at:
Sept. 22-25 | Natural History Museum LA's Dino Fest at Home
Sept. 22, 3:30pm | When We All Vote National Voter Registration Day Couch Party
Sept. 22, 6pm | Virtual Watch Party of “Kiss the Ground”
Sept. 22, 7pm | En Casa con LA Plaza: Mexican-American History Makers with Armando Durón and Julio Vallejo
Sept. 22, 8pm | LA Forward Tenant Protections Panel Discussion
Sept. 23, 10:30am | LA84: Closing the Play Equity Gap
Sept. 23, 3:30pm | Special Screening and Panel Discussion of Unrepresented
Sept. 23, 4:30pm | United Way of Greater LA Virtual Forum: Transforming Education in a Time of Distance Learning
Sept. 23, 5pm | Metro's Bicycle Education Safety Training (BEST) Bicycling 101
Sept. 24, 10am | The Future of Democracy: Science, technology, and social inequality
Sept. 24, 12pm | Careers in Sustainability Series with Rita Kampalath
Sept. 24, 10am | Meaningful Action on Climate Change: Impact Investing & Sustainable Finance
Sept. 25, 10am | Road to resilience: adapting during COVID and beyond
Sept. 26, 10am | LAPL's Los Angeles Libros Festival
Sept. 26, 8pm | Skirball Stages Free Virtual Concert: Aditya Prakash Ensemble and Rini 
Sept. 29, 4pm | Defy Venture’s conversation with actor and activist Michael K Williams
Sept. 30, 11am | Join CicLAvia’s Tafarai Bayne at ‘Storytelling for Agility & Resistance’
Sept. 30, 5pm | Metro's Bicycle Education Safety Training (BEST) Bike Maintenance
Sept. 30, 7pm | Vigilant Love’s #ServicesNotSurveillance campaign
Oct. 1, 8:30am | City Impact Lab with Speaker: Tracy Evans AIDS/Lifecycle Race Director
Oct. 1, 10am | LACI Power Day 2020
Oct. 1, 10am | Transit Justice is Racial and Climate Justice 
Oct. 1, 12pm | METRANS presents Industry Perspectives on Responding to COVID
Oct. 2, 7:30pm | The Griffith Observatory presents: All Space Considered – Remote
Oct. 6, 6pm | Technology for Good: Easton Center Innovation Challenge Kickoff
Through Oct. 6 | Rock the Vote Los Angeles Civic Content Create-a-thon *Deadline extended!
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