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Celebrating 15 Years

NANDC Supports United Voices of Literacy

Quite often we do not receive follow up after approving and distributing Neighborhood Purpose Grants. This year, we gave a grant to United Voices of Literacy (UVOL) for their USC ReadersPlus “Readers are Leaders” Fall 2017 program and reading competition. This specific program worked to develop the literacy skills of underperforming youth at the 32nd Street School. It was inspiring to see children in our community, some of which have only lived in the US for a couple of years, fearlessly read on stage in front of their families and strangers. Not only was NANDC invited to attend the event, but UVOL shared this great recap video. Wonderful to see our grant $ in action!

Apply for Ignite LA by January 15

The Department of Neighborhood Empowerment is excited to announce IgniteLA, a program for young women that builds civic knowledge and leadership skills to bolster civic engagement. Angelenas who complete the IgniteLA program will be ready to EmpowerLA by joining their Neighborhood Council Boards and Committees.
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Our Name

The early Eighth District Empowerment Congress, created by now Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas was a community-based education and mobilization program. It has been acknowledged as the model for the Los Angeles citywide neighborhood council system created by the change City Charter.

We still proudly carry the early moniker in our name as the 'Empowerment Congress North Area Neighborhood Development Council'.  Call us NANDC for short!

Our Community

NANDC is located in West Adams, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Los Angeles, with most of its buildings erected between 1880 and 1925. It was once the wealthiest district in the city, with its Victorian mansions and sturdy Craftsman bungalows home to Downtown businessmen and professors and academicians at USC. In the 1990s, three areas of West Adams were designated as Historic Preservation Overlay Zones by the city of Los Angeles, in recognition of their outstanding architectural heritage.