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Celebrating 15 Years

New Honda Dealership Coming

Councilmember Curren Price Jr. reports May 4, 2017 on the groundbreaking for a new Honda dealership:

Big day for CD 9 today as we broke ground on a new Honda dealership—one of the largest retail and commercial investments in our community at more than $25 million.

After decades of neglect and a lack of meaningful investment, I am proud to usher in a new era for economic development, job creation and a strong economy in Council District 9. Today, I’m delighted to say, the NEW 9th is undergoing dramatic improvements unlike anything we’ve ever seen.
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USC Neighborhood Academic Initiative

USC’s Neighborhood Academic Initiative (NAI) is a rigorous, seven-year pre-college enrichment program designed to prepare low-income neighborhood students for admission to a college or university. Those who complete the program, meet USC’s competitive admission requirements and choose to attend USC are rewarded with a full 4.5-year financial package, minus loans. Neighborhood families are encouraged to consider this great opportunity for your family.

Program Information

NY Times Article about the program

Image from the NYT

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.