NANDC Alley Cleans Up

NANDC Alley Cleans Up | July 11, 2017

As part of Clean Streets LA, NANDC recently took part in several separate alley clean-ups. Over three days this summer, NANDC board members and volunteers pitched in to remove litter, abandoned waste and bulky items from three of the most polluted alleys in the neighborhood:

  1. May 20: parallel to S. 37th Place and 37th Dr. between Normandie Ave and S. Catalina St.
  2. June 10: parallel to Arlington St. and Cimarron St. between Jefferson and W. 37th Pl.
  3. June 24: parallel to S. Western Ave and S. Harvard Blvd between 27th and Jefferson Blvd.

As you can see from the photos above, team members worked hard to fill dozens of trash bags with litter, transforming these alleys into the clean passageway the community deserves!

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.