NANDC embarks on projects to improve the community. Following is a list of key projects. You may click on each link for more details.

Current Projects

  • Spring Into Health is an event we hold in April in partnership with Recreation and Parks

Long Term Projects

  • Master Plan the University Park Master Plan is an opportunity for the community to weigh in on how the University’s growth can benefit the community.
  • The Expo Line is planned to run from downtown to Culver City and creates safety hazards for our community.
  • South Los Angeles Plan

Past Projects

  • I Hablo U is a bilingual community building language class will teach both ENGLISH and SPANISH as a SECOND LANGUAGE helping to bridge the communication divide in our neighborhood.
  • Pet Park Project promotes responsible pet ownership with discounted pet adoptions and free spay and neuter services for qualified residences.
  • Troy Camp NANDC sponsored Troy Camp
  • DeDe Dance NANDC was the premier sponsor for the first annual Debutante Ball
  • Richardson Family Park NANDC sponsored the renovation of the mural for this park.
  • MLK Little League NANDC sponsored this local Little League

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.