Civic University Welcomes Second Cohort of Graduates

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On April 15, 2015, nearly 150 board members from the city of Los Angeles' nearly 100 Neighborhood Councils also known as Empower LA completed the Civic University (CU). The Civic University builds upon Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s successful City Government 101 program. The CU gives citizens the tools they need to understand, engage, and influence City Hall and become advocates for their neighborhoods and interests.

The College of Professional and Global Education (PaGE) in partnership with the Pat Brown Institute at Cal State L.A. and the Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti collaborated to offer a second cohort class of the Civic University. Last year, the CU graduated 100 Angelenos in its inaugural class. Funding for this year’s program came from the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, also known as Empower LA, and AT&T.

Los Angles Mayor Eric Garcetti spoke and met Neighborhood Council members at the first meeting session. Associate Dean of PaGE, Justin Cassity and Executive Director of thePat Brown Institute at Cal State L.A., Dr. Raphael Sonenshein Institute presented Civic University participants with certificates of completion at the third meeting session. 

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Empower LA Civic University Cohort 2015
Civic University welcomes the Neighborhood Councils of Empower LA.
Associate Dean Justin Cassity with Mayor Garcetti and Raphael Sonenshein
Associate Dean of PaGE, Justin Cassity with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
and Executive Director of the Pat Brown Institute, Raphael Sonenshein
Empower L.A. Civic University Cohort 2015 Graduates
Pat Brown Institute's Raphael Sonenshein and PaGE's Associate Dean Justin Cassity
with Empower LA graduates of the Civic University. 


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Carmelita Bouie, Marketing and Communications Manager