Scholarships are Open and We Need Your Help!

Volunteer Today!

Higher education continues to be the leading cause for economic opportunity for women in California. The NCJW|LA Scholarship Program provides financial support to students with financial needs across the greater Los Angeles area. With your support as a Scholarship Volunteer Reader, every application will be read and scored thoroughly and thoughtfully using a comprehensive Program Rubric. 

There are various ways in which volunteers can play an important role in the work for economic justice and equity for women and their families at NCJW|LA. This summer, Scholarship Volunteer Readers, Jill, and Amy took on the job of working closely behind the scenes with Enrichment Coordinator, Selene Lopez to simplify and improve the application process for scholarship applicants. Their wisdom and insight were critical in the best practices application questions and subsequent rubric criteria.
A minimum of one (1.25) hour and 15-minute training is required. 


This opportunity has two phases: 1.) The Preliminary Review 2.) Evaluation Review.  

Phase 1: The Preliminary Review is from October 10, 2022, through October 21, 2022. Volunteers will review applications using our vetting process to move them forward to the next phase.  

Phase 2: The Evaluation Review is a 4-week process, beginning October 23, 2022, through November 20, 2022. Volunteer readers will score each assigned application using the scoring rubric.   


Volunteers can pick one or both phases to review. This process requires each volunteer to be available virtually to evaluate an average of 15 applications. You must have: reliable internet access, an electronic device available (i.e. tablet, computer, etc.), and commit to 5 hours a week at your own pace.  To begin this rewarding opportunity, please fill out the Scholarship Volunteer Reader Form to get started today! 


If you have any questions or would like more details before applying, please contact Selene Lopez at or (323) 852-8539. 

Turn your Passion into Advocacy
Connect and Position Abortion Access and Economic Justice

We send a huge thank you to every single person who reached out to us and showed interest in being part of the Courageous Conversation on Abortion Project Committee. For us at NCJW|LA, abortion access is an economic justice issue that is in direct alignment with our mission to advance economic justice and equity for working women and their families.  

As we revisit the content created for the January 2022 Courageous Conversation on Abortion event, our current intention is to Connect and Position Abortion Access and Economic Justice.

In doing so, we seek to create and provide:  

  • A space for individuals to talk about abortion and reproductive access and justice 
  • A greater understanding of the economic harms of denying women and pregnant people wanted abortions 
  • Up-to-date abortion access information and resources 
  • Training for individuals to advocate and bravely talk about abortion access as an Economic Justice issue  
  • Shareable actions at the local, state, and federal levels.    

As we continue to get this project off the ground, we are looking for dynamic folks passionate about abortion access, economic justice, and social justice to be part of our planning committee! 

For more information on how to get involved, email Nabila at  

October’s Advocacy Working Group Meeting

Next Meeting is Oct. 6th at 3 PM

These monthly meetings are a space for community members, leaders, and advocates to learn, plan, and reimagine what can be possible WHEN communities join forces and advocate for the issues impacting those most in need. NCJW|LA is an open and safe place; we encourage, welcome, and celebrate diversity and inclusivity at our meetings.  

During our time together, we will review the ballot initiatives and everything else you will need to know to be ready for California’s November 8 General Election. We hope to see you at the next virtual meeting on Thursday, October 6, from 3:00 pm–4:30 pm.  

It's Cartober!

Car stuck in a repair nightmare?

Is your vehicle costing more than it’s worth? Save time and money on expensive repairs by donating your car, truck, motorcycle, RV, or boat to NCJW|LA.

This month, we’re participating in the Cartober vehicle donation event! When you donate your vehicle during the month of October, the proceeds from your car’s sale will directly support Advancing Economic Justice & Equity For Women.

If it’s time to give your old car the boot, consider donating—not only is the process incredibly easy, but you’ll be supporting NCJW|LA!

Community Updates

Free Legal Help for L.A. County’s Small Business Owners

Know Your Rights! Free Legal Support for Your Business!

L.A. County is teamed up with Bet Tzedek Legal Services and Public Counsel to provide free legal assistance and rent relief to small business owners affected by COVID-19. Eligible small businesses can connect with free legal experts who can provide help ranging from basic legal information to negotiating agreements related to debt, assistance with I.P.s, and more.

Learn more to determine eligibility.

Calling all Businesses! Become an L.A. County Contractor
LA County will award millions in American Rescue Plan grants and contract opportunities to help our communities recover from the pandemic.

The Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) provides L.A. County small business owners FREE specialized counseling sessions to help small businesses contract with local government agencies.

Interested businesses can visit and sign up for a tailored assessment by our Small Business Counselors.  Learn more

2022 Voter Guide
What You Need To Know To Vote In California’s Nov. 8 General Election.
California Election 2022 Voter Guide - CalMatters.

Student Debt Relief is HERE!
President Biden announced student debt relief on Wednesday, August 24, 2022!If you make less than $125,000 and received a Pell Grant, you are eligible for up to $20,000 in student debt relief.  If you make less than $125,000 and did not receive a Pell Grant, you are eligible for up to $10,000 in student debt relief. Do you still have undergraduate student loans? You can cap the repayment at 5% of your monthly income! Read More.