Are you available to read and assess incoming scholarship applications?
Spread the Word! The NCJW|LA Scholarship Program's fall application cycle is open through October 15th! We expect a bountiful applicant pool this round and will need readers to assist us through the selection process. This virtual opportunity is for skill-based volunteers. We are looking for a group with diverse perspectives and strong interpersonal skills to join the Scholarship Volunteer Reader team. Is that you?
Learn more about our past recipients by viewing our Scholarship Applicant Profile.
Learn more about our upcoming events by viewing our full calendar of events and registering today! Please note, our Advocacy Working Group monthly meetings will now take place on the 1st Thursday of each month from 3:00–4:30 pm. The next meeting is Thursday, October 7th. Please email Advocacy or Nabila for more information.
Every summer, California legislators return to their home districts and hold town halls and other meetings with constituents. Every year we take this opportunity to continue building relationships with our legislators. This year, we met with key local elected officials and California legislators and uplifted issues pressing the communities where we work, live, and serve. Priority issues included homelessness, affordable housing, childcare, inclusive healthcare access, food insecurity, and uplifting people out of poverty with Guaranteed Income Program Pilots, allocations of more funds towards education, trade training, rental assistance, and health care costs.
ATP Has Officially Kicked-Off!
NCJW|LA's innovative Advocacy Training Project (ATP) has officially begun with the Emerging ATP starting on Thursday, September 9th, and Rising ATP on Sunday, September 12th. The funds from our generous sponsorships will allow us to offer ATP three times a year, provide scholarships for participants unable to afford the training, and provide additional accessibility for participants who may need it.
The following sponsor recognition is based on the Sponsorship amount contributed towards ATP 2021-2022 series cycle:
Advocacy In Action Support
The City of West Hollywood and its Women Advisory Board $2,000
Planned Parenthood Los Angeles $ 1,000
Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Holly Mitchell $ 1,000
Tools for Change
Congressmember Karen Bass $ 500
American Civil Liberties Union ACLU Southern California $ 200
Senator Bob Hertzberg $200
Join the Planning Committee.
We are officially starting the planning of our yearly commemoration of Roe V. Wade. As we have all witnessed the latest attacks on abortion access in Texas, the Supreme Court's reaction marks a very troublesome period in our nation. More than ever, it is pivotal we raise awareness of the need to protect abortion access and protections for women all over the country.
So, if you are interested in taking part in our planning committee meeting scheduled for Friday, September 24th, from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm, email staff Nabila Sosa for zoom details and any additional questions you may have.
Thank you to all who joined us at the grand opening of The Council Shop Burbank.
Did you know that when you donate to The Council Shop, the proceeds from the sale of your donations go towards funding NCJW|LA programs like the Scholarship Program? Drop by to shop or donate, your patronage goes further than you know.