Welcome

The Los Angeles Civics Initiative is a unique program working to discuss, understand, and fix barriers to civic participation, civic literacy, and civic engagement in Greater Los Angeles. We do this through a series of workshops and surveys throughout the region engaging civic, business, nonprofit, and individual stakeholders.

Definitions of “civics” collected from our kickoff workshop at USC.

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The Los Angeles Civics Initiative is a joint program of City Impact Lab and the USC Bedrosian Center.

Why are we collaborating on this project?

  • To foster civic engagement and a civic dialogue in LA County
  • To find ways to engage those affected by civic barriers with those able to address these issues
  • To model and cultivate collaborative governance and problem solving
  • To create a more civically engaged and literate LA