On Saturday Sept. 28, more than 500 mujeres came to EXPO CENTER, joined together with the common thread to learn, grow and empower themselves at the 4th Annual Latina Conference in District 9. This is the only conference of its kind in South LA dedicated to promoting the advancement of Latinas, creating stability in our families and accelerating positive change for the good of all.
Over the course of the day, guests were treated to insightful discussions and robust presentations led by Latina thought leaders, trailblazers and professionals. The FREE conference featured live entertainment, a community resource and job fair, as well as a Latina vendor marketplace. According to Councilman Curren Price, "It was important to me that we put together a quality event for our ladies because as we all know, a community is only as strong as its women."
To see the photos from this year’s “Mujeres Empowered for Success” conference, visit the flickr page here: https://bit.ly/2padsHX
On Oct. 1, as part of the continuous efforts by Councilmember Curren Price to help homeless neighbors and clean the streets, CARE teams were launched throughout the City of Los Angeles with two designated teams devoted to the District five days a week!
The teams are comprised of Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) outreach workers and LA Sanitation workers. Their mission is to clean the areas surrounding encampments and offer social services to the homeless people in the area.
The CARE Plus team is dedicated solely to the Flower/Grand Corridor and an additional CARE team will be serving the rest of the 9th District.
CARE, which stands for Cleaning and Rapid Engagement, is approaching the homeless crisis with compassion, purpose with the focus of improving the quality of life for CD9 residents.
In August of 2019, more than 32,000 people traveled from every state and 35 countries to our Los Angeles Convention Center to share in the Beautycon experience. They were recognized for the economic value that they bring to the City.
With their headquarters in Los Angeles, Beautycon, which is committed to acceptance and diversity, is one of the fastest growing companies in the sector and is the largest celebration of beauty, individuality and staying true to ones self.
On Sept. 19, Councilman Curren Price hosted about 1,200 older adults at the 19th Annual Senior Appreciation Luncheon at the LA Convention Center in CD 9.
The community event featured live musical entertainment, lunch, transportation and a resource fair.
“Our seniors are the glue that hold our communities together because they are the eyes, ears and souls of our neighborhoods,” Price said. “They are integral to moving our neighborhoods forward, and together we can and will enrich the quality of life for South LA.”
The FREE event included a full course meal for lunch, a diverse musical lineup, a Zumba cardio workout, and a resource fair with dozens of City and community partners offering vital information. Live musical performances were provided by the Blue Breeze Band and Vilma Diaz y La Sonora.
Councilman Curren Price is happy to announce the 2019 “SHeroes." A SHero is a woman who has demonstrated significant leadership, pride and commitment to strengthening our community
These exemplary women will be recognized at the 12th Annual Tribute to SHeroes on Sunday, Oct. 6 at the USC Hotel.
On behalf of Council District 9, we would like to extend a warm congratulations to…
Program Manager, Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation (VSEDC)
Assistant Principal, Mary Mcleod Bethune Middle School
Pastor, RTLA Church
Vice President, North Area Neighborhood Development Council
Director of Parent Engagement, LA Promise Fund
President, Avalon Gardens Resident Advisory Council
Executive Director, EXPO Center
1st Lady, Challenge of Faith Church
Principal, Dolores Huerta Elementary School
USC Staffer, Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
President, Zapata-King Neighborhood Council
Senior Community Organizer, East LA Community Corporation
U.S. Veteran, California Army National Guard and Army Reserve
Corresponding Secretary, Voices Neighborhood Council
Community Leader & Member, SEIU Local 99
For more information on the SHeroes Program, please contact Nora Gutierrez at (323) 846-2651 or via email at Nora.Gutierrez@lacity.org
Attention moms, dads and caretakers: Is your child in the right car seat for his or her age and size? Don't risk it and find out Saturday, Sept. 21 during a special event in partnership with the Office of Councilmember Curren Price. The event is being held at the CD9 District Office located at 4301 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles 90011. Please note that you will need to make an appointment for a car seat inspection.
Do your part to prevent deaths and injuries by using the proper car seat. As part of "National Seat Check Saturday," we'll also have information booths, activities and resources for District 9 families.
Attention CD 9 youth and families: Join us beginning Friday, Sept. 20 through Friday, Nov. 8 for Fall Friday Nights at Green Meadows Recreation Center and Ross Snyder Recreation Center.
This initiative offers FREE community programming, food, workshops, resources and other family-friendly activities! Fall Friday Nights seeks to provide a safe, positive environment for youth and families and highlights valuable resources and other opportunities available to Angelenos.
We're less than two weeks away from the Annual Latina Conference in District 9. Have you registered yet?
You won't want to miss this special CD 9 event taking place on Saturday, Sept. 28, hosted by Councilman Curren Price. We have dozens of speakers, including Jacqie Rivera! We have Latina trailblazers, entrepreneurs, creators and artists. There will also be live entertainment and FREE breakfast and lunch!
Here's your official invitation to join us at the largest District 9 gathering of super Latinas! To see the complete list of confirmed speakers and schedule, and to register online, visit www.mujeresempoweredforsuccess.com
Are you or anyone you know looking for a career in construction?
Continuing with the momentum of filling available positions with local hires, Councilmember Curren Price, in partnership with the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art and Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction Company, will be hosting a public job fair Monday, Sept. 16 at USC’s Galen Center, located at 3400 S. Figueroa St., from 10-11:30 a.m.
In addition to booths from the project’s general contractor and subcontractors, the event will feature a presentation by museum staff and a presentation by union representatives on how to access union jobs. Job-seekers will have the opportunity after the presentation to talk with museum staff, representatives from Hathaway Dinwiddie and subcontractors. This event is free and open to all those interested in a career in construction.
For additional information and to RSVP, click here: Lucas Museum Eventbrite Invitation
Over the summer, Councilmember Curren Price worked hard with the Los Angeles Department of Transportation to bring additional safety improvements along the Broadway/Hill corridor near Clinton Middle School. Whether someone is walking, biking or driving in the area, there are noticeable safety improvements in place, including high visibility crosswalks and Leading Pedestrian Intervals (LPIs), which give a head start for pedestrians to cross the street. In the near future, CD9 will be implementing other changes such as pedestrian flashing beacons, speed feedback signs and speed tables, among others.
"My team and I are doing everything possible to implement the necessary changes to make our streets safer for our children, seniors and families," added Price.
If you have any questions about what what Councilman Price is doing to curb traffic deaths and serious injuries, call his District Office at (323) 846-2651.