With the help of the Greater Los Angeles Federal Executive Board, the Los Angeles Chapter was launched and has grown to over 970 strong so far.
Chapter orientation for Holiday Event September 10 @ 8:45am. Chapter members need to attend the approximately 2 hour orientation to volunteer at this year’s holiday event.
YGL-LA Leadership Series via one of YGL-LA’s social media platforms. Tweet @ygl_la or send your questions to La@younggov.org.
2016 Public Service Highlights
YGL-LA held its annual YGL-LA Volunteer Day on Saturday afternoon March 26. We had fun baking cookies, brownies, and more for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Long Beach. https://t.co/BO6lubXBDV.
YGL-LA President Tayo Agboke was a Mock Interviewer United Friends of the Children (UFC) Career day March 12 @ USC. UFC is dedicated to the premise that foster youth deserve a successful adulthood. 70% of UFC College Sponsorship Students graduate from college. 74% of UFC active Pathways Alumni are employed compared to the 51% of foster youth are unemployed within 3 yrs of leaving care.
We capitalized on our growing membership and success with the 2015 Speaker Series in downtown Los Angeles in July. The theme of the event was transitioning from an expert to a manager. The featured speaker was Ed Laughlin, Assistant Director of the Government Accountability Office, who shared his own experiences about continuing to be both an expert and manager. YGL LA also utilized the event to raise funds and bring awareness to the 2015 Special Olympics.
Last year we shared the experience of one of our board members with all YGL-LA members who attended the Next Generation of Government Training Summit (NextGen) in Washington, DC. NextGen 2015 was inspirational and well-organized. Co-hosted by GovLoop and Young Government Leaders, the event aimed to educate, inspire, and train government employees who are of Generation X and Y. The ideas shared during the event were relevant to anyone who works in government and needed some reinvigoration in mind and spirit. The keynote speakers, pitched innovative ideas and discussed topics ranging from “the six essential skills to be an entrepreneur” to the power of sticky notes and challenging the traditional ways of running meetings. NextGen in DC can be a valuable tool in any young gov’s tool box. Check out NextGen 2016 for more.
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