October 18, 2018
TONIGHT! Voter Prep Night 6pm-8pm
Citizenship Workshop A Huge Success!
On Oct 13th our Culture & Equality Committee organized Naturalize Now: Free Citizenship Workshop, hosted with Ferias Legales and Cypress Park NC and it was a success! This was the first in a series of community learning workshops #NELearn to help increase access to information and resources. Community members were able to have their questions answered by a professional attorney and learn about the resources that the Los Angeles Public Library could offer to help them through the process.

A special thank you to all of our co-sponsors who helped to make this workshop a success!
Free Flu Shots at the LA County Library
Flu vaccines are recommended for everyone 6 months of age and older, including healthy adults. Click for dates and details.
Job Alert
*#JobAlert: Coco's in #HighlandPark is hiring experienced cooks, and other positions!

Coco's en #HLP esta buscando cocineros y otros empleados! 

Register to vote Oct. 21 & Oct. 22
Cross Cultural Expressions Now Showing at Biscailuz Gallery
Documentary: Chavela - Oct. 19th
Friday, October 19, 2018 at 6 PM – 9 PM
This film chronicles the life of pioneering singer Chavela Vargas, from her birth in Costa Rica in 1919 to her death in Mexico in 2012. Music by Voz Bohemia will open the night. Guest speaker: Daresha Kyi, co-producer and co-director

1st Annual Arroyo Round Up - Oct. 20th
Kids Draw Architecture Event - Oct. 20th
LAPD Open House & Resource Fair - Oct 20th
Community Tree Care & Clean Up - Oct. 21st
Councilmember Cedillo Presents Foro Binacional Migrante
Councilmember Cedillo is hosting a bi-national immigration forum with deputies and senators of the Congress of Mexico, the new federal government and representatives of the Ministry of the Interior to focus on improving the quality of life of Mexicans living on the both sides of the border. This effort is the follow-up to the First Binational Forum that took place in Chicago, Illinois earlier this year with representatives of many local and regional organizations and ten Mexican representatives.

The objective of the Second Binational Forum, sponsored by The Coalition of Mexican Migrants and by the Office of Councilman Gil Cedillo, is to express the feelings of Mexican immigrants regarding their needs, the immigration system in the United States, to present constructive proposals before Mexico’s new government, the elected Congress and the President-elect. It seeks to combine efforts between people and government on a common path to improve the living conditions of the vast majority of Mexicans on both sides of the border.
2nd Foro Binacional Migrante
Sunday, October 21, 2018
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Los Angeles City Hall Council Chambers
200 N. Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Puppets in the Park - Oct. 21st
Education Summit - Oct. 23rd
Festival - November 2nd
FHS Moonlight Rollerway Fundraiser - Dec. 14th
Friday, December 14, 2018 at 6 PM – 8 PM
Moonlight Rollerway , 5110 San Fernando Rd, Glendale, California 91204

The communtiy is invited to our “Let’s start the Christmas Break off right” with a fundraiser at Moonlight Rollerway in Glendale. All proceeds support our Franklin Panthers and it’s a fun way to get together as a communtiy for a good cause! Tickets are $20 included Free skate rental and a chance to will some fun prizes!

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LA Sanitation & Environment Roadshow
One Degree
One Degree, is a technology-driven nonprofit organization that helps low-income families access the resources they need to achieve social and economic mobility, and ultimately, improve their lives. Visit the website
Lava Mae Brings Critical Services to the Streets
Showers for the Homeless. See Details below
News from the City of LA
6 Steps to Applying for Urban Agricultural Incentives

Do you have a vacant property that you want to turn into an urban farm or garden? Applications for the City’s Urban Agriculture Incentive Zone (UAIZ) Program close on October 15!

Visit  http://bit.ly/UrbanAgLA  to learn more about UAIZ’s in Los Angeles.
City of LA First Time Homebuyer Programs
The Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department (HCIDLA) is pleased to announce that the City Council and Mayor have approved an additional allocation of $2 million for the Moderate Income Purchase Assistance (MIPA) Homeownership Program, which provides a “silent second” loan of up to $60,000 for down payment, closing costs, and acquisition financing.

They also announced key updates to the Low Income Purchase Assistance (LIPA) (Photo Credit: Google)
Homeownership Program, which increased the maximum loan limit from up to $60,000 to $90,000.

For more information on the MIPA, LIPA, and MCC program features and requirements, please refer to the attached program flyers. You may also contact HCIDLA’s Homeownership Unit General Line at (213) 808-8800 or visit HCIDLA's website at  http://hcidla.lacity.org/homebuyers.
Library Events - October 2018
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