NELA RC Summer Interns Are Awarded City Certificates for their Hard Work | KCET
NELA RC Summer Interns Are Awarded City Certificates for their Hard Work
With the summer coming to a close, the Northeast Los Angeles Riverfront Collaborative (NELA RC) summer intern cohort ended their internships with a celebration at Home Restaurant on Riverside Drive in the Silver Lake/ Elysian Valley area. Among those present at the end of summer celebration were Ryan Carpio from the Mayor's office and Mary Rodriguez from Council District 13, to award the interns city certificates that thanked them for their contributions to the NELA RC project.
The interns were recruited from local colleges and universities; some also represented universities as far away as UC Berkeley, MIT, Manchester in the United Kingdom, and Sciences Po Lyon in France. Their summer work in partnership with the NELA RC resulted in surveying close to 700 residents, 75 small businesses, helping coordinate community workshops, monitoring local media, and writing media stories to tell the story of their intern experiences in the field.
The community input they gathered through the multiple forms of engagement will inform the NELA RC partner work, which will result in sustainable economic development recommendations, a vision plan, civic engagement strategies, and neighborhood stories for the NELA RC project.
See links below for articles by NELA RC summer interns:
The 1992 Los Angeles Uprising was the nation’s first multiethnic urban riot, one that points to the complexities of policing in a city of different racial and ethnic groups.
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Following days of protests against police brutality, the president of the Los Angeles Police Commission president said today the board will take steps to review and revise police policies, with input from the community.
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