MCW ended January with a bang! The last week of the month saw 3 successful community events – thanks to everyone who volunteered their time, and thanks to all of our stakeholders who came out to participate! It started off with our First Annual Education Town Hall, where teachers, school officials and members of the community enjoyed a forum discussion with LAUSD Board President Steve Zimmer.
Then, we kept our momentum going with our Candidate 101 Event, held at The Open Space Cafe!
Above: Board Member Josh Paget addresses the audience at the Candidate 101 Event and film screening.
Those in attendance enjoyed screening a TED talk about neighborhood improvement, as well as videos highlighting recent MCW projects and events. Then, speakers took questions and explained the election process, and what it means to be involved as a board member.
Finally, we had a tremendous turnout at our second annual Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count deployment site!
Above: State Assemblymember Richard Bloom thanks volunteers at the MCW Deployment Site for the LAHSA Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count.
For the second year in a row, MCW hosted a deployment site for our district of the Homeless Count. We were overwhelmed with the tremendous support and participation that we saw, making the evening a complete success! The count helps to raise awareness of the issue of homelessness in our community, and provides vital data for governmental agencies to better allocate resources. Thanks to everyone who gave their time and participated!
Also, one more milestone – MCW reached 1,000 likes on our Facebook Page! Thanks to all of our fans for following and participating in the ongoing dialogue. We love connecting with our stakeholders online!