Alliance for Community Transit - Los Angeles

The Alliance for Community Transit – Los Angeles strives to create just, equitable, sustainable transit systems and neighborhoods for all people in Los Angeles, placing the interest of low-income communities and communities of color first as we create a more sustainable region.


3 Submitted Ideas

  • LIVE ·2022 Grants Challenge

    Public Lands for Affordable Homes

    The City of Los Angeles’ Housing Element now includes non-binding commitments to create 10,000 affordable housing units on public land. The ACT-LA coalition will put policy together with resources to create 2-3 pilots of this model of using public land for public good by organizing Los Angeles residents around this model and winning control of public lands. This work will help the City see a viable path forward for how to meet its commitment to affordable housing based in community input.

  • CONNECT ·2014 Grants Challenge

    Connecting Voices Building Power: Resident Led Community Planning

    ACT-LA is bringing Angelenos together to vision a well connected Los Angeles through transit and healthy neighborhoods.

  • 2013 Grants Challenge

    LA Green Teen Summit: 2050 and Beyond

    ACE knows that LA teens are motivated and passionate about their city. We’ve seen it in the work we’ve been doing in LA high schools for the past four years, delivering climate science education and action programs to students. Most recently, we saw it when our students joined the Forward on Climate Rally on March 17th, 2013, gaining the attention of the public, the media, and the White House.

    LA’s game changers are in our high schools. This generation is more mobile and better connected than ever before, with new technology and social networking revolutionizing their potential to share ideas, build a movement and drive significant and sustainable change.

    We want to bring all that energy, commitment and innovation together, in one room, and engage LA’s youth in leading the changes we need to see in our city.

    Over 200 high school seniors drawn from schools across LA, will be invited to participate in an LA Green Teen Summit, networking with their peers and connecting their shared passion to lead the movement against climate change and a vision of their city’s future – environmentally and economically sustainable and thriving.

    ACE will organize and deliver the two-day event, which will include seminars and training sessions co-facilitated by key individuals from partner organizations, as well as plenary presentations and Q&A. Students will have the opportunity to take part in education experiences as well as skills sessions, where they will learn team working, leadership and campaign skills, such as effective lobbying and public speaking.

    ACE’s team in LA will leverage their unparalleled reach into high schools across the city, through relationships with teachers, administrators and school districts, to invite teens together for the Green Teen Summit.

    The Summit may be scheduled to coincide with PowerShift 2013, drawing from and in solidarity with the event in Pittsburgh, PA on October 18-21.

    ACE Educators in LA will bring campaign organizing expertise, building from student leadership training and mentoring that they have been delivering over the past 3 years.

    With the support of ACE trainings and mentorship, ACE’s green teen leaders have crafted a mission and message for “Waste Free Schools” in LA, that they will be delivering to City Hall via a peaceful, student-led rally at the CicLAvia event on April 21, 2013.