L.A. Works

L.A. Works strives to create a thriving and equitable LA by increasing volunteer participation in the community; building the capacity of nonprofit organizations through access to volunteer labor; and educating and encouraging people to engage in the broader social issues affecting our city.


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  • CONNECT ·2020 Grants Challenge

    L.A. Works Take Action Initiative

    L.A. Works Take Action Initiative empowers volunteers to tackle major issues facing L.A.: Homelessness, Climate Change, and Equity in Education. At monthly bootcamps, volunteers first hear from our nonprofit collaborators who provide background and framing of the issues; get trained by an L.A. Works project leader in grassroots advocacy tactics; then conduct a hands-on action like making phone bank calls, presenting a two-minute support or opposition speech, or going live with a social media campaign.

  • CONNECT ·2016 Grants Challenge

    MusicWorks: connecting music-industry pros to underserved kids for social transformation

    MusicWorks mobilizes music industry professionals to volunteer with after-school music programs as a tool for social transformation.

  • CONNECT ·2015 Grants Challenge

    L.A. Works: Volunteers for a Greater LA

    Connect to your community through volunteer service with L.A. Works! We are striving to transform Los Angeles by creating a culture of volunteerism that will encourage Angelenos to connect with other volunteers, nonprofit organizations, and the issues they are most passionate about impacting. By growing our Managed Project programming, we will make volunteering even more accessible by having opportunities led by trained L.A. Works volunteers in every neighborhood of Greater Los Angeles.