Welcome!

Welcome to The Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council website. Your interest shows a commitment to your neighborhood and your city.

All meetings are open to the public and their times and locations are published on this page under Meeting Schedules. If you have an item you would like placed on a meeting agenda, please contact info@greaterwilshire.org or (323) 539-GWNC (4962), at least two weeks before the meeting. Meeting agendas are posted on this site and around the Greater Wilshire community at least 72 business hours before our meetings.

Owen Smith, President

FREE Workshop on Civic Engagement & City Services

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 – 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Young Israel of Hancock Park (upstairs)
225 S. La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036

The Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council and the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment are hosting a FREE workshop on civic engagement and city services for your neighborhood.

Guest speakers from the neighborhood council will attend and be available for questions, and John Darnell (Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, formerly with the office of Councilmember Paul Koretz) will give a presentation on DONE and city services.  

2016-2017 Neighborhood Purposes Grant Deadline Update

The due date for all NPG applications is Friday, May 19, 2017, 5:00 p.m. (PST) . Please also note that all NPG applications received after the Friday, May 20, 2017, 5:00 p.m., deadline will be considered for the 2017-2018 Neighborhood Purposes Grant awards. Deadline for the 2017-2018 NPG applications to be announced shortly.

In order to be considered for the 2016-2017 GWNC NPG Awards, the project start date and the date the funds are required for the project (items 10(a) and 10(b) in the NPG Application) must be no later than June 30, 2017. All applications with a start date and a date funds required after June 30, 2017, will be considered for the 2017-2018 GWNC NPG Awards.

2016-2017 Neighborhood Purposes Grant (NPG) Awards

The Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council is currently accepting applications for 2017 Neighborhood Purposes Grants (NPG). Two neighborhood purposes grants up to $1,000 each will be available. Neighborhood Purposes Grants can be used by either certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations or public schools for community improvement projects.

Applications are due Friday, June 02, 2017, by 5:00 p.m. (PST). Interested organizations should seek to apply as soon as possible.

For more information, guidelines, and official application forms, visit our Neighborhood Purposes Grant page.

Measure S Forum – Tuesday, February 28th

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Learn about Measure S, an initiative on the March 7th ballot that could have wide-ranging effects on many types of development and housing in Los Angeles, in a moderated public forum organized by Mid City West Community Council and the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council. Representatives supporting and opposing the measure will present, participate in a moderated discussion, and take submitted questions from the public.

Moderator – Greg Goldin
Greg Goldin is an architectural historian specializing in the story of unbuilt urban and design schemes. He is the author of Never Built Los Angeles and its sequel Never Built New York. He has been a Los Angeles-based journalist for more than 30 years, covering local politics, urban affairs, and the environment.

No on S – Luke Klipp:
Luke Klipp is the President of the Los Feliz Neighborhood Council, and he spends his days crunching numbers for the LA Metro. At the neighborhood council, he’s also served on the Transportation and Planning committees. He and his husband own their Los Feliz home, where their two dogs run the show.

Yes on S – Jack Humphreville:
Jack Humphreville is the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council Budget and DWP Representative, a Neighborhood Council Budget Advocate, the chair of the DWP Advocacy Committee, and a contributor to CityWatch where he writes about Department of Water and Power and the City of Los Angeles and their finances.

Tuesday, February 28th
7:30 – 9:00 PM

NCJW of Los Angeles
543 N Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036 [map]

 

 

Volunteer for the 2017 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count

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It’s only a week until the 2017 Los Angeles Homeless Count on January 26th. Join the over 1,000 volunteers participating in this annual census of our neighbors experiencing homelessness throughout Los Angeles. The Greater Wilshire area needs about 45 volunteers for the 22 Census Tracts we’ll canvass. This is a visual-only count done mostly by car in teams of 2-4 and we’ll provide training on the night of the census.

For more information and to register at our deployment site at 600 S. La Brea Ave: http://www.theycountwillyou.org/600slabrea

We hope to see many of you again this year!

Sycamore Square Walking Tour – Sunday, December 11, 2016

Want to learn more about our local neighborhood history? On Sunday, December 11, please join the Sycamore Square Neighborhood Association for a free, informal, one-hour walking tour of the Sycamore Square neighborhood (bordered by Wilshire, Citrus, Olympic, and La Brea).

The theme of the tour is “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.” We’ll trace the neighborhood’s origins, history, and development (including its unique residential zoning pattern that fosters a multiplicity of generations and lifestyles)…as well as introduce current neighborhood issues and preservation efforts.

The event is open to everyone; no advance reservations required. Just meet at 2 p.m. at the NE corner of Sycamore and Olympic (the corner of the front lawn of Wilshire Crest School) to explore this historic, well-preserved, wonderfully diverse and livable community. (The tour will take about an hour, and is an easy, level walk.) Please join us if you can!

Join Team GWNC for AIDS Walk Los Angeles!

awla16_homepage_slide_re-_move_to_downtown2The Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council is participating in this year’s AIDS Walk Los Angeles, a 10K fundraising walk to fight the epidemic.

Please join us or donate today! Visit the GWNC Team page:

https://la.aidswalk.net/GWNC

Oct. 12, 2016 at noon is the last chance to qualify for a team “spot in the park.” Register today!

Every dollar we raise helps APLA Health stop new infections and support people living with HIV/AIDS.

Where: Coming this fall to Grand Park in Downtown Los Angeles!
When: Sunday, October 23

8:30 a.m. Sign-In
9:15 a.m. Opening Ceremony
10 a.m. AIDS Walk Los Angeles Begins!

What: AIDS Walk Los Angeles is a 10-kilometer (6.2-mile) fundraising walk to fight HIV/AIDS, and usually takes about 2.5 hours to complete. Register today to join us for an inspiring and memorable day!
Who: Celebrity guests, musical artists, elected officials, AIDS activists, and thousands of caring people like you. Continue reading