“GRATITUDE FOR THE PRESENT MOMENT AND THE FULLNESS OF LIFE NOW IS THE TRUE PROSPERITY.” ~ ECKHART TOLLE
What a way to wrap up a year of abundance!
The Department of Labor – Employment & Training Administration chose LA:RISE to spotlight as an innovative approach to the design and delivery of employment services. The interview I filmed in September was posted on WorkforceGPS, primarily focused on city partnerships, since it’s from the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (DOL). DOL was our first funding source for LA:RISE before we expanded the program county-wide.
It’s ultimately meant for Workforce professionals to look at our program as a model they can learn from/best practices and maybe even replicate nationwide. The video spotlights the LA:RISE program model and was posted on December 18, 2019 for the public workforce system nationwide to access.
The same day the video posted, I attended Engage LA at The Getty House, the official residence of the mayor of Los Angeles. The event had a festive gathering for 300+ and truly embraced the theme of the day, “Gift of Giving!” Mayor Eric Garcetti and First Lady Amy Elaine Wakeland gave brief remarks as carolers sang, greeting guests.
There was a section of vendors for holiday shoppers who could support social enterprises, women owned businesses or L.A. based businesses or nonprofits. Proceeds benefited Downtown Women’s Center, focused on ending women’s homelessness in greater Los Angeles through housing, wellness, employment, and advocacy. For gift giving, please consider supporting businesses that balance purpose and profit!