September 4, 2021, federal unemployment insurance (UI) benefit programs created under the CARES Act will expire in California and across the states.
Three million+ California workers impacted by expiration of these critical federal programs were notified by the Employment Development Department (EDD). In an effort to support these Californians, EDD is partnering with Covered California, the Department of Housing and Community Development, and the Department of Social Services to promote other vital state-run benefit programs and that can help Californians in need. These include low-cost health care, rent relief and utility aid, and access to food assistance, which have been significantly expanded by the American Rescue Plan and California Comeback Plan.
For example, these workers are entitled to over $234 per person per month for food via CalFresh (GetCalFresh.org). They are also eligible for 100 percent rent and utilities via Housing is Key (HousingIsKey.com), as well as free or low-cost coverage for as low as $1 per month for workers who received unemployment benefits through Covered California and Medi-Cal (coveredca.com). EDD recently posted links to these benefits to the on-line accounts of UI recipients, including to GetCalFresh.org, which boosted CalFresh (i.e., SNAP) applications by 108,000 people this summer.
The month of June holds much significance for so many diverse members of our veteran community. Together we can recognize Pride Month where LGBT+ members of our LA community can go and be open about their sexual orientation without fear of arrest. We can acknowledge PTSD Awareness Month and let our veteran community know that treatments are available for them and can lead to a better quality of life. We also honor Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Daywhere we commemorate the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States. Join us in our discussion of Equity and Inclusion and be part of the change we want to see in our community. What affects one of us, affects all of us.
“On Monday, May 31, 2021 at 10:00 AM, the celebration will honor the sacrifices and strength of the members of the United States military with a moving keynote address, presidential proclamation, invocation, color guard, patriotic music, and more.
“Set in the spectacular Forest Lawn—Hollywood Hills, this poignant event commemorates and honors the bravery of United States Military veterans and those who gave their lives for their country.
“Emcees Michael Ellington, along with Lora Anderson and Hovsep Hajibekyan of Forest Lawn, will introduce keynote speakers United States Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Jennifer Burghdorf and her husband, Major Andy Burghdorf, as well as patriotic music performances by Los Angeles Police Concert Band, TONALITY youth choir, and soloists Charles Lane, Alannah Garnier, and classical guitarist Gabriel Deutsch; an invocation by Monsignor Frank Hicks; the posting of colors by Walter Salvari, BMC Drum Corps; and patriotic spoken words by members of the U.S. Military. . . . click here for more information and link to online event
Date: 6/06/21Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM (PST) Free Learn how to properly complete your PPP forgiveness application so you can gain as much free money as possible. We will also discuss changes to the use of the funds for the second round draws.
Marketing is key to gaining customers and bringing in sales. It is something every small business owner needs to know how to do effectively, which makes this workshop highly relevant for all. Inexpensive Ways to Market Your Business gives you 20 proven options successful to promote and market your business, as well as bust some marketing myths that might be keeping you from success. You’ll gain an understanding of the importance of branding and its role in defining your target audience(s) and hear in detail how to easily improve your marketing path.
A Sampling of What You’ll Learn: • How to get seen in the public and in the press without spending a penny • The marketing advantage 9 out of 10 Website designers have no IDEA how to implement for you • How to inexpensively use online ads to bring business to your front door • How to generate WAY more word-of-mouth advertising
Pathways to Entrepreneurship Seminar May 17th | 11am-12pm ONLINE
Have you ever wondered if business ownership was right for you but didn’t know how to start? Join us to learn about entrepreneurship in 2021
• What types of businesses and industries are doing well during Covid? • What are the traits of successful entrepreneurs? • What are the four ways to start your own business? Pros vs Cons • How much do businesses cost and where do I get the capital to start one? • How much can I expect to make? • What free resources are available to me to help me to get more information?
May is:National Military Appreciation Month, Mental Health Awareness Month , andd Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month
The new backbone organization for the Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative is Southern California Grantmakers. We are grateful to the wonderful team at USC’s Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans and Military Families (CIR) who have hosted the LAVC for over 10 years! Their contribution to our veteran community has been monumental in its effort for collective impact. We are grateful to the wonderful team at USC’s Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans and Military Families (CIR) who have hosted the LAVC for over 10 years! Their contribution to our veteran community has been monumental in its effort for collective impact.
The Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative (LAVC) is a structured network of public, private, and government agencies from across multiple sectors working together to improve the lives of veterans, service members, and military families in Los Angeles County. Our mission is achieved by strategically coordinating and improving veteran access to services, reducing barriers to care, and influencing policy to improve the lives of veterans and their families.
Are you overwhelmed by all the choices for marketing your business? Not sure where your time and money would be well spent? Are you just following what everyone else is doing and hope it works for you too? If this is you…then it sounds like you may need a marketing plan! Without a plan in place, you could potentially waste thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours trying to grow your business.
A well-executed marketing plan will help you:
Define your business with SWOT Analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threat)
Define your target audience with buyer personas
Develop a budget
Define your brand with proper visuals and messaging
Determine your best marketing channels for educating your customers, generating leads, and developing brand awareness
The Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative (LAVC) is a structured network of public, private, and government agencies from across multiple sectors working together to improve the lives of veterans, service members, and military families in Los Angeles County. We meet on the SECOND Wednesday of every month. We look forward to collaborating with you!