Making L.A.: Civic Engagement

Are Angelenos really engaged—like New Yorkers and Chicagoans—in trying to make our city a better place to live? Do we volunteer and give money to our museums and cultural institutions? Do we feel connected to our city? According to the Corporation for National and Community Service, not really. Los Angeles ranks near the bottom when compared to volunteerism in other big cities.



  • Donna Bojarsky - Founder of the Future of Cities conference
  • Wendy Garen - President and CEO of the Ralph M Parsons Foundation.