On November 2, 2021 the Los Angeles City Council kicked off our month-long celebration of service by recognizing the milestone of our 30th anniversary and proclaiming the day as L.A. Works Day!






L.A. Works was founded in 1991, the same year that Rodney King was brutally beaten by LAPD officers. One year later, racial tensions erupted following the police misconduct jury verdict announcement.

Over the past 30 years, L.A. Works has recruited and led over three hundred thousand volunteers to provide millions of hours of service in support of nonprofit organizations uplifting Angelenos across the greater community. 
But the impact of our work goes beyond these simple stats. L.A. Works volunteers become knowledgeable about the challenges facing their neighbors – and as a result, are catalyzed to do more to build a more vibrant and equitable Los Angeles. But we know that our work is not over.

After the devastating pandemic and its consequences disproportionately impacting our communities of color, it is obvious that the status quo isn’t working. So we are investing significant volunteer power to combat the critical issues that have surfaced – the academic achievement gap; food insecurity; homelessness; and environmental justice – through volunteer acts of service as well as advocacy.

30,000 MEALS

This November, to honor our 30th anniversary, L.A. Works will mobilize volunteers to provide 30,000 meals in 30 days for food insecure Angelenos. To learn more about the issue of food insecurity, check out the L.A. Works Roadmap for Reducing Food Insecurity here.


Additional volunteer opportunities to address food insecurity:

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