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L.A. Commons is seeking a Finance Board of Directors member who will work with the governance team, including fellow board members and the Executive Director, to review financial data and make recommendations in order to increase effectiveness in support of the organization’s mission and programs.  This board member will have specific responsibilities for:

 

· Communicating monthly with other board members about the organization’s financial situation within the context of the Board’s priorities

  • Reviewing the organization’s resources and insurance policies for appropriateness and protection of assets
  • Monitoring the organization’s limited purpose and protected funds.
  • Provide oversight of financial recording keeping by Community Partners and LA Commons’ staff.

 

 

Desired Skills and Experience

 

  • Experience in successfully managing nonprofit financial statements
  • Practical knowledge to make recommendations for improvements in efficiency and effectiveness accordingly
  • Understanding of general accounting principles.
  • Three years of experience serving on the board of other nonprofit organizations.

 

Board members meet once per month in person for two hours, usually the third Saturday of the month. All members serve on at least one committee, such as the Finance Committee.  All board members volunteer at least 4 hours each month. Board membership begins with initial one-year term that can be renewed for three years and then two years for a total of six years, all pending approval of the board.

About L.A. Commons

 

L.A. Commons, a project of Community Partners, works in neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles; facilitating artistic processes, open to all, that result in highly visible public art projects that tell dynamic neighborhood stories. L.A. Commons builds community by validating the importance of local narratives, enhancing the sense of belonging felt by a broad range of stakeholders and encouraging stronger ties between the people and places of Los Angeles.

 

Developed by artists in collaboration with local youth, our Neighborhood Story Connection projects create a genuine artistic expression that illuminates an important aspect of the community’s culture or history.  Trekking LA provides an opportunity for visitors from other parts of Los Angeles, and tourists from outside the region, to discover and experience these arts and cultural projects, as well as the authentic food, music, festivals and rich cultural history of the communities.  From sampling barbecue in neighborhoods across Los Angeles, to listening to jazz music and watching dancing from around the world, these tours spur both increased cultural interaction and economic activity. Through these two inter-connected and integrated programs, LA Commons pursues its mission of educating, empowering and enriching neighborhoods, while promoting greater understanding, engagement and connectedness for all residents of, and visitors to, the city of Los Angeles.

2016 Summer Marketing Intern Position Filled

April 1, 2016

Internship 10-week Project: The intern will execute marketing strategies the fourth annual Day of the Ancestor: Festival of Masks (FOM) and the tenth season of LA Common’s cultural tourism initiative, Trekking LA: Local Adventures in a Global City. The marketing intern will play an important role in disseminating information about the FOM workshops and festival, […]

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Seeking Development Manager

December 18, 2015

Part-time to Full-time LA Commons helps L.A.’s diverse neighborhoods give voice to their unique stories through community-based arts programs. Created by local emerging artists, these projects express the cultural and historical essence of the communities.  With our Trekking LA and Found LA programs, LA Commons introduces visitors from other parts of Los Angeles to these […]

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Seeking Development Board of Directors Member for LA Commons

December 18, 2015

L.A. Commons is seeking a Development Board member who will work with the governance team, including fellow board members and the Executive Director, to lead the board in carrying out its role in the cultivation, stewardship and solicitation of donors. The expectation is that he or she will provide guidance and expertise on all current […]

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2015 Day of the Ancestors: Festival of Masks

June 12, 2015

Los Angeles, CA (June 2015): Now in its fifth year, Day of the Ancestors: Festival of Masks is an innovative community event scheduled for Sunday, June 28, 2015 in Leimert Park, the African American cultural hub of Los Angeles. Its goal is to foster cultural education, awareness, and understanding while promoting the rich legacy and […]

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Summer Marketing Intern Job Opportunity

April 1, 2015

Internship 10-week Project: The intern will execute marketing strategies the fifth annual Day of the Ancestor: Festival of Masks (FOM) and the nineth season of LA Common’s cultural tourism initiative, Trekking LA: Local Adventures in a Global City. The marketing intern will play an important role in disseminating information about the FOM workshops and festival, […]

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4th Annual Found L.A.: FREE Festival of Neighborhoods on Sun., Oct. 19th Celebrates L.A.’s GREAT STREETS in Honor of Mayor Garcetti’s Program

September 16, 2014

Los Angeles, CA (September 12, 2014) On Sunday, October 19, 2014, the non-profit L.A. Commons (www.lacommons.org) will host its 4th annual Found L.A: Festival of Neighborhoods, and its first based on a mayoral theme, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Great Streets Program. Angelenos will explore the main arteries of neighborhoods around the city, developed and […]

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Seeking Finance Board of Directors Member for LA Commons

February 11, 2014

L.A. Commons is seeking a Finance Board of Directors member who will work with the governance team, including fellow board members and the Executive Director, to review financial data and make recommendations in order to increase effectiveness in support of the organization’s mission and programs. This board member will have specific responsibilities for: • Communicating […]

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3rd Annual Found LA:Festival of Neighborhoods

August 30, 2013

A FESTIVAL TO CELEBRATE LOS ANGELES NEIGHBORHOODS   Sunday, October 20, 2013, LA Commons will host the third annual Found LA: Festival of Neighborhoods.  This year’s theme, “The River of Your Imagination” invites Angelinos to explore the range of ways they interact with the LA River.  Los Angeles culture seekers will be able to: Visit […]

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Call for Lead Visual Artists – Position Filled

February 15, 2013

Call for Lead Visual Artists Building Healthy Communities (BHC) – South LA LA Commons Public Art Project Deadline March 1, 2013   LA Commons develops artistic and cultural projects that reveal the unique stories of L.A.’s Neighborhoods and engage visitors through cultural tours.  LA Commons and Building Healthy Communities South LA are hosting a unique […]

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Marketing Intern – JOB OPPORTUNITY

February 11, 2013

Marketing Intern LA Commons helps L.A.’s diverse neighborhoods give voice to their unique stories through community-based arts programs. Created by local emerging artists, these projects express the cultural and historical essence of the communities. With its Trekking LA program, LA Commons introduces visitors from other parts of Los Angeles, as well as tourists from outside […]

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Community Arts Project Associate – Position Filled

February 11, 2013

LA Commons Community Arts Program LA Commons works to create cultural connections among LA neigborhoods through cultural tourism and the creation of temporary works of public art created by youth artists and professional artists that share the unique stories of LA neighborhoods.   Job Description The LA Commons Project Associate will work as a core […]

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Trekking LA Neighborhood Docents Provide Access to Diverse Los Angeles Communities

May 25, 2012

Los Angeles, CA (May 2012)   On the heels of the anniversary of the 1992 Los Angeles Civil Unrest, a cadre of local docents will take to the streets to make their neighborhoods more accessible and to break down barriers of race, class and geography.  These neighborhood docents will be working as part of Trekking L.A., […]

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Trekking LA Tour Series set to Launch Sunday with San Pedro Tour Led by Local

May 15, 2012

Trekking LA Tour Series set to Launch Sunday with San Pedro Tour Led by Local First of 35 tours led by trained neighborhood docents throughout the summer What: On Sunday, May 20, 2012, the non-profit L.A. Commons—with the mission to connect people across Los Angeles’ vast metropolis through the artistic, social and cultural projects that […]

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Press Release – LA Commons Public Art Banner Project Opens Along Expo Line!

April 27, 2012

Works by young artists celebrate the neighborhood **Opening Event and Receptions on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 11:00am ** Check in at LA Commons Booth at USC Location. As South Los Angeles marks the historic opening of the Expo Line and welcomes new rail travelers to the neighborhood, the University of Southern California and its partners celebrate […]

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Press Release — “Found L.A.” Program

September 1, 2011

MEDIA CONTACT: Julie Du Brow 310-821-2463 tel Julie@dubroworks.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Councilman Eric Garcetti Gives Atwater Tour as Part of Oct. 1st “Found L.A.” Program Launch Free Citywide Event from L.A. Commons Showcases Culturally Dynamic Neighborhoods Through the Eyes of Local Residents Los Angeles, CA (September 2011) Eric Garcetti, President of the Los Angeles City […]

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Press Release: Trekking LA Tour 2011; Uncovering Undiscovered Boyle Heights

August 11, 2011

Contact: Karen Mack Karen@lacommons.org 213.705.4457 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Trekking LA Tour 2011: Uncovering Undiscovered Boyle Heights LOS ANGELES, CA — August 11, 2011 — On August 21st 2011, LA Commons continues a summer series of tours with an exploration of the rich hidden gems to be found in Los Angeles’ Boyle Heights. Grand Performances and […]

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