Welcome to the Empowerment Congress!

The Empowerment Congress, a distinctive and deliberate national model of civic engagement built on the core principles of participatory democracy, reciprocal accountability, and intentional civility, is a dynamic partnership among neighborhood groups, residents, nonprofit organizations, businesses, religious institutions, and community leaders within the diverse communities of Los Angeles County’s Second Supervisorial District. Please click 'Know More' to learn more about our organization.

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Annual Summit
Annual Summit

The 23rd Annual Empowerment Congress Summit was held on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at the University of Southern California. Over 1,200 attendees heard from Prof. Cornel West and attended workshops hosted by our committees...   

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Leadership Institute
Leadership Institute

The Empowerment Congress Leadership Institute (ECLI) utilizes the dynamic model of civic and community engagement pioneered by the Empowerment Congress to provide participants both theoretical and practical strategies to improve...   

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Committees
Committees

Consistent with its mission to educate, engage, and empower, the EC allows constituents to enhance their communities and affect change through its nine committees. Committees meet monthly and offer vital programs and events through the year...

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Upcoming Events
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23rd Annual Summit - Chaos or Community: 50 Years Later
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