The purpose of this workshop is to educate participants on how three major government bodies in the County of Los Angeles operate that greatly impact the Second District: the County of Los Angeles, City of Los Angeles, and the Los Angeles Unified School District. A fundamental understanding of their role and how they function is critical to empowering community residents. Knowledge of the public policy setting process allows community residents to effectively impact the process. This workshop will present a case study of how to effectively engage these three government entities from the grassroots level.