The Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) helps unlock Los Angeles County’s economic potential by connecting workers to quality jobs, streamlining resources for businesses, and building vibrant, diverse communities. The DEO will further elevate the importance of unlocking our regional economic potential and ensuring economic sufficiency, mobility, and sustainability for all residents of LA County.
The Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWDD) goal is to steer economic development in a manner that yields thriving businesses, and creates job training and career opportunities for the City of Los Angeles. We work every day to deliver a strong and committed workforce, sustainable neighborhoods, and profitable communities throughout Los Angeles.
Bet Tzedek is a nonprofit law firm committed to providing justice, stability, and hope to individuals and families experiencing discrimination, structural disparities, and exploitation. Bet Tzedek offers free comprehensive legal services, education, and policy advocacy to individuals and families across Los Angeles County and beyond. In 2016, they launched their Small Business Development program to strengthen the economic base of underserved communities by providing free legal education and services to low- to moderate-income small business owners, with a focus on women, veterans, immigrants, limited English speaking, LGBTQ+, and BIPOC business owners.
Public Counsel is the nation’s largest provider of pro bono legal services, utilizing an innovative legal model to promote justice, hope, and opportunity in lower-income and communities of color in Los Angeles and across the nation. Through groundbreaking civil rights litigation, community building, advocacy, and policy change, as well as wide-ranging direct legal services that annually help thousands of people experiencing poverty, Public Counsel has fought to secure equal justice and opportunity for all for more than 50 years. Their diverse team works to protect the legal rights of disadvantaged children; represents immigrants; and fosters economic justice.
The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles is a nonprofit law firm that protects and advances the rights of the most underserved, leveling the playing field and ensuring that everyone can have access to the justice system. Every year, LAFLA provides free, high-quality legal services to more than 100,000 people living in poverty across Greater Los Angeles. Our unique combination of neighborhood offices, self-help centers at courthouses, and domestic violence clinics puts LAFLA on the front lines in vulnerable communities and at the forefront of change.