Civic Leadership Forum

Saturday, March 5, 2022

The Junior League of Los Angeles (JLLA) is excited to invite you to the 2022 Civic Leadership Forum themed “See Her Soar.”

CLF is an annual spring event that raises awareness around the foster youth system. This year, it will be an experiential and educational speaking event that brings transitional age female foster youth voices to the table.

CLF 2022 celebrates the successes and achievements of current and former female foster youth in Los Angeles, encourages meaningful conversations between foster youth attendees and community leaders during roundtable discussions, features foster youth performances of powerful spoken word poetry, and participation from high profile political leaders.

Attendees will leave with tangible ways to take action and become advocates for change.

CLF 2022, sponsored by Janie Buss and the Lakers, with additional scholarships provided by the Skechers Foundation, will feature:

  • A message from Governor Newsom
  • Therapy dog experience
  • Giveaways for attendees
  • Conversations with exceptional foster youth attendees
  • KTLA morning anchor and foster youth advocate Chris Schauble as keynote speaker
  • Musical performance by Emmy Meli
  • Distinguished Panel: Educate, Inspire, Transform
    • Dean Sarah Gehlert, USC’s School of Social Work
    • Kathryn Barger, LA County Supervisor
    • Janeya Griffin, Technology Transfer Specialist for NASA

This event will be held on Saturday, March 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m in West Hollywood. The program will be held outdoors, and there will be a virtual option for those unable to join in person!

To attend the in-person event, please purchase a ticket here.

The attend the event virtually, please register here.

The Junior League of Los Angeles thanks the Lakers and Janie Buss for their support in making this event a success.