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Watts Rising offers a number of ways to get involved in creating a greener, healthier Watts, from free services and programs like solar panels and trees for your home, to joining a walking club or a school safety collaborative, and much more! Join our mailing list to get the latest updates on Watts Rising opportunities.

Make sure to view our CALENDAR and for the latest events and our JOB BOARD for job and subcontracting opportunities!

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, some Watts Rising services and programs listed below have been postponed until further notice. Please sign-up using the form below to learn more about each program and for the latest news on program and service availability from Watts Rising.

Programs Currently Available from Watts Rising

The Watts Rising Services listed below are currently accepting applications and/or are in operation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

ELECTRIC VEHICLE REBATE PROGRAM

LADWP now offers a rebate up to $2,000 through the Used EV Rebate Program for used electric vehicles (EVs) purchased on or after September 1, 2019 for Watts residents and other disadvantaged communities (DAC's)! Click here to learn more.


INSTALL A FREE SOLAR SYSTEM OR GET AN ENERGY EFFICIENT RETROFIT FOR YOUR HOME

Watts Rising is offering free installation of solar panels or energy efficiency upgrades for qualifying Watts residents. Visit www.solarwatts.org/ to see if you qualify.


PLANT A MINI FARM IN YOUR YARD

Become a Watts Yardener by growing a mini-farm in your yard with training and resources from WLCAC. For more information, contact Ava Post at apost@wlcac.org, 323-923-2494.


PLANT A TREE IN YOUR YARD OR BLOCK

Join us for an upcoming street tree planting event or learn how you can take home a free tree to plant in your yard by contacting Lizbeth Williams at watts@treepeople.org or (818) 623-4892.


GET FREE PRODUCE

Pick up free produce at WLCAC’s free market every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. Sign up for tickets at 10AM to pick up produce at the market from 12-1:30PM at 10950 S Central Ave. Contact Ava Post, apost@wlcac.org or 323-923-2494 for more info.


PARTICIPATE IN THE SCHOOL SAFETY MEETING

Discuss approaches to school safety at the Watts Regional School Safety Collaborative every 2nd Tuesday of the month, 4-5:30PM hosted via Zoom. Contact Saul Garcia at UPI for more info, sgarcia@urbanpeaceinstitute.org or join the Zoom meeting here (Meeting ID: 818 4330 9476 | Passcode: 372719) or call in +1 669 900 9128 US Passcode: 372719


FIND A JOB THROUGH WATTS RISING

For jobs and training opportunities with Watts Rising partners, see the Jobs section of this newsletter or visit or JOBS page for the latest positions.

Programs Postponed due to COVID-19

The Watts Rising Services listed below are temporarily postponed due to COVID-19. Join our mailing list using the form at the top of this page for the latest updates on service availability

PARTICIPATE IN A BICYCLE SAFETY CLASS

Get ready to ride! Contact East Side Riders at www.esrbc.org to join their Bicycle Education and Safety Training (B.E.A.S.T) classes and learn more about bike safety.


JOIN THE WALKING CLUB

Join the weekly Watts Rising Walking Club for some exercise, conversation, and information on services and programs available to Watts residents. Every Friday at 7:30AM, meet at either 103rd St and Weigand Ave or Grape Street Elementary, 1940 E 111th St. Both groups meet up at the end of their routes at Watts Towers. Contact Saul Garcia at UPI for more info, sgarcia@urbanpeaceinstitute.org


TRY AN ELECTRIC CAR

Interested in testing out the electric vehicles coming to Watts? neghterafi@greencommuter.org or (323) 205-6285