The Empowerment Congress West Neighborhood Development Council (ECWANDC) grew out of the “Campaign for a New Eighth District” initiated by Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas on January 23, 1992 to enhance the quality of life for Los Angeles residents. Starting in 2002, the ECWANDC is now part of a citywide system of neighborhood councils established under Article X of the Los Angeles City Charter to promote more citizen participation in government and make government more responsive to local needs. ECWA was certified by the city of Los Angeles on March 23, 2002.

General Meetings – 1st Saturday of the month @ 10am
Baldwin Hill Crenshaw Plaza, Community room, 3650 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., LA 90008

Board Meetings– 3rd Monday of the month @ 6:30pm
Fire Station 94, Community room, 4470 Coliseum St., LA 90016