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The Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Community Relations Division develops and implements ongoing community outreach programs designed to optimize effective two-way communications with various publics.

A key focus of the division is establishing programs and services that address the needs and concerns of surrounding airport communities through opportunities such as youth programs, aviation education, a speakers bureau, and community and civic participation. In addition, the division handles liaison activities with community-based organizations and oversees public agency-private industry partnerships.

Using a positive, proactive approach to providing meaningful public involvement opportunities, the division's work reflects Los Angeles World Airports' (LAWA's) commitment to balancing the need for regional economic growth with the needs of residential communities.

LAX Community Relations Division
6053 W. Century Blvd., Suite 301
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Phone: (424)646-7450
FAX: (424)646-9241
What's New


Newsletter Fall 2013

 ACE Flyer 

LAX ACE Video

ACE Application

Aviation Career Ed
Van Nuys Aviation Careers Education
 

Newsletters - LAX Community Updates

For past newsletter online publication, click here.

Community Advertising

Programs

  • Flight Path Learning Center
    The Flight Path Learning Center of Southern California is dedicated to recognizing and preserving Southern California's aerospace heritage as well to guiding individuals and young people and their education paths toward careers in science and technology with emphasis on aviation/aerospace. LAWA is represented on its board of directors.
     Link to full detail 
     Public Art Display – Flight Path Learning Center 
  • Airport Tours
    Los Angeles World Airports' Community Relations Division is offering tours every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00 am for 2nd grade students and above at the Flight Path Learning Center Museum. Students will have an opportunity to tour the museum which features a panoramic mural saluting the 100th anniversary of flight and includes authentic historic photographs from Southern California's formative years of aviation through the 21st Century. Other exhibits include models, photographs, uniforms and other artifacts highlighting the role of airlines, aircraft manufacturers, and aerospace companies that influenced the history of Southern California. Tours also include a live broadcast of air traffic controllers from the FAA tower and, depending on availability, special presentations are made by LAX's K-9 Bomb Detection Unit and Fire Department.  For more information, call Dauna Semon at (424) 646-7284 or click here... Flight Path Flyer for Schools.

  • LAX Area Advisory Committee
    Community Relations serves as the liaison with the 19-member LAX Area Advisory Committee which includes representatives of communities adjacent to LAX. The committee works in conjunction with the Board of Airport Commissioners and airport staff to review airport operations issues that may impact their communities and to develop recommendations that address these issues. Meetings are held the second Thursday of the month, 7 p.m., at the Samuel Greenberg Board Room in the Clifton A. Moore Administration Building at Los Angeles International Airport, 1 World Way, Los Angeles, California, 90045. Visit www.lawa.org for more information and committee agendas.
    Link to full detail 

  •  LAWA Speaks
    This community outreach program offers presentations to community, business and civic organizations at their locations. Topics cover all aspects of LAX, including History and Overview, Economic Impact, Environmental Efforts, Careers in Aviation, Airport Enhancements, Airport Operations, Public Safety, Small Business Outreach, Passenger Services, and more. Please contact Shirley Hoffmann at(424) 646-7450 for more information.
    Link to full detail 

  • Team LAWA
    Team LAWA is a group of Los Angeles World Airport employees who volunteer their time for various projects in the communities surrounding LAX. Whether it is planting flowers at a local school or painting benches at a local park, Team LAWA is out there to improve our communities.

  • Community and Special Events
    In addition to hosting its own airport-related special events, Los Angeles World Airports supports it communities by sponsoring and participating in selected industry and aviation-related community events. The division's involvement includes staffing exhibits at and publicizing events that tie into the airport's activities and help increase awareness of LAX's community outreach and educational programs and services. 

  • Affiliations with Chambers of Commerce/Civic Organizations
    Representatives from the division maintain a strong community presence by representing LAX as directors on the boards of local Chambers of Commerce and community organizations.
    Link to full detail

Educational Outreach

  •  Wings to Fly Mentoring Program 
    This mentoring program connects airport employees as positive adult role models with at-risk youth in local high schools. Students come to LAX twice a month for professionally facilitated workshops, guest speakers and one-on-one time with their mentors, and learn about airport opportunities in a fun atmosphere. The nonprofit Youth Mentoring Connection administers the program as a partner with Los Angeles World Airports.

  •  AIRCademics 
    This education program includes an eight-week curriculum promoting learning in the subjects of science, math and reasoning while providing youth an introduction to aviation.

  • ACE Academy
    Los Angeles International Airport's Aviation Career Education (ACE) Academy is a free week-long motivational program to provide students with a basic understanding of career opportunities within the aviation industry, as well as a general knowledge about LAX.  These academies are open to students in Junior High and High School from surrounding neighborhood.  Students attend site visits and presentations by organizations such as the Federal Aviation Administration, U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Los Angeles Fire Department, Long Beach Airport and several Los Angeles World Airports divisions. For more information, please click on the following links:
    -Application to enroll in ACE program: Application for ACE Program
    -Pictures: Slideshow for ACE Program
    -Flyer: ACE Program 2014 Flyer

Other Informational Programs/Services

  •  Website Infoline
    To ensure passengers and visitors receive the information they need to make their local travel experience a positive one, Community Relations responds to questions and comments submitted through the LAWA website at www.lawa.org.

  •  LAWA Historian
    Community Relations researches and responds to inquiries on historical issues associated with LAX.
    Link to full detail 

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