LAX Community Relations Division

6053 W. Century Blvd., Suite 301
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Phone: 424-646-7450
Email: [email protected]

The LAX Community Relations Division develops and implements ongoing community outreach programs designed to optimize effective two-way communications with neighboring communities. The division is heavily focused on establishing and maintaining strong partnerships with local businesses and stakeholders in the surrounding areas. 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, volunteerism and community and civic participation.

Community Partnerships

In order to foster strong partnerships and stay connected with communities in the LAX area, LAX Community Relations is a proud member and supporter of several local Chambers of Commerce, including El Segundo, Culver City, Inglewood/Airport Area, LAX Coastal and Hawthorne. The division also holds membership with civic and service organizations like the Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs, and is involved with supporting many non-profits in the area including the USO at LAX, Airport Marina Counseling Center, St. Margaret’s Center and Westchester YMCA.

Educational Programs

LAX Community Relations have educational outreach programs that introduce the future generations to the world of aviation and business. Aviation Careers Education (ACE) Academy is a fun, interactive aviation summer camp for middle and high school students who are interested in a career associated with aviation and aerospace. LAX also hosts Job Shadow Day and Aviation Career Day for local students.

Internships and Volunteer Opportunities

Los Angeles World Airports’ Gateways Program is specifically designed to open doors and create career paths into the aviation industry for local high school and college students. The program provides students with valuable exposure to aviation-related careers, and gain significant real-world work experience opportunities. The Gateways Program has two options for students which are determined by the student’s eligibility:

The Gateways College Internship Program is a paid internship program that was developed to provide supplemental support for the current and projected increased workload demand at Los Angeles World Airports. Student Professional Workers are hired on a part-time basis to help gain valuable work experience and also provide future career opportunities with the City of Los Angeles.

The Gateways Student Volunteer Program provides students an opportunity to volunteer in various divisions at LAX and Van Nuys offices based on their career interests. Students also have the opportunity to volunteer for the Federal Aviation Administration in the Human Resources and Air Traffic Controller offices.


LAX Community Relations embraces and promotes the value of teamwork, community service and stewardship. Team LAWA, the employee volunteer program, has participated in various events throughout the year such as the L.A. Marathon Health & Fitness Expo, March of Dimes Walk and Coastal Cleanup Day.


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