High School Students To Learn About City Government
For more than 45 years, the City's Community Services Department has coordinated Youth in Government Day, which provides Anaheim high school students with a firsthand look at how city government plays an important role in their daily lives. With upcoming  elections, this year's program will partner with the City Clerk's Office and focus on the City's electoral process and voting procedures. This one day event will be held April 23 at City Hall, and offers participating students the opportunity to use actual voting equipment to cast their vote and elect their own Mayor and four Council Members, who will lead a mock city council meeting. Seven students or "candidates", selected from a pool of 40 applicants will deliver brief speeches on the City Council's P21's Initiative to run for the mayoral and council positions. To learn more, click here.
Upcoming Park Enhancements!

Did you know that in the coming years nearly 20 parks in Anaheim will be enhanced? This includes four new parks and two new dog parks! We believe that recreational play space helps promote the overall social health of our community that is more than 346,000 residents strong. As a part of the City's commitment to creating more park space and improving neighborhoods, a wide variety of park features have been planned to meet the diverse needs of our community. To learn more about which parks throughout our City will be upgraded, visit, anaheim.net/parkupgrades.

In the coming weeks, be on the lookout for large construction-like signs placed at each of these parks. They will give a visual preview of the upcoming park enhancements and their planned completion dates. 

Summer Showcase

Head on over to the Pearson Park Amphitheatre on Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to learn about upcoming recreational classes, meet instructors, and more. Best of all, if you sign up that day, you will receive a 10 percent discount ($10 max) for each class. Proof of residency required. To check what classes are being offered click here. 

Volunteer Fair

Come check out the Anaheim/OC Volunteer Fair on Tuesday, April 29 from 3:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the new Anaheim Convention Center Grand Plaza! Meet a wide variety of volunteer organizations, and learn about the many ways you can make a difference in your community. There will be nonprofit booths, entertainment, food trucks, local community leaders, and free parking. Click here, to learn more. 

Cinco de Mayo Festival

The annual Cinco de Mayo Festival will be held at La Palma Park from Thursday, May 1 through Sunday, May 4 with events scheduled throughout the week! Some of the festivities include: a carnival, food booths, live music and entertainment, and much more. Events vary by day, to learn more, click here.

Neighborhood Council Meetings
Get involved and attend your district's next Neighborhood Council Meeting. In partnership with community members and City staff, these quarterly meetings are intended to bring residents together to address issues important to improving the livability of your community and to hear the latest information about key efforts in the City. Next meetings will be held on May 15 (East), 21 (Central), and 22 (South), 28 (West). Click here.

Financial Workshops 

Is your child headed off to college or you just want to be smarter about saving your money? 

Throughout April and May the Anaheim Public Library is hosting a series of finance related workshops including Raising a Money Smart Child, Financial Advice for Teens, Summer Job Readiness for Teens, and How to Maximize Your Social Security Benefits. For a list of workshop dates, times, and library locations, click here. 


Addressing Homelessness
At the upcoming April 22 City Council meeting, staff will be presenting a workshop that will provide an overview of the City's ongoing efforts and highlight the partnerships focused on addressing the homelessness in our community. We are committed to finding long-term solutions that focus on the complex and interrelated problems that lead to homelessness. To learn more, click here.
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