L.A. stories of inspiration and success

L.A. stories of inspiration and success

EWDD staff fill a section of Dodger stadium on July 25, 2023, for a department wide team building event
With new team members joining the department and in an effort to initiate more team-building, EWDD's leadership team sponsored its first EWDD Dodgers Night! Over 90 team members attended the Dodgers vs. the Toronto Blue Jays game held at Dodgers Stadium on Tuesday, July 25, 2023. EWDD staffers ate Dodger dogs and nachos, while laughing and sharing stories with colleagues, friends and family. Many team members even met other team members for the first time.

While it was an exciting game, the event also taught EWDD staffers a valuable lesson. “Do not leave the stadium until the final out has been recorded,” exclaimed EWDD General Manager Carolyn Hull. “I and so many other EWDD teammates left after the seventh inning when the Dodgers were trailing. As I was leaving the stadium, I thought to myself, ‘Maybe I should stay- they could still pull this out,’ but I did not listen, and the Dodgers mounted a four-run 9th inning to complete the improbable 8-7 comeback win!”

This team-building event would not have been possible without EWDD’s leadership team, including Jamie Francisco, Blair Miller, and the entire Executive Team. Los Angeles has a strong professional sports presence with our renowned basketball, football, soccer and hockey teams. In support of our diverse city, EWDD plans on hosting more of these sporting events in the future. And staying until the end.

EWDD offers a variety of services, programs and benefits to the entire Los Angeles City community. BusinessSource Centers offer resources to microenterprises, small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs that help revitalize our economy and strengthen our local communities. WorkSource Centers support both job seekers and local business by offering free job training, resume and placement services, and employment and HR support for businesses. YouthSource Centers provide our teens and young adults assistance with completing high school and getting into college, finding a career path and skills training, and mentoring with all around support. Whatever you need, EWDD is here to help you achieve your goals.

This story is part of the EWDD UPDATES from the week of July 31, 2023. Read this issue and more.