Outreach

Building an active, united community

Up and down Robertson, the first wave of SORO street banners is now up, showing our pride in our neighborhood—and building awareness for the new SORO Walks at 7 initiative.

Become part of making SORO a better place to live and work. Attend one of the SORO NC meetings and get involved.

2009 Peace Picnic

Join us Sunday, September 13 between 1-4 pm at the Robertson Recreation Center (map) for the Fourth Annual Peace Picnic.

This free family event celebrates the United Nations' International Day of Peace. There will be a free buffet picnic lunch (until 2pm), live music, fun activities, arts and craft for the kids and more! (We recommend bringing a blanket to sit on.)

Click here to download the flyer.

12th Annual SoRo Community Festival

The 12th Annual SoRo Community Festival will take place on Sunday, June 7, 2009 from 12:00 noon to 5 pm. The Festival is located on South Robertson Boulevard, between Cattaraugus and Beverlywood St. (just north of Hamilton High School).

The goals of the SoRo Community Festival are to build bridges amongst our neighbors, local businesses and public service organizations and to celebrate the cultural diversity of our community. The Festival will include ethnic, vegetarian and kosher foods, a live music stage and lots of exciting artist and vendor booths. Plus, tons of activities for kids of all ages at Camp SoRo. There is no admission fee. Street parking is available.

Festival Music Line Up


12:00 - 12:45   |   Island Rhythms (Caribbean Steel Drum Band)
12:45 - 1:10   |   Rock Theatre (Live Dance & Vocal Performance)
1:15 - 1:30   |   Susan Bursk Founder's Award Presentation
1:30 - 2:00   |   Santa Monica Oceanaires (A Cappella Men's Chorus)
2:00 - 2:30   |   Pat Gorman (Country/Folk Singer/Songwriter)
2:30 - 3:15   |   Hamilton High School Jazz Ensemble (Directed by John Hamilton)
3:15 - 3:40   |   Rock Theatre (Live Dance & Vocal Performance)
3:45 - 5:00   |   Westside Crew (Top 40/Latin Soul)
Master of Ceremonies: Michael Cladis
Sound Master: John Lackner

Please check out the PSA on YouTube, which highlights the SoRo Festival in detail. You can also download a printable PDF of the Festival's music line up.

UPDATE: This year's festival was huge success. Thanks to everyone who worked hard to pull it all together, particularly our friends at SORO, Inc.

Outreach Committee

Outreach Committee

The Outreach Committee's goal is to bring together the South Robertson community electronically--through its new website, email updates and community reports--and personally, through events and programs that stakeholders within our boundaries can enjoy. Successful programs organized by this committee include an annual Town Hall, the street banner program along South Robertson and the SOROCard program. Stakeholder participation at both the committee and event levels can be a rewarding and productive experience. What better way to meet new people within your community?

In addition to its other work, the Outreach Committee is responsible for the following programs:



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Meeting archives

Not all meetings have supporting documents or minutes. Some documents are in PDF format, which requires the free Adobe Reader.

2017

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2012

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2011

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2010

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2009

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2008

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2009 Community Town Hall Meeting: CD-5 Candidates Forum

7pm on February 5, 2009 at Hamilton High School Cafeteria (map)
Co-sponsored by Palms Neighborhood Council

Come listen to the candidates for Council District 5 discuss the issues facing our city and our neighborhood. Moderated by the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles.

Click here to learn more.

UPDATE: Thanks to the candidates, the moderator, the many volunteers, our partners at Palms NC—and especially to all who attended and made the Candidates Forum such a success.

Robertson Activities League / Stepping Forward

The Robertson Activities League (RAL) came into being as a response to teenage violence in the community.

In July 2006, three youths in the La Cienega Heights area were shot and killed by gang activity. At a candlelight vigil, the brother of the first victim said, “I wish I had known there was this much support from the community without having to lose my sister.”

Taking that as a rallying cry, SORO NC collaborated with the Los Angeles Police Department, Hamilton High School and LAUSD, Robertson Rec Center staff, City Councilmen Herb Wesson and Jack Weiss and their teams, the City Attorney's office, Safe Passages personnel, local neighborhood associations, business owners and community members to develop the summer- and winter-break Robertson Activities League.

Under the leadership and management of community organizer Beth Ryan (and later, Robertson Recreation Center Director Brooke Powers), RAL created a safe haven for the students in the community who grow up with gang members as brothers, cousins, fathers and schoolmates through activities, field trips and athletics. 86 students attended the first program.

After a brief hiatus, the program was revived in 2011 as Stepping Forward. Once again run by Beth Ryan, Stepping Forward is a leadership development program that offers teens the opportunity to interact with community volunteers to learn more about art, music, acting, drawing, writing, sports, leadership skills and improving their reading and math skills. The teens also participate in sports and learn the benefits of working together as a team. They receive training, individualized coaching and support, and numerous group activities to supplement the one-to-one support.

Teens are also involved in character building exercises, as well as participate in solution-oriented discussions bringing the students more actively involved in their local community. The program takes them throughout SORO and Los Angeles, visiting places such as Fox Studios, Griffith Observatory, the Museum of Tolerance, etc. that they might never have the opportunity to experience. In the process, they build self-confidence and awareness of their local communities.

Introducing SORO Walks at 7

Starting this summer, SORO NC invites you to join the neighborhood as we launch SORO Walks at 7.

This isn't a one-time event: every evening at 7pm, neighbors and residents are encouraged to get out and walk. Take advantage of the beautiful weather, meet new friends and spend time with old ones. SORO Walks at 7 is the perfect chance to get the exercise we all need, spend quality time with those you love and enjoy our beautiful neighborhood.

Together we can build a stronger, safer, healthier and more connected community. One walk at a time.