My Bucket List LA

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My Bucket List LA

About Your Application

Organization(s) name(s):

Independent Team of LA Residents

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Describe Your Organization(s)

Non-profit organization

For-profit organization


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Team formed through human centered design class.

In one sentence, please describe what your organization does.


We design community solutions using human-centered design through and Acumen.

In one to three sentences, please describe your proposal.


My Bucketlist LA Recipe: Serving the city + Learning the city + Connecting to the people of the city. Now repeat [you’ll have too much fun not to].

My Bucketlist LA uses an interactive platform/map interface in order for targeted audieinces (e.g., new residents, college students, community leaders (neighborhood council members)) to easily navigate and connect with each other through curated community and cultural events focused around volunteerism, play/fun, and food.

Where will you be working? Please be specific (e.g. Third Street Middle School; Boyle Heights; LA County).

Central LA

East LA

San Gabriel Valley

San Fernando Valley

South LA


South Bay

Antelope Valley

County of Los Angeles (countywide)

City of Los Angeles (citywide)


Other (please specify below):

How do you plan to use these resources to make change? (check all that apply)

Conduct research

Engage residents and stakeholders

Implement a pilot or new project

Expand a pilot or program

Mobilize for systems change

Advocate with policymakers and leaders

Implement and track policy

Other (please specify below):

How will your proposal improve the following “Connect” metrics? (check all that apply)

Rates of volunteerism

Voting rates by race

Adults getting sufficient social & emotional support

Median travel time to work

Attendance at cultural events

Number of public transit riders

Participation in neighborhood councils

Percentage of Angelenos that volunteer informally (Dream Metric)

Government responsiveness to residents’ needs (Dream Metric)

Transit-accessible housing and employment (the share of housing units and percentage of jobs that are located near transit)

Total number of local social media friends and connections (Dream Metric)

Attendance at public/open streets gatherings (Dream Metric)

Residential segregation (Dream Metric)

Access to free wifi (Dream Metric)

Describe in greater detail how you will make LA the best place to connect.


LA is one of the most diverse cities in the world with over 40 languages spoken. Many communities, however, remain somewhat isolated, either in what is culturally familiar to them, what is accessible to them in terms of transportation, or based on any number of demographic factors. Our vision is to partner with neighborhood councils, local organizations, local colleges, and corporate human resources departments, to connect people to everything that is Los Angeles. We want people to experience the texture and various aspects of the city so that they can have a deeper connection, to walk away from these events having learned something new and calling LA “my city.” My Bucket List LA will incorporate volunteerism, local restaurants, events, and cultural/historical activities, while facilitating social connection across professional, racial, ethnic, and socio-economic lines. We will tap into the existing cultural richness and natural diversity of our city to help expand participants’ overall experience as Angelenos. We believe the structure of these events would provide exposure to social issues, more awareness and understanding of those issues, and further civic engagement.

Please explain how you will evaluate your work.


We plan to evaluate with feedback from participating individuals and organizations. Surveys and feedback will provide us with concrete information to improve our programs and ways to move forward with growth.

How can the LA2050 community and other stakeholders help your proposal succeed? (check all that apply)

Money (financial capital)

Volunteers/staff (human capital)

Publicity/awareness (social capital)

Infrastructure (building/space/vehicles, etc.)


Technical infrastructure (computers, etc.)

Community outreach

Network/relationship support

Quality improvement research

Other (please specify below):

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Submission Began
Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Submission Ended
Tuesday, October 06, 2015
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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Voting Ended
Tuesday, November 03, 2015
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Winner Announced
Tuesday, December 08, 2015