City Impact Lab is a monthly breakfast attended by a diverse range of distinguished Los Angeles leaders. Every month, we feature a new speaker and engaging workshop activities — CURRENTLY HELD ONLINE!
Capri Maddox is the Executive Director of the newly established Los Angeles City Department of Civil and Human Rights (CHRD). Mayor Eric Garcetti appointed Ms. Maddox to the position in February 2020 to address systemic racism and bias in the areas of commerce, education, employment, and housing.
Previously, Ms. Maddox served as Senior Advisor to City Attorney Michael N. Feuer. In that role, she was responsible for leading Special Projects on behalf of the elected City Attorney, such as: spearheading the City Attorney Business Support Program, creating the Foster Care Diversion Program, organizing the City Attorney Faith-Based Council, overseeing recruitment and outreach efforts, addressing key Neighborhood Council and City Council requests, participating in criminal and civil cases, and coordinating school safety projects with Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD).
During the 2018-2019 school year, Ms. Maddox served as Executive Director of Partnerships for LAUSD on a loan from the Office of the City Attorney to Southern California Grantmakers. During this one-year assignment, she assisted LAUSD in acquiring over $43 million dollars in resources for students in need and led several equity-based initiatives.
Ms. Maddox also served as the President of the Los Angeles Board of Public Works, as a Mayor Villaraigosa appointee. In this role, she managed 5,000 employees and an annual budget of $1.8 billion dollars to deliver basic infrastructure services to City residents. Before joining the Board of Public Works, Ms. Maddox served as a Deputy City Attorney in the following assignments: General Counsel Group – Neighborhood Empowerment, Complex Litigation, Neighborhood Prosecutor Program – LAPD’s Wilshire Station, and Central Trials – Criminal Branch. Prior to her legal career, she worked as a Community Development and Housing Analyst with the City of Glendale, and Earthquake Recovery Project Manager with the Los Angeles Housing Department.
Ms. Maddox is a member of First AME Church – Los Angeles, where she serves in both political and social ministries. In her spare time, she serves as a youth mentor with numerous community organizations and enjoys working on public interest projects. She resides in Los Angeles County with her husband, Kerman, and thirteen-year-old son.
City Impact Lab attendees come from all backgrounds, including government, the arts, neighborhoods, nonprofits, and business. Come connect with your future collaborators, mentors, and partners.
Make sure your webcam or phone/tablet camera is ready, as the program is interactive and engaging, which requires all participants to be on screen.
Each City Impact Lab breakfast begins with a presentation from a civic, business, and/or community leader who shares their personal experiences and strategies. We then conduct online activities that draw themes from the presentation and engage attendees on the challenges they are facing in their own work.
Cost: $10 (space is limited to 30 attendees, so register early. Access Pass and Partner Pass holders receive free admission)