President's Message - Welcome to Los Angeles YMF!

Welcome to the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Los Angeles Younger Member Forum (LA YMF) web page. Whether your interest lies in K-12 outreach, technical development, community service, sports and social events or anything in between, we have something for you to get involved in!

Our monthly board meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month and are open to everyone so please come along and introduce yourself. Also, be sure to sign up for our weekly newsletter to stay informed of what we have planned.

I look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events or committee meetings. If you have any questions, please get in touch with me.

Sabrina Rivera
President - LA Younger Member Forum

Sponsor an ASCE Event!


ASCE LA YMF provides more than 100 membership events a year, including technical tours & presentations, community service events, STEM outreach events for K-12 schools, professional development workshops for engineering university students, and more! We also give out scholarships and host multiple major annual events with attendances up to 700 people! This year, these award-winning events include Los Angeles Engineers Week (E-Week), High School Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition (PSBC), Student Night & Job Fair (SNJF), and the Western Region Younger Member Conference (WRYMC 2017). Membership fees and allocations have consistently only covered about 10% of our costs, and the rest comes from the fundraising efforts of our dedicated volunteers and the generosity of our corporate sponsors. Consider sponsoring one of our major events today! Below are the Sponsorship Levels for one event.

Multiple Event Sponsor    Single Event Sponsor
City of Angeles Sponsor: $7000
Platinum Sponsor: $2500
Mulholland Sponsor: $4000
Gold Sponsor: $1500
Getty Sponsor: $1750
Silver Sponsor: $1000
  Bronze Sponsor: $500

Or sponsor all four events with the City of Angels Sponsor ($7000) and receive maximum platinum level marketing benefits at all four events! Marketing benefits vary depending on sponsorship levels and discounted rates apply for sponsoring multiple events.  Click here to view our event sponsorship packages.

Have questions? Please get in touch with our Fundraising Chair: sabrina.rivera@arcadis.com. All donations are tax-deductible.

Upcoming LA YMF Events

  • From December 02, 2017 12:00 am to December 29, 2017 11:59 pm

    Event Information:
    ASCE Los Angeles Section Younger Member Forum is proud to introduce this year's scholarships and awards for ASCE Student Members and University Chapters.  Please forward the Scholarship webpage to your Student Members of ASCE. Students have the opportunity to fill out the applications and requirements to help offset their college tuition and network with civil engineering professionals in the Los Angeles area at the Student Night and Job Fair awards ceremony!  

    For additional information, please contact the 2017 Scholarship Committee Chair, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    2017-12-02 00:00:00
    2017-12-29 23:59:59
  • From December 12, 2017 6:30 pm to December 12, 2017 8:00 pm

    Event Information:

    Join us at the December LA YMF Board meeting! This is a great opportunity to find out more about our upcoming events, how you can get involved in our fun and active organization and how you can help with our outreach, networking, and professional development activities!. All meetings include free dinner. Click here for parking info.

    What:    Monthly ASCE LA YMF Board Meeting
    When:   December 12th, 2017 6:30-8:00pm
    Where:  LA City Dept of Public Works, 7th floor Conference Room #7063 (1149 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015)
    Contact: Kevin Woods at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Secretary) or
                  Ruwanka Purasinghe at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (President)
    2017-12-12 18:30:00
    2017-12-12 20:00:00
  • From December 16, 2017 9:00 am to December 16, 2017 2:00 pm

    Event Information:

    We will be volunteering with the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, a local non-profit organization, helping those interested in becoming U.S. citizens apply for citizenship. Prospective volunteers should look at the Pro Bono Training Institute (PBTI) segment on completion of the Naturalization form. Please make an account to view the trainings by following the PBTI link at:  http://pbtraining.org/. Naturalization 101 and the Filling out the N-400 modules are the most important ones for persons who are going to assist on the one-on-one form completion. All forms will be QA/QC’d by lawyers; but for a better understanding, the other modules under Naturalization are optional. A copy of the blank N-400 form is attached, so volunteers watching the training video can follow along. Alternatively, an in-person training date may be coordinated if there is enough interest. Please fill out the Confidentiality Agreement and Non staff Volunteer Form. All volunteers are welcome, special need for bilingual speakers (Spanish-English).

    What: Naturalization (Citizen) Workshop - Handle one-on-one interviews/form completion, serve as runners for copying forms, and directing the public.

    When: 9AM – 2PM, Saturday, December 16, 2017

    Where: Ron Olson Justice Center, 1550 W. 8th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017

    Contact: Zuleyka Marquez (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)


    2017-12-16 09:00:00
    2017-12-16 14:00:00
  • From December 17, 2017 8:00 am to December 17, 2017 12:30 pm

    Event Information:

    Come join us for our December hike to Echo Mountain via the Sam Merrill Trail.  We'll meet at the trailhead to Cobb Estate at Lake Ave and E Loma Alta Dr in Altadena at 8am. We'll get to check out the cool ruins of an old railroad as well as the estate that was created at the end of the hike. If our group is feeling especially ambitious, we can go farther to Inspiration Point or just stick with this relatively easy 6 mile hike. Try the echophone at the top and truly understand the meaning of the mountain.

    When: Sunday, December 17th at 8:00am-12:30pm
    Where: Sam Merrill Trail, Altadena, CA 91001 (Corner of Lake and Alta Loma)
    Cost: FREE

    2017-12-17 08:00:00
    2017-12-17 12:30:00
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