LA:RISE Participant Gains Job Experience, Inspired to Pursue New Career
The Los Angeles Regional Initiative for Social Enterprise (LA:RISE) program participant Christopher, recently gained work experience with social enterprise partner LA Conservation Corps that inspired him to pursue a career in landscaping or natural water preservation.
Before he joined LA:RISE, Christopher was not working or enrolled in school, putting him at risk for homelessness. After watching his sister succeed at LA Conservation Corps, Christopher knew it was the opportunity he needed to achieve economic stability.
West Adams WorkSource and LAUSD DACE Partner in Security Training Course
The West Adams WorkSource Center recently partnered with the LAUSD Division of Adult and Career Education (DACE) to launch a 40-hour security training course at the Los Angeles Technology Center.
The WorkSource Center covers tuition costs and fees for students. Graduates from the two-week course earn their guard card, a license issued by the California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) also recently joined the program as a recruiter.
Held in South LA, staff from EWDD’s YouthSource, WorkSource and BusinessSource Centers worked the booths all weekend, an example of EWDD’s community outreach efforts to inform Angelenos about EWDD’s services for youth, job seekers and entrepreneurs. In addition, a representative from the North San Fernando Valley WorkSource, overseen by EWDD partner Youth Policy Institute provided extra coverage to assist EWDD.
DPW Bureau of Sanitation Celebrates Hire LA’s Youth Graduates
The City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works, Bureau of Sanitation held a culmination ceremony Friday July 26, 2019 celebrating 21 Hire LA’s Youth interns.
The bureau has partnered with EWDD for several years to utilize funding from the Hire LA’s Youth program for its “Summer Introduction to Engineering and Science Program,” a six-week program where interns work in the Bureau’s various divisions providing assistance to engineers, office clerks and administrators.
Compass Rose Collaborative Re-Entry Program Reports Results
The Compass Rose Collaborative (CRC) Re-Entry Program recently released a performance report announcing that 95 percent of participants completed 120 hours of training to receive a Safety Pre-Apprentice Certificate.
The report, which covers January through July 2019, said that 84 percent of CRC participants are currently employed full-time or part time. The program, which targets all of Los Angeles County, is geared toward youth participants between ages 18-24 who have recently been paroled or are on probation.
Hollywood BusinessSource Helps Entrepreneur Secure $2K Loan to Expand Business
The Hollywood BusinessSource Center helped Matias Vanegas, owner of American Cleaning Company, secure a $2,000 microloan to build his website, advertise, and purchase uniforms to expand his business.
Matias, an El Salvador native with many years of experience in the commercial cleaning industry, launched his own commercial cleaning company in mid-2017. He recently met with a business coach at the Hollywood BusinessSource Center who helped Matias complete a needs assessment and analyzed his financials.
Operated by EWDD partner Archdiocesan Youth Employment (AYE), the center represents a partnership between EWDD, the Los Angeles County Department of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services and the LACCD as part of a larger effort to
Boyle Heights Technology YouthSource Welcomes 80 Hire LA’s Youth Interns
The Boyle Heights Technology YouthSource Center (YSC) launched its Hire LA’s Youth summer internship program this week with more than 80 participants.
On Monday July 15, 2019, participants were required to attend a mandatory internship prep session that taught students about workplace expectations, performance evaluations, goal setting, complaint procedures, safety, time sheet instructions and grounds for termination. All participants will be placed at a worksite intended to provide a meaningful work experience.
Vernon-Central/LATTC WSC Helps Re-Entry Job Seeker Land Union Job
The Vernon-Central/Los Angeles Technical Trade College WorkSource Center recently helped re-entry job seeker Armando Martin join the Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local #4 union and obtain a job with a contractor that is helping build the new $4 billion LA Rams Stadium.
“No one who achieves success does so without the help of others. Today I have the privilege of expressing my gratitude to those that have been catalyst for me in achieving that success from day one of orientation to my employment today. I’ve learned how to
Mid-City BSC Helps Entrepreneur Obtain $125K Loan to Expand Studio
The Mid-City Region BusinessSource Center recently helped longtime client Sam Rypinski obtain a $125,000 Small Business Administration (SBA) Community Advantage loan to expand Riverside Studios, LLC.
The studio has been providing services to the needs of artists, film, and photo professionals since 2014. Sam previously worked with the Mid-City BSC for assistance with a start-up loan to launch Everybody Los Angeles, a fitness center that primarily serves the LGBT community by providing them a safe place to strengthen and heal.