Para Los Ninos YWS success story Damaris Flores next to “A Primera Hora” host Cecilia Bogran
Para Los Niños Youth Workforce Services (YWS) student Damaris Flores appeared on Univision 34 Friday, May 5, to promote the HIRE LA’s Youth program and share her success story with thousands of viewers throughout Southern California.

With assistance from Para Los Niños YWS, Ms. Flores, 21, was placed at a job with the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks and is currently juggling her job with the City while finishing up a degree in Sociology at California State University Los Angeles. Ms. Flores shared her story during a segment offering advice to teens on how to find summer jobs, which was broadcast on Univision 34’s “A Primera Hora” a Spanish language morning lifestyle show broadcast from Northern San Diego County to Santa Barbara County.

HIRE LA’s Youth is a program geared to help Angelenos ages 14-24 find their “first time” job experience and set them on the path to become lifetime earners. Nearly 4,000 youth have signed up for the 2017 summer program as of May 8.

This story is part of the EWDD UPDATES Newsletter from the week of 5/08/2017. Read this issue and more.