EWDD General Manager Jan Perry (center) with YouthSource Center participants at the LA County's Youth@Work launch event
Youth from six of EWDD’s YouthSource Centers (YSCs) showed up to support the Los Angeles County Department of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS) launch of the Youth@Work Summer Employment Program, the County’s counterpart to the City of Los Angeles Hire LA’s Youth program.

The Hire LA's Youth is a year-round program designed to give young Angelenos ages 14-24 their first work experience and place them on a career path as lifetime earners.

Youth@Work builds on the Earn and Learn model by pairing paid work experience with a comprehensive and strategic set of employment, training and support services provided through a network of America’s Job Centers of California (AJCCs). Youth@Work services are targeted to priority youth populations with the highest need, including: school dropouts, foster, probation, homeless, Transitional Age Youth (TAY), and CalWORKs youth.

The goal of Youth@Work is to provide youth with a menu of multilevel services that offer access to work experience, work readiness, personal enrichment training, academic and career counseling, and advanced career services.

Participants from YouthSource Centers all around Los Angeles were in attendence. Youth representatives came from Youth Opportunity Movement Boyle Heights and Watts, the East and Central Region run by Para Los Niños, the South Region run by Coalition for Responsible Community Development, the West Region run by UCLA, as well as participants of the summer youth program run by the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles.

EWDD General Manager Jan Perry and Charlie Woo, Chair of the City’s Workforce Development Board, were also in attendence to support the County’s event.

Learn more about EWDD Youth Services and the YouthSource Centers

This story is part of the EWDD UPDATES from the week of 7/2/2018. Read this issue and more.