Young women from the Para Los Niños YouthSource Centers join the recently launched “Mujeres en Escalera” Latina empowerment program
Para Los Niños Central YouthSource Center recently launched “Mujeres en Escalera,” a Latina empowerment program comprised of 40 young women. The program offers gender specific programming for young Latina women.

The weekly sessions focus on social and emotional development designed to provide the women personal and academic support as they explore career paths, prepare for college and develop leadership and technology skills.

Participants will meet at least once a week during their junior and senior years of high school and their first year of college.

As a non-profit organization, Para Los Niños recognizes that the best path to higher lifelong earnings is a good education and consistent work experience. In partnership with the Economic and Workforce Development Department and LAUSD, Para Los Niños reengages disconnected youth back to school and the workforce, encouraging and motivating youth ages 16-24 to stay or re-engage in school and the workforce.

Learn more about the many programs and benefits offered through EWDD Youth Services and their YouthSource Centers.

This story is part of the EWDD UPDATES from the week of October 8, 2018. Read this issue and more.