From Homelessness to Job Training to Full-Time Job with Benefits - Saul Gonzalez Gets Boost at YO Watts
A reminder of how EWDD and its partner agencies help to lift our young people into better lives came to us from the Southeast YouthSource Center, also known as YO Watts. Saul Gonzalez, one of the center’s participants, recently
Boyle Heights Technology YouthSource Center Celebrates 10th Anniversary and Receives Funding for New Digital Training Academy
Boyle Heights Technology YouthSource Center recently celebrated a landmark anniversary, marking 10 years of providing services to Los Angeles youth on the Eastside. Nearly 250 guests attended the October 12th event, including
Jan Perry Discusses Downtown LA's Business Boom on a Segment of MSNBC’s “Your Business”
Jan Perry, EWDD General Manager, and Your Business host and Goodshop co-founder JJ Ramberg talked about the resurgence of Downtown LA and entrepreneurs against the backdrop of the early morning Grand Central Market this week.
September 2016 Los Angeles Manufacturing Symposium
EWDD collaborated with the Industrial Waste Management Division of the Bureau of Sanitation on the first-ever Los Angeles Industry Business Symposium for manufacturing companies in the City of Los Angeles. The day-long symposium was held September 29th at the Goodwill Community Enrichment Center and
L.A. Workforce Development Board Approves New Homeless Job Funding
The Los Angeles Workforce Development Board approved $250,000 to provide job training services for veterans and homeless individuals in downtown's skid row community on September 21, 2016. Goodwill Industries of Southern California was selected as the grant recipient to provide assessments, referrals, career training, and employment opportunities for at least 50 individuals experiencing homelessness.
Workforce Wednesdays - City of L.A. Works to Help Young Angelenos Finish School, Receive Career Training and Find Employment
Staff at the City of L.A.’s sixteen YouthSource Centers played host to hundreds at this week’s “Workforce Wednesday,” a special day full of events aimed at encouraging young Angelenos to take advantage of free education and training services. Each YouthSource center offered entertainment and refreshments, and had caseworkers on hand to enroll 16 to 24-year-olds in back to school and career training programs.
City of L.A. Responds to Employer Call for Job Applicants
Hundreds of South Los Angeles residents interviewed for positions as greeters, support staff and ushers for “Call of Duty: XP 2016,” a popular video gaming event held September 2-4 at the Forum in Inglewood.
Boyle Heights Tech Academy Launched; Offers Diploma Program for Returning Justice System Youth
Thousands of Los Angeles students returning from juvenile halls and probation camps each year will have the opportunity to transition back to school, thanks to the launch of two new academies this week.
EWDD Staff Urges Students to Re-Enroll During Student Recovery Day
Staff from EWDD’s Youth section and from several YouthSource centers in the South Los Angeles area participated in the 8th annual Student Recovery Day on September 9th. The yearly event is held shortly after the new school year starts and is aimed at encouraging students who have dropped out to re-enroll at their local campus.
Hollywood Electrics, A Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator Client, Leads Way in Sales of Green Motorbikes
The City of LA’s commitment to helping green industry expand is paying dividends. EWDD learned this week that Hollywood Electrics, a client at the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI), is now the largest retailer of electric motorcycles in the world. The West Hollywood shop, run by trailblazing founder Harlan Flagg, sells models by Zero and Brammo, manufacturers of a new class of motorcycle that is powered by batteries instead of gasoline.