Compass Rose Collaborative participant Mr. Neru working on the $1.7 billion Metro Regional Connector Project
Formerly on parole supervision, Compass Rose Collaborative (CRC) participant Mr. Neru is now off parole and is continuing to work on the $1.7 billion Metro Regional Connector Project. According to Mr. Neru, all workers are required to wear a mask while on the premises and during work hours.

The City of LA was one of three cities awarded the CRC grant from the US Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration in June 2018. The program tackles a serious social problem faced by re-entry youth: the challenge of successfully entering the workforce and educational systems after significant brushes with the law.

Offered at EWDD’s Boyle Heights YouthSource Center to re-entry youth ages 18-24, the program provides safety training, including OSHA10 and CPR, toward a pre-apprenticeship certificate, creating a pathway to the construction trades. Review the CRCollaborative Flyer for more about the course and how to apply for the program. In light of Mayor Garcetti’s Safer at Home Order due to the COVID-19 outbreak, EWDD’s YouthSource Centers are providing all resources remotely until the order is lifted. Please reach out via phone, email or social media for more information.

If you have been impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak, EWDD wants to help. Many residents of the City of Los Angeles have been negatively impacted by COVID-19. Many are faced with job loss or are struggling to keep their businesses operational. Even as all Californians are asked to limit outside activities beyond what is absolutely necessary, the City of LA and EWDD are diligently working to provide crucial services and programs. Please visit our COVID-19 Resources page to learn more. We're here to help.

This story is part of the EWDD UPDATES from the week of April 27, 2020. Read this issue and more.