LAP3 Ambassadors (center) receive certificates of recognition from the LAUSD Board after sharing their success stories (2017)
California State University Northridge (CSUN) Today recently recognized EWDD’s Los Angeles Performance Partnership Pilot (LAP3) for dramatically improving the lives of youth ages 16-24, who are out of school and out of work.

“Out of the nine initial P3 projects around the country, LA city’s project was the most ambitious,” said CSUN Management Professor Richard Moore, who conducted a five-year evaluation of the program. “It was in many ways the most successful. Our rigorous impact evaluation found a positive impact on youth served.”

Funded by a U.S. Department of Education innovation grant, the LAP3 program paved the way for youth to receive integrated services at the City’s YouthSource Centers, which included expanded access to Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), along with other social services, by offering counselors and other service providers on-site. Bundling these resources at the YouthSource Centers led to significant improvement in youth education and employment outcomes, Moore said.

EWDD offers many programs to the young people of Los Angeles through their Youth Services. Learn more about the various benefits, including pathways to education and career goals.

This story is part of the EWDD UPDATES from the week of May 18, 2020. Read this issue and more.