Marty, Boyle Heights Technology YouthSource Center
When Marty enrolled in the Boyle Heights Technology YouthSource program in March 2021, he was not attending school or working. The YSC connected him to a paid Summer Youth Employment Program Internship of 120 hours.

Marty was placed at the Variety Boys & Girls Club, where he was responsible for distributing daily food baskets to the club's members. After completing his internship hours, the YSC assisted Marty in his effort to find employment opportunities.

In May 2021, Marty was hired at Baron's Air-Conditioning, an HVAC maintenance company. Marty also attended the YSC’s 10 hour OSHA10 Certification Class and he was provided with a new pair of work boots.

Marty said that he is happy that he’s started working and is now able to help his family financially.

EWDD YouthSource Centers

EWDD’s network of 14 YouthSource Centers provide young Angelenos ages 14 to 24 the support and resources they need to succeed in school and life. The YouthSource Centers are strategically located in the City’s underserved neighborhoods.

During the coronavirus pandemic, the YouthSource Centers continued to assist youth by providing virtual services by phone, email and social media. The centers help young Angelenos who are not in school and not working find the classes they need to graduate, get on the path to receive a high school diploma and pursue higher education to help them become lifelong earners.

Learn more about the many programs and benefits offered to the young people of Los Angeles through EWDD Youth Services.

This story is part of the EWDD UPDATES from the week of June 7, 2021. Read this issue and more.