Allan, Boyle Heights Technology YouthSource Center participant
After enrolling in the Boyle Heights Technology YouthSource Center (YSC) program in March 2021, Allan earned short-term certifications in OSHA10 and Confined Safety Space. He also completed a 120 hour paid internship.

When he was hired at Mission Bakery & Café, the Boyle Heights YSC provided Allan with work boots. Allan said that earning his certificates gave him lots of confidence to apply for the job.

Allan graduated from high school in June 2021 with plans to keep working and attend college starting in September 2021.

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.