Youth Workforce Development
Despite Budget Woes, L.A. Votes to Preserve Career Development Program for Youth
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to continue funding a job training program aimed at helping marginalized teens and young people gain paid work experience. Though the Youth@Work program has not been included in the county’s 2020-21 budget, Supervisors Hilda Solis and Kathryn Barger proposed finding $20.7 million in the supplemental budget to keep the program running, a plan that was unanimously approved.
Time Spent on Me Wasn’t Wasted
Ricardo Rodriguez is a 26-year-old San Diego resident and former foster youth who balances a job in tech with volunteer work and entrepreneurial pursuits. Thanks to his relentless drive and support from key sources, his life has turned out far different from previous expectations.
“Through Disconnected Eyes” Training Shifts Narrative in Youth Workforce Development
Larry Robbin has worked to close the opportunity gap since he was a high schooler, when he first volunteered with a workforce development program at Chicago’s Cabrini Green housing project, serving juveniles and adult gang members coming out of the justice system.