#CALIFORNIANS4ALL GIVES $53M TO YOUTH PROGRAMS
On Monday, August 15, 2022, Mayor Garcetti was joined by Assemblywoman Wendy Carillo, Councilmember Kevin De Leon, California's Chief Service Officer Josh Fryday, City partners, and LA youth to celebrate the #CaliforniansForAll Youth Jobs Corps program (CA4All). Through this program, the City of Los Angeles will receive $53 million in state funding to expand the City’s 14 youth workforce development programs across five City departments, creating 4,000 job opportunities for young Angelenos. Among these programs, EWDD’s LA:RISE Youth Academy, Angeleno Corps and Student to Student Success Program will receive CA4All grant funding.
“Through investing in our youth, we are investing in our future. In a time when everything moves at the speed of light, it is important to equip our young people with the tools necessary to succeed,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “#CaliforniansForAll will provide our youth and young adults with practical experiences, preparing them to take on the challenges of today and tomorrow. Thank you to our state partners for believing in and supporting LA’s youth.”
The CA4All Youth Jobs Corps initiative focuses on providing paid career development opportunities for Angelenos ages 16-30 in sectors such as climate change, food insecurity, and local COVID-19 recovery efforts. The program will also provide youth with support services such as case management, resume preparation, special job training, and other benefits to help ensure both their short- and long-term success. Priority will be given to youth applicants who are low-income, unemployed and/or out of school, recently released from incarceration, are transitioning from foster care, or are dealing with mental health or substance abuse issues.
For more information and to apply, visit: HireLAYouth.com. EWDD’s YouthSource Centers provide free resources to young Angelenos. To learn more, visit: bit.ly/EWDDYouthSource.