John Muir Charter School is a statewide WASC accredited high school diploma program that serves youth 16-24 that have been pushed out of the traditional education system. We offer a rigorous academic program with full-time accredited teachers and academic tutors in tandem with career and college readiness programs at our school sites.
Goodwill Southern California Youth Centers provide at-risk youth with leadership training, work-based mentoring, internships and paid work experience, as well as basic education, educational competency classes, tutoring and recreational activities. Last year our youth programs served over 2,000 individuals and placed 349 in employment.
Young adults ages 14 to 24 can participate in Hire LA's Youth Employment Program and get connected with local businesses that are ready to hire! The program will give you the skills and confidence to pursue the career field of your choice. Earn a Work Readiness Certificate and receive preferred job leads from Hire LA’s Youth employer partners.
HOPICS is dedicated to providing the highest quality innovative social service to South Los Angeles with an emphasis on behavioral health and housing stability. HOPICS provides the following extensive services: Behavioral Health, Housing, Re-entry, and Supportive Services. Read more >
iFoster forms partnerships with hundreds of companies, government agencies, non-profits, and foundations who can supply the critical resources, supports and opportunities these children and youth need. 1. iFoster provides tangible resources like laptops, tutoring, eye glasses, and more. 2. Core to iFoster is service. Our Resources and Supports are available 24/7 online and accessible via computer, smartphone or tablet. Every member personalizes their iFoster experience by setting their preferences in their personal My Account.
ILP provides assistance with interview clothing, transportation and food for employment.
Eligible individuals receive in-depth assessment and job preparation workshops, which prepare them for classroom or the employers site, at public or private vocational schools, colleges or universities found at www.i-train.org. Services for eligible youth, 14 - 24 years of age, include pre-employment training, work experience and internships, career preparation, occupational skills training, academic enrichment and job placement assistance.
The Watts Counseling and Learning Center is a nonprofit Community Benefit program of Kaiser Permanente Southern California. Since 1967, the Center has provided counseling, outreach, and educational services to the residents of the Watts community. Kaiser Permanente Health Plan membership is not required to receive these services. Youth Work Preparation Certificate Program—High school students take part in an annual seven-week program focusing on work skills and health care careers. High school students ages 16 and older participate in a summer youth employment program.
L.A. Kitchen’s pilot culinary arts and nutrition advocacy training program is preparing youth aging out of foster care, older adults exiting the prison system, and others struggling with barriers to employment for careers in the food service industry. The training program takes a whole-person approach to vocational training, incorporating culinary arts, life skills, nutrition education, community activism, and professional development. Students are referred to the training program by supportive partner organizations that work with L.A. Kitchen’s target populations.