Community Build is a non-profit community development corporation established in 1992 in response to the conditions that led to the Los Angeles Civil Unrest of 1992. Its youth outreach prioritizes comprehensive and wrap-around services for at-risk youth, out-of-school youth, foster youth, youth offenders, gang-involved youth, and first-generation college bound youth. Community Build believes that youth, young adults and their families are a tremendous resource deserving investment and enabling their active participation as contributors to the local and global economies.
The Department provides the following benefits and services to low-income residents of Los Angeles County: Temporary financial assistance and employment services for families and individuals; Free and low-cost health care insurance for families with children, pregnant women and aged/blind/disabled adults; Food benefits for families and individuals; In-home services for elderly and disabled individuals; and Financial assistance and advocacy for federal disability benefits for disabled individuals.
The Children Youth and Family Collaborative (CYFC) is a nationally recognized organization serving over 2,500 foster youth and youth on probation at fifty sites in Los Angeles, Compton, Pomona, Hacienda La Puente, Lynwood, the Antelope Valley, Long Beach and Montebello Unified School Districts. CYFC has designed an Academic, Remediation, Intervention, and Support Services Education Model for Foster Youth (A.R.I.S.S.E), which provides tutoring, academic support, and support services for foster youth.
Opportunities For Learning (OFL) is a FREE public charter school, serving students grades 7-12 who have fallen behind in school, are looking to get ahead and graduate early, or simply crave a non-traditional learning environment. This innovative approach to education allows students to learn with great flexibility through: Independent study; Small group (SGI) classes; Online courses; One-on-one, single-subject tutoring; Hands-on, experiential activities, trips, and cultural excursions.
The Compton Youth Development Program (CYDP) addresses the broader issues for males and females at risk of delinquency, gang involvement, school failure, dropout and teen parenting. CYDP offers a counseling component that promotes behavioral health, educational attainment and vocational planning
YouthBuild Charter School of California (YCSC) holds a unique place in the landscape of California’s public charter schools. As a competency-based dropout recovery school, it seeks to provide a high school education that leads to a diploma for a distinct group of students. Students enroll at YouthBuild programs over-aged, under-credited, or both, in order to receive vocational training, counseling, leadership development and an education.
EOPS/CAFYES is a new program under EOPS for current or former foster youth. The mission of CAFYES is to provide additional services and support to eligible current or former foster youth.