L.A. Opportunity Youth Collaborative

LA County to Identify Funding to Continue Offering Young People Work Experience

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a motion directing county departments to identify up to $20.7 million in the supplemental budget to continue current levels of funding for the Youth@Work program, and the Alliance for Children’s Rights advocated for $2.1million of the funding to be allocated specifically to support transition age foster youth ages …

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Summer Jobs for Students

Summer Jobs for Students in Foster Care Open Up a World of Possibility

Too many young adults “aging out” of foster care struggle to find gainful employment and lift themselves out of poverty and instability. At the Alliance, we are doing something about it, with the help of our partners. Kandice Lake, who is going into her junior year at The Master’s University, really wants to work in …

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Grocery Industry Opens Doors for Foster Youth

On September 12, iFoster and the L.A. Opportunity Youth Collaborative (OYC) held a grocery industry job recruitment event with over 40 youth. Participants took a work readiness assessment, practiced interviewing and received professional clothes courtesy of Men’s Warehouse and Foster Care Counts. They also applied for jobs with Ralphs, Food 4 Less and Nabisco. They …

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Aspen Institute Invests in L.A. Foster Youth

On Thursday, July 24, 2014, the Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund (OYIF) announced its second round of grants, including a grant to the Alliance for Children’s Rights and 18 other communities. The Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund is managed by the Aspen Institute’s Forum for Community Solutions and is dedicated to reconnecting “Opportunity Youth” to education and employment. …

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