Workforce Development for Youth

Offering services and pathways to jobs for youth

At CRCD, we believe that education and workforce development go hand-in-hand. When we talk about workforce development that encompasses the ability to have access to an education and learn valuable skill sets that will, in turn, lead to family sustaining wages.

737

Youth served

121

High School Diplomas and Credentials earned

510

Education/Employment Placements

$993,273

Wages Earned

CRCD Youth Development programs provide a unique focus on out-of-school youth, ages 16-24, who are out of work and out of school and may face challenges that traditional institutions cannot accommodate. Our youth programs offer paid work experience and training, education, and personal development to successfully transition to meaningful careers, college, advanced training, career pathways, and alternative sentencing. Our team provides 1-on-1 support to remove individual barriers to success while providing a family atmosphere and a safe environment.

The CRCD Youth Development Department offers an array of programs that ensure youth and young adults are prepared to enter the community as educated, skilled, and ready to thrive. We are here to help young people in South LA with whatever they need to succeed.

Click here to learn more about our approach to intentionally serving opportunity youth in South LA.

PROGRAMS

South LA YouthBuild

CRCD serves as the lead agency for the South LA YouthBuild and AmeriCorps programs. Youth ages 17–24 earn a high school diploma at CRCD Academy and co-enroll at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College to study construction and earn college credits. Youth earn industry-recognized credentials from the Home Builders Institute, provide community service, and earn educational awards/scholarships as AmeriCorps Members. CRCD provides intensive case management, support services, leadership, career placement services, and follow-up.

This WIOA TITLE I financially assisted program or activity is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. TTY 711

VCN YouthSource Center

CRCD serves as lead agency for the VCN YouthSource Center — the first of its kind in Vernon-Central. The Center is a partnership of CRCD, Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, LA Conservation Corps, and All Peoples Community Center to connect young people to education, leadership and community service, career path training, and jobs. We provide intensive case management, support services, placement, and follow-up. We have an LA Unified School District Pupil Services Advisor on-site and a computer lab.

Summer Youth Employment Program

The Summer Youth Employment Program operates year round to provide youth ages 14-21 an opportunity to earn while they learn. The goal of the program is to introduce young people to the workplace, gain valuable employment skills and earn an income.

LA College Promise Works

The Los Angeles College Promise serves first-time, full-time college students with a comprehensive strategy to support students in completing a higher education degree and/or a workforce certificate. Important aspects of the Promise are waived tuition for the first two years of college, priority enrollment, additional financial support, and a dedicated support team providing a wide array of academic and student support services.

This WIOA TITLE I financially assisted program or activity is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. TTY 711

CRCD Academy

CRCD Academy is an innovative high school site located on the campus of Los Angeles Trade-Technical College. CRCD Academy offers young people ages 16–24 an expedited path to earn an accredited high school diploma and requires dual enrollment in community college. The Academy utilizes a project-based learning curriculum and incorporates community service, leadership, and career preparation. CRCD Academy is operated by a partnership of CRCD, Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, and YouthBuild Charter School of California.

This WIOA TITLE I financially assisted program or activity is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. TTY 711

JLAG — Jobs for Los Angeles Graduates

JLAG is part of the national network of Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) program designed to serve youth (ages 16–24) who have left the traditional school system and are interested in completing requirements for a high school diploma. The primary mission of JLAG is to provide a pathway to success and jobs for youth through an array of counseling, employability and technical skills development, professional association, career development, and job placement services that will result in either a quality job leading to a career after graduation and/or enrollment in a postsecondary education and certification training program.

This WIOA TITLE I financially assisted program or activity is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. TTY 711

Project Tipping Point

The Project Tipping Point program provides support for LA’s current and former foster youth to successfully access college through the provision of a two-year, cohort-based academic program operated in partnership with Los Angeles Trade-Technical College. Program participants earn postsecondary credentials and exit prepared to pursue higher education or embark on a sustaining career path.

This WIOA TITLE I financially assisted program or activity is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. TTY 711

CURE Alternative Sentencing & Neighborhood Justice Program

CRCD operates CURE, an alternative sentencing program, in partnership with the LA City Attorney and LA County Public Defender. In place of incarceration, nonviolent offenders ages 18–25 engage in education and training with CRCD. This prevents the harmful impact of a criminal record, which is a barrier to obtaining employment, housing, and other services. CRCD is also a pilot site for the City Attorney’s new Neighborhood Justice Program, which offers restorative justice opportunities in lieu of court.

 

LA:RISE Youth Academy Program

The LA:RISE Youth Academy program is focused on improving housing, education, and workforce outcomes for unhoused youth. The goal of this program is to provide services that will allow youth to earn their high school diploma or GED while also receiving services for barrier removal, housing, vocational training and work readiness and case management. 

This WIOA TITLE I financially assisted program or activity is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. TTY 711

 

We offer the following free services for youth:

  • Free Internet Access, Computers, Printers, and Communication Tools to help with education, homework, register for classes, research scholarships, research careers, create your resumé and cover letter, and more. 
  • Academic support 
  • Internships
  • Employment support and work readiness 
  • Financial literacy training

All services are free of charge to all youth seeking education and employment services

Get started by downloading the pre-orientation checklist here

 
Attend an orientation session to learn more:

Every Monday @ 3:00 pm

Every Wednesday @ 1:00 pm

Walk-ins WELCOME

Monday – Friday 8:30 AM –5 PM

VCN YouthSource Center
1006 E 28th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90011

Contact Us:

wdd-adult@coalitionrcd.org
(213) 763-5951

 

  

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