Keep Los Angeles Youth Employed and In School

 
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Apr 14, 2014

15 LA Corpsmembers Gained Work Readiness Skills

LA Corpsmember ready for professional interview
LA Corpsmember ready for professional interview

Your generous donations provide work readiness training and interview outfits for LA Corpsmembers. The LA Corps continues to partner with the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce to provide comprehensive work readiness training for corpsmembers. 15 young adults participated in mock interviews on February 28, 2014 after a week of Work Readiness training taught by Transition Coordinator, Roxana Aguilar.  All participants received first hand tips from working professionals and prepared a personal portfolio. Each portfolio includes a resume and application for an employment opportunity of their choice. Corpsmembers received a gift card to purchase interview clothing. They dressed professionally and made an excellent impression on the interviewers. Thank you to our wonderful volunteers: Board members Dawn Wilson & Marisol Salguero, and long time Corps supporter, Julie Waxman, for interviewing and giving advice to corpsmembers! 

Thank you for your generous support the LA Corps Transition team successfully trained 15 young adults for the working world! Interested in continuing to support the LA Conservation Corps? Like us at LA Conservation Corps Facebook and support one of our global giving projects Keep Los Angeles Youth Employed and In School

Thank you,

Roxana Aguilar

Vocational Training Coordinator

*Name changed to protect participants identity

LA Corpsmembers motivated to succeed in interview
LA Corpsmembers motivated to succeed in interview

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Jan 30, 2014

LA Corpsmember Prepared for New Work Opportunities

Work Readiness participant is Ready to interview
Work Readiness participant is Ready to interview

Your generous donations provide work readiness training and interview outfits for LA Corpsmembers. The LA Corps partnered with the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce to provide two comprehensive work readiness trainings to 30 young adults. Thanks to generous donors like you, this project has built confidence and professionalism among young adults participating in the LA Conservation Corps. Christen Summers,* an LA Conservation corpsmember who recently took part in work readiness training, states she "is very grateful and excited to join a training that will help me now and in my future." She completed a professional portfolio and passed a professional mock interview. In addition to gaining new skills, she also received a gift card to obtain interview clothing. She has been a corpsmember for the last seven months and attends high school at The Education Corps. She works part-time while she attends school. Once she graduates from high school she will use the skills gained in the work readiness training to transition into full-time, living wage employment.

All participants received first hand tips from working professionals and prepared a personal portfolio. Each portfolio includes a resume and application for an employment opportunity of their choice. After completing a resume and application, each participant was interviewed by a working professional and given suggestions for improvement. Corpsmembers received a gift card to purchase interview clothing. They dressed professionally and made an excellent impression on the interviewers. Thanks to your generous support the LA Corps Transition team successfully trained 30 young adults for the working world! Interested in using your professional skills to make a difference? We need professionals to conduct professional mock interviews. Our next mock interview session is Thursday, February 27, 2014 from 8:30am to 12pm. For more information about volunteering, please contact Roxana Aguilar at raguilar@lacorps.org or (213) 840-1079.

Thank you for helping us prepare LA Conservation corpsmembers for work opportunities! Interested in continuing to support the LA Conservation Corps? Like us on facebook https://www.facebook.com/LACorps and support one of our global giving projects https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/the-sea-lab-marine-science-aquarium-fish-conservation/

Thank you,

Roxana Aguilar

Vocational Training Coordinator

*Name changed to protect participants identity

Work Readiness participant passed mock interview
Work Readiness participant passed mock interview
Sep 30, 2013

Preparing Young Adults for Fellowship Opportunities

Shawntrice is a Pathways Fellow (center)
Shawntrice is a Pathways Fellow (center)

Your generous support for this project funds the LA Conservation Corps transition program. After participating in our training program for more than a year, corps members are motivated to enroll in college, participate in an internship/fellowship or gain employment in their field of interest. Transition can be a difficult journey filled with doubt, fear, and excitement about available opportunities and upcoming change. Due to funding constraints, our program could no longer provide stipends to corpsmembers, creating an economic hardship for participants. Your generous support alleviates this problem by providing much needed financial support.

Shawntrice Leichhardt-Young is a former corpsmember whom greatly benefited from the services provided by the transition program. While in the LA Corps, Shawntrice served as a Clean and Green member for two summers, and as a Front Desk Attendant for two years. During a recent visit by Microsoft representatives, she was selected to participate in a photo shoot that featured corps members. Shawntrice is well known for her warm smile, amazing customer service skills and efficiency in a fast paced office environment. When Shawntrice learned about her upcoming transition from the LA Corps, she was nervous about her future prospects. Shawntrice supports herself financially, attends college, and works full-time. Shawntrice is studying to become a Social Worker. It was vital to find a job that worked with her college schedule.

A few weeks before transitioning from the LA Corps, the Transition Department received news of the Pathways Fellowship. With the support of Transition staff, Shawtrice applied for the fellowship and was selected to participate in a three month, paid fellowship. The Pathways Fellowship provides professional mentorship, leadership training, and field experience in a non-profit focused on social service. She is very excited to participate in a fellowship designed to support her college and career goals.

We welcome your continued support as we develop internship and fellowship opportunities for transitioning corps members! Interested in hosting a corps member intern in your company or organization? Please contact our Vocational Training and Transition Services Coordinator, Roxana Aguilar, with internship and fellowship leads raguilar@lacorps.org or 213-840-1079. Thank you for your generous contribution!

Shawntrice and Stephanie at Microsoft Photo Shoot
Shawntrice and Stephanie at Microsoft Photo Shoot
LA Conservation Corps East LA Gardens
LA Conservation Corps East LA Gardens
Jul 5, 2013

25 Corpsmembers Successfully Complete Work Readiness

25 Youth Passed Professional Mock Interviews
25 Youth Passed Professional Mock Interviews

On June 20, 2013, the LA Corps partnered with the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce to provide comprehensive work readiness training to 25 young adults!  Thanks to generous donors like you, this project has built confidence and professionalism among young adults with limited work experience. The training consisted of hands on workshops in effective communication, career exploration, interviewing, and selecting a professional wardrobe. Participants received first hand tips from working professionals and prepared a personal portfolio. Each portfolio included a resume and application for an employment opportunity of their choice. After completing a resume and application, each participant was interviewed by a working professional and given suggestions for improvement. Corpsmembers dressed professionally and made an excellent impression on the interviewers! Thanks to your generous support the LA Corps Transition Team successfully trained 25 young adults for the working world.  

We host volunteer mock interview days on the fourth Thursday of every month for those interested in sharing their professional knowledge. We will also be hosting our 2nd Annual Career Day for corpsmembers and students, taking place on Wednesday July 24th, 2013 from 12:00pm - 3:30pm.  We are currently seeking Volunteer Speakers to share their career experiences and pathways! Last year students showed a lot of interest in the Career Day event, which was designed to help corpsmembers identify various career opportunities and learn about the type of planning and execution necessary to become successful within a career. For more information about volunteering, please contact Roxana Aguilar at raguilar@lacorps.org or (213) 840-1079.

The next Transition group will graduate on August 15, 2013 and the next Work Readiness mock interview session will be held on August 22, 2013...we hope you will come and visit our South LA or NorthEast LA site soon.  Thank you for your continuing support!

Developed Effective Communication Skills
Developed Effective Communication Skills
Explored College and Career Opportunities
Explored College and Career Opportunities

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LA Conservation Corps

Los Angeles, CA, United States
http://www.lacorps.org

Project Leader

Roxana Aguilar

Vocational Training Coordinator
Los Angeles, CA United States

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Map of Keep Los Angeles Youth Employed and In School