Keep Los Angeles Youth Employed and In School

by LA Conservation Corps
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Job Fair and workforce development
Job Fair and workforce development

Dear Global Giving Supporters,

We thank our GlobalGiving supporters for the $4,350 raised since we created this GlobalGiving project in 2013. We are closing out our Keep Los Angeles Youth Employed and In School project on the GlobalGiving platform.

Your generous donations for the project Keep Los Angeles Youth Employed and In School provided much needed support services to keep youth employed and in school. Recently, donations were used for transportation assistance and college preparation for LA Conservation corpsmembers in the Young Adult Corps program. The LA Corps collaborates with the Los Angeles Education Corps, a charter school which educates corpsmembers and is sponsored by the INYO County School District. Corpsmembers attend school to attain credits towards their High School diploma and rotate from school to work every three months until graduation. Each corpsmember has a unique journey in reaching their education goals. Your donation helped to remove barriers to success.

Thanks to your generous support, the LA Corps' Corpsmember Development team successfully provided bus passes, school supplies, vocational training, and workforce development services for young adults working on their education goals. Continue to support the LA Conservation Corps! Like us on LA Conservation Corps Facebook

Best Regards,

Roxana Aguilar

Support and Transition Services, Program Manager

*Name changed to protect participants identity

Ready for Success!
Ready for Success!
Vocational Training
Vocational Training
Program Participant Secured Employment
Program Participant Secured Employment

Your generous donations provide job training and college preparation for LA Conservation corpsmembers in the Transition program. The LA Corps collaborates with the LA Corps Environmental Remediation program, sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency. Within 8 weeks, participants receive industry certified training in OSHA 30hr training, Hazardous Waste Removal, CPR/First Aid, and Work Readiness.

Through your support we can sponsor career development programs for young adults like Frank* Lopez (featured in the pictures above). He joined the LA Conservation Corps and graduated from the LA Education Corps Charter High School. After completing a year of and a half of service with the Los Angeles Conservation Corps he joined the Transition program. His career goal was to become a Heating, Ventilation and and Air Conditioning Technician. Through the Transition program he gained many technical skills, and valuable training. Enrolling in community college became a priority that will lead Frank* to graduate from a technical career in the next couple of years. However, Frank* was missing a critical skill in his career quest, a driver's license.

Frank* applied to the LA Corps Driver's Education program and was accepted to participate in a 2 week program where he received seven hours of behind the wheel training from the Lincoln Park Driving School. He completed the program and received his driver's license. He is now eligible for union apprenticeship programs in the HVAC field! Your generous support provided Frank the opportunity to receive job training, college preparation and behind the wheel driver's education training.

Thanks to your generous support, the LA Corps Transition team successfully trained and guided young adults like Frank Lopez** towards gaining living wage careers. Continue to support the LA Conservation Corps! Like us at LA Conservation Corps Facebook and support one of our globalgiving projects Keep Los Angeles Youth Employed and In School

Thank you,

Roxana Aguilar

Vocational Training Coordinator

*Name changed to protect participants identity

Environmental Training for Transition Participants
Environmental Training for Transition Participants

Your generous donations provide job training and college preparation for LA Conservation corpsmembers in the Transition program. The LA Corps collaborates with the LA Corps Environmental Remediation program, sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency. Within 8 weeks, participants receive industry certified training in OSHA 30hr training, Hazardous Waste Removal, CPR/First Aid, and Work Readiness.

Through your support we can sponsor career development programs for young adults like Frank* Lopez (featured in the pictures above). He joined the LA Conservation Corps and graduated from the LA Education Corps Charter High School. After completing a year of and a half of service with the Los Angeles Conservation Corps he joined the Transition program. His career goal was to become a Heating, Ventilation and and Air Conditioning Technician. Through the Transition program he gained many technical skills, and valuable training. Enrolling in community college became a priority that will lead Frank* to graduate from a technical career in the next couple of years. However, Frank* was missing a critical skill in his career quest, a driver's license.

Frank* applied to the LA Corps Driver's Education program and was accepted to participate in a 2 week program where he received seven hours of behind the wheel training from the Lincoln Park Driving School. He completed the program and received his driver's license. He is now eligible for union apprenticeship programs in the HVAC field! Your generous support provided Frank the opportunity to receive job training, college preparation and behind the wheel driver's education training.

Thanks to your generous support, the LA Corps Transition team successfully trained and guided young adults like Frank Lopez** towards gaining living wage careers. Continue 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

College Bound LA Corps Young Adult
College Bound LA Corps Young Adult

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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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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
 

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LA Conservation Corps

Location: Los Angeles, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.lacorps.org
Project Leader:
Roxana Aguilar
Vocational Training Coordinator
Los Angeles, CA United States

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