Afterschool Workforce Development: LA Scholars
Why Workforce Development?
Staffing Challenge | Employers | Community Colleges | WIBs
PATHWAYS & Afterschool Corps | Peninsula & South Bay Initiative | LA Scholars | Las Guias | CalWIN
CalSAC's first Los Angeles-based workforce development initiative, LA Scholars, piloted during the summer 2008. This program was a partnership with the Community
Development Department, L.A. Unified School District
(LAUSD), L.A. Community College District, L.A. Area Chamber
of Commerce and the L.A. County Federation of Labor
The program served over 300 LAUSD recent and incoming high school graduates who
are interested in working with children and youth afterschool.
The L.A. Scholars attended college preparatory classes
at one of seven community colleges throughout Los Angeles
for six weeks during summer.
In addition to classes, they also attended over 30 hours of CalSAC training and completed 24 hours of job shadowing as LAUSD employees in local
programs preparing them to work with youth. Upon completion
of the six-week program, CalSAC hosted an L.A. Scholars job fair
with afterschool employers to match them up with permanent