Afterschool Workforce Development: Las Guias
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Las Guias: LA's Generations United in Afterschool Services
CalSAC is excited to announce a new project in collaboration
with the Housing Authority for the City of Los Angeles
(HACLA): Las Guias, LA's Generations United in Afterschool
Services. Las Guias, which translates as "the guides"
in Spanish, is one of several CalSAC workforce development
initiatives intended to increase the pipeline of afterschool
workers and prepare them before they get on the job.
Las Guias focuses primarily on recruiting and preparing
older adults, 62 years and older, to work in afterschool programs.
CalSAC is partnering with HACLA to target their senior
residents in several housing developments in the City
of Los Angeles to form two cohorts of 25-30 adults interested in afterschool employment.
The first cohort will start in November 2008 to prepare the job seekers for January 2009 hiring, and the second cohort will start in the summer
2009 to prepare the job seekers for 2009-2010 school year employment. Additionally, training will
be provided to the afterschool work sites that hire
project participants to support them in effectively
utilizing an intergenerational staff team.