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Population Served: Opportunity Youth

Conservation Corps of Long Beach

Conservation Corps of Long Beach strives to support young people in reaching their potential through work, service, conservation, and education in partnership with local, state, and federal organizations, The Corps Network, and AmeriCorps.

Covenant House California

Covenant House California (CHC) is a non-profit youth homeless shelter that provides sanctuary and support for homeless and trafficked youth, ages 18-24. Now serving over 4,700 youth a year, CHC provides a full continuum of services to meet the physical, emotional, educational, vocational, and spiritual well-being of young people, in order to provide them with … Continue reading Covenant House California

Crossroads Campus

Crossroads Campus believes in the healing power of human-animal relationships. The employment social enterprise offers high quality pet products and grooming services, while providing paid job-training internships to young adults disconnected from work or school, or at risk of experiencing homelessness.

Juma Ventures

Juma is a national social enterprise that operates concessions businesses at sports and entertainment venues with the purpose of providing employment and soft skills training to youth from underserved communities. Alongside the job, they provide supportive services to help youth overcome barriers to permanent employment, build financial capability, and launch into career and education pathways

LA Conservation Corps

The LA Conservation Corps is a youth workforce development agency that provides paid work experience in environmentally-focused projects as well as high school education to opportunity youth, ages 18-24 years old. In addition to vocational and educational experience, youth receive professional development skills, case management, scholarships, and assistance with job placement.

MY House

MY House’s mission is to end homelessness. They operate two employment social enterprises that provide on-the-job training for young people experiencing homelessness – Gathering Grounds Café and Steamdriven Boutique.

New Earth

New Earth provides youth with mentor-based creative arts and educational programs including poetry, music production, gardening, and fitness. New Earth currently serves 700 young people per week who are incarcerated in Los Angeles County detention facilities and placement homes and in the Orange County Juvenile Hall. Upon release from incarceration, young people join the New Earth … Continue reading New Earth