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Los Angeles Regional Initiative for Social Enterprise (LA:RISE) is an innovative partnership that unites the City and County of Los Angeles workforce agencies with employment social enterprises to help people overcoming high employment barriers get jobs, stay employed, and build a better life. LA:RISE connects employment social enterprises to the workforce system, supportive services, and employers, allowing all partners to bring their expertise and resources to the table.
Now in its seventh year, LA:RISE has expanded from 13 to 43 partners across the County of Los Angeles and provided transitional employment to over 5,000 Angelenos.
After working in a transitional job at the employment social enterprise and leveraging training and services from the workforce development agency (e.g. WorkSource Center, YouthSource Center, America’s Job Center of California), individuals are placed into jobs in the private sector, public-sector within the City and County of LA, or in vocational training programs. Upon placement, the individual is matched with a retention partner who works with them for up to one year, acting as a safety net in case barriers emerge on their path to self-sufficiency.
Watch this video to learn more about how LA:RISE works.
REDF is the lead program manager for LA:RISE and provides technical assistance to individual partners.
LA:RISE offers employers direct access to a local pool of job-ready candidates – along with the resources to help them succeed, advance, and thrive long term. We’re recruiting forward-looking companies for our Employment Partner Program. Learn more about the benefits and how to get started.
Employment Social Enterprises
If your employment social enterprise is interested in partnering with LA:RISE, please fill out our interest form here and a member of the LA:RISE team will follow up with you.
LA:RISE is currently enrolling participants at its partner employment social enterprises. If you are an individual looking for employment, or you provide services to clients looking for work, get started by:
In order to be eligible for this program, you must be:
View the directory to learn more about our employment social enterprise, workforce agency, and retention partners.
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