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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.
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.
If your employment social enterprise or business 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.
Are you looking for employment and interested in participating in LA:RISE? Use the directory to get more information on the participating social enterprises. Once you find the social enterprise that seems to be the best fit for you, contact them to ask about joining the LA:RISE program.
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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