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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 5, 1997
Crews of at-risk youths are repairing Long Beach sidewalks this summer while learning office skills under a new city-sponsored job training program. Organizers estimate that the crews have ripped up and poured new concrete over more than 5,000 square feet of sidewalk across the city since mid-June.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 1997
A Los Angeles summer job program for low- and moderate-income youths has received a 36% boost in funding this year, Mayor Richard Riordan announced Tuesday. Riordan said the $6-million increase in the federally funded Summer Youth Employment Program will translate into 4,000 more jobs for 14- to 21-year-olds who live in the city. In all, $23.7 million has been earmarked to put about 14,000 youths to work during the traditional break from school.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 1998
A 2-year-old educational organization offering job placement for young adults received a grant that will allow it to continue offering its programs, officials said. The City Council approved the $1.95-million grant for the Kulick Youth Opportunities Program, said Barry Glickman, a spokesman for City Councilman Rudy Svorinich, who represents Watts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 1993 | MAIA DAVIS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As part of President Clinton's strategy to revive the nation's economy, federal labor officials hope to send an additional $2.5 million to Ventura County for providing summer jobs for youths. The additional funds, which would allow local job-training organizations to employ 400 more young people than usual this summer, are the county's share of a proposed $400-million increase to a national summer-youth employment program.
NEWS
October 9, 1994 | ENRIQUE LAVIN
Saying "yes" to alternatives. That's what the fledgling Youth Employment Systems (YES) is all about--providing jobs for high-risk, unemployable youths from the inner cities. A brainchild of Watts community leader James Smith, 47, the nonprofit youth employment organization prepares youths 16 to 24 who have dropped out of school for careers in construction, the film industry and environmental fields. In the last 15 months, YES has trained and placed 15 youths in a variety of jobs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 1988 | GUY MAXTONE-GRAHAM, Times Staff Writer
Michael Holloway says his first summer job is tough but rewarding. For the last three weeks, the 14-year-old from East Los Angeles has been working with friends cleaning up sites around the city: picking up trash, planting trees and painting over graffiti. The work, paid for by the city's new "Clean and Green" youth employment program, is designed to make Los Angeles more beautiful and--just as importantly--to give students at city schools pride in a job well done. Michael says it's working.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 17, 1993
More than 600 Los Angeles teen-agers will receive government jobs as early as next month as part of Mayor Tom Bradley's plan for preventing unrest in the city. The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday approved a $1-million program, funded by a grant from the state, that will hire 45 students each from 14 schools as part of Bradley's Neighbor to Neighbor program. The students will be paid minimum wage to work at schools, government offices and other public facilities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 1988
Mayor Tom Bradley proposed a $1-million "Clean and Green" youth employment program Monday in which 600 junior and senior high school students would be hired to clean up graffiti, plant trees and pick up litter. The program, to be included in the mayor's 1988-89 budget package proposal, calls for hiring students from junior and senior high schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District to work for $4.25 to $4.50 an hour.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 1995
Five Los Angeles-area organizations on Friday received more than $3 million in federal grants to provide disadvantaged youths with education and training in construction. The U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department's Youthbuild grants will give the teen-agers an opportunity to work and get an education and will help the agency expand the supply of affordable housing for low-income and homeless people, according to HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 15, 1995 | TOM RAGAN
More than $13,000 was raised from the 22nd annual Roman Feast, which was hosted last week by Youth Employment Service, a nonprofit organization that finds jobs for local young adults. Though the pasta-and-sauce dinner did not raise as much as last year's $15,000, the money is appreciated, said Lynne Graham, the executive director. "It was a fine feast," said Graham, adding that more than 250 people turned out for the event inside the Neighborhood Community Center.
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