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UNITE-LA Today: Meeting of the Minds

Last month, UNITE-LA President Alysia Bell and staff members Amber Chapman and Danielle Corpus traveled to Monterey, CA for California Workforce Association’s Meeting of the Minds 2023 conference. The conference brought together 600 participants with diverse backgrounds to work together to take on the issues surrounding workforce development in California and across the country.

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Press Release: UNITE-LA Celebrates 25 Years of Impactful Leadership with Federal, State and Local Representatives

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 29, 2023

MEDIA CONTACT:
Claudine Battisti

 

UNITE-LA CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF IMPACTFUL LEADERSHIP WITH FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL REPRESENTATIVES

Program Included Fireside Chat with LASUD Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho

 

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UNITE-LA Today: REAL Coalition Meets

UNITE-LA supported the REAL Education and Workforce Development Committee’s meeting in August, which focused on the committee’s updates on education and workforce-related projects in their various regions.

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UNITE-LA Today: Support for AB 789

Last month, UNITE-LA, in partnership with colleagues at John Burton Advocates for Youth (JBAY), led an advocacy meeting with Sen. Anthony Portantino (D-Glendale) to discuss our co-sponsored bill, AB 789.

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UNITE-LA Today: NSP Team Attends 2023 ACCE Annual Convention

Last month, UNITE-LA’s National Strategic Partnerships (NSP) team attended the 2023 ACCE Annual Convention.

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UNITE-LA Today: LAP3

Last month, the Los Angeles Opportunity Youth Collaborative (OYC) team organized the LA Opportunity Youth: Los Angeles Performance Partnership Pilot (LAP3) Strategic Planning Convening. The LAP3 is a government collective impact initiative, which is an unprecedented effort in Los Angeles to coordinate and integrate the delivery of education, workforce and social services to disconnected youth, ages 16-24. The strategic planning convening had close to 90 partners present at the meeting, which represented government, education and community-based organizations and more to give their feedback on developing a regional, shared agenda for improving the outcomes for Opportunity Youth, including systems-involved youth, across public and private partners.

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UNITE-LA Today: Creating a Roadmap to Equitable Credentialing

The UNITE-LA National Strategic Partnerships (NSP) team is wrapping up their work with the Lumina Foundation, who funded a 1.3 million grant to bring together chambers of commerce, community colleges and community-based organizations that directly represent communities of color to develop and drive the growth of credentialing and degree programs in their regions with the ultimate goal of placing low-income workers, particularly BIPOC workers, in well-paid jobs with opportunities for career advancement.

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UNITE-LA Today: My Pathway to Health

We are excited for UNITE-LA's My Pathway to Health participants, as most have begun embarking on their trainings in an allied health pathway of their choice! Eleven have chosen the Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist pathway with Futuro Health, and four are pursuing the WERC Community Health Worker program, which partners with L.A. County. We continue to work closely with three other participants helping to secure placements in CNA and MA programs.

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UNITE-LA Today: Step into Tech

Step into Tech participants are nearing the end of their six-week program. They have completed introductory courses for areas including networking, LinkedIn, financial empowerment and cybersecurity. They have all been excited about having the opportunity to learn about different career pathways in tech through meaningful conversations and engagement with tech professionals, as well as hands-on experience through courses on the Cisco Networking Academy. Cisco has been a dynamic partner throughout the process, ensuring participants were trained on the platform, knowledgeable about the courses and certifications offered, sharing and connecting participants with job opportunities and helping to secure speakers.

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UNITE-LA Today: Open House

UNITE-LA’s programming team hosted its fifth Partner Open House in mid-August for 20 partners, including Homeboy Industries, L.A. County Probation, St. Anne’s, Antioch University, KIPP SoCal Public Schools, Kids in the Spotlight, LAUSD, YouthSource Center and others. The event provided partners the opportunity to learn about upcoming UNITE-LA programming directly from our team, which included information on the Tech Pathways Academy, powered by Microsoft, the launch of the fall LA Regional Cleantech Career Academy and Step into Tech cohorts, the next WorkforceReady Focused cohort and hosting L.A. Cash for College workshops and the related Affordable Connectivity Program.

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