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UNITE-LA Applauds FCC’s Proposal to Amend E-rate Program Amid Connectivity Crisis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 28, 2024

MEDIA CONTACT:
Claudine Battisti, UNITE-LA

 

UNITE-LA Applauds FCC’s Proposal to Amend E-rate Program Amid Connectivity Crisis

 

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Expanding Work-Based Learning for High School Students


California is making unprecedented investments in work-based learning programs through initiatives like the Golden State Pathways Program, regional K-16 collaboratives and Gov. Newsom’s Master Plan for Career Education.

  • $137 million will be awarded to L.A. County schools through the Golden State Pathways Program, totaling nearly one-third of the $470 million allocated statewide.
  • $250 million in regional K-16 collaboratives across the state is helping leaders streamline coordination among K-12 schools, community colleges and four-year universities, including $18 million awarded to the L.A. Region K-16 Collaborative.
  • By fall 2024, California will finalize the Master Plan for Career Education, aiming to develop a blueprint for equitable access to fulfilling, living-wage jobs for all Californians.

For 26 years, UNITE-LA has been a passionate advocate for work-based learning because we know experiences like career speakers, job shadows and, most importantly, paid, hands-on internships open doors to high-mobility careers. As the state and our region look to expand high-quality, work-based learning for young people, UNITE-LA is thrilled to highlight Kaiser Permanente as a true champion of work-based learning, particularly through their innovative internship program for high school students.

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Partner Spotlight: CA FWD

UNITE-LA congratulates California Forward (CA FWD) for naming Kate Gordon as its new CEO. We look forward to partnering closely with Gordon, as UNITE-LA continues its work with CA FWD and its affiliate, the California Stewardship Network (CSN).

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UNITE-LA Today: CSUDH Partnership Benefits Low-Income Program Participants

UNITE-LA has partnered with the California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) Digital Equity Project, funded by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, to enhance digital access for participants enrolled in our Step into Tech, My Pathway to Health and LA Regional Cleantech Career Academy programs.

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UNITE-LA Today: Tech Talk

On April 25, UNITE-LA hosted “Tech Talk,” the last session of Part 1 of our fifth Step into Tech cohort, with 17 graduates.

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UNITE-LA Today: L.A. Youth at Work

In May, UNITE-LA’s Youth Engagement Team facilitated mock interviews for Bravo Medical Magnet High School and La Serna High School.

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UNITE-LA Today: Open House

In mid-May, UNITE-LA’s Programs Team hosted its Summer Open House for 40 partners, including LAUSD, DCFS, Goodwill SoCal, Antioch University, the L.A. County Probation Department and others.

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UNITE-LA Today: WORKCON 2024

At the end of May, UNITE-LA was present for California Workforce Association’s Spring Workforce Practitioners conference, WORKCON. The event benefits those interested in helping people obtain sustainable employment.

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UNITE-LA Today: City of L.A. Bureau of Street Lighting and Broadband

Last month, 80 advocates for community broadband gathered at the City of L.A.’s Bureau of Street Lighting to delve into broadband as a public good.

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UNITE-LA Today: Hollywood Chamber and UNITE-LA Join Legislative Forces

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce (HCC) extended an invitation to UNITE-LA to join them and a handful of board members for a high-level fly-in to Sacramento to lobby on HCC’s legislative agenda.

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