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News Room & Blogs

UNITE-LA Today: Career Day for Cleantech

UNITE-LA’s LA Regional Cleantech Career Academy hosted its first career day in October.

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UNITE-LA Today: Virtual Fair, Hands on Help

Last month, UNITE-LA hosted a virtual Health Care Career Fair, with close to 50 aspiring, health care professionals in attendance.

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UNITE-LA Today: UNITE-LA Attends NCAN

Staff from UNITE-LA traveled to Dallas, TX, last month to attend the 2023 National College Attainment Network (NCAN) Conference.

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UNITE-LA Today: Thriving Futures - Achievements of the Community Health Job & Career Fair

Last month, UNITE-LA partnered with the Los Angeles Regional Consortium (LARC), Pasadena City College (PCC) and the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County (CCALAC) to host the Community Health Job & Career Fair on the Pasadena City College Foothill campus.

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UNITE-LA Today: L.A.'s Tech Pathways Academy Launches

Last month, UNITE-LA’s Tech Pathways Academy, powered by Microsoft, launched with 32 high school students from across L.A. County.

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UNITE-LA Today: UNITE-LA Participates in GFE Panel

UNITE-LA’s National Strategic Partnerships (NSP) team participated in the Grantmakers for Education annual conference in Atlanta, GA, in mid-October.

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UNITE-LA Today: UNITE-LA + Los Angeles City Workforce Development Board Appointments

UNITE-LA is pleased to share that Carrie Lemmon, UNITE-LA vice president of Systems Change Strategy, was recently appointed to the City of Los Angeles' Youth Council, where committee members facilitate collaboration for youth advocacy and increase youth job opportunities. Moreover, Alysia Bell, president of UNITE-LA, joined the City of L.A. Workforce Development Board’s Five-Year Strategic Plan Ad Hoc Committee.

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UNITE-LA Today: Addressing the Needs of Opportunity Youth

UNITE-LA's most recent Education Means Business Policy Webinar had California's Assembly Majority Leader Isaac G. Bryan illuminating the most pressing challenges faced by opportunity youth (OY) and the importance of addressing their needs. During the event, we highlighted the efforts of UNITE-LA in supporting opportunity youth, including UNITE-LA serving as the co-convener of the OY Collaborative and contributing to the updated, strategic planning process of the Los Angeles Performance Partnership Pilot (LAP3), which aims to reduce the youth disconnection rate by 32,000 through an action plan to be published in early 2024.

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UNITE-LA Today: REAL Work

UNITE-LA supported the REAL EDWD Committee’s October convening, which focused on workforce development challenges in the health care sector and featured Clifford R. Daniels, senior vice president and chief strategy & integration officer for USC Arcadia Hospital. Daniels flagged one in five hospitals are in danger of shutting down in Southern California due to funding and workforce access challenges, making this a critical issue for the region. He emphasized a need for innovative solutions and strong legislative advocacy to address these and other impacting factors, including lack of child care, teacher shortages and a need for stronger K-12 pipeline programs.

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UNITE-LA Today: California Economic Summit Success

UNITE-LA was proud to partner and support California Forward and the California Stewardship Network in the development of their annual California Economic Summit, an ongoing movement to make the government and economy work for everyone. The annual, two-day summit was designed to create a shared economic agenda, discuss the Roadmap to Shared Prosperity and set the stage for collective action in the coming year.

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