The launch of Let's Go To College Los Angeles, UNITE-LA's virtual L.A. Cash for College efforts and upcoming workshops, the release of our L.A. Health Care Talent Pipeline Impact Report, the Real World of STEAM program, which provided virtual career-exploration activities and project-based work experiences to 55 youth, and a lot more...
The report and summary highlight major accomplishments in our efforts to address critical health care workforce shortages in the L.A. region by ensuring underserved young adults from diverse, local communities engage with high-demand, living wage career pathways in the industry.Read more
Responding to challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, UNITE-LA, in collaboration with state, city and local partners, launched COVID College Connect, Summer of Success and Health Career Recruitment job placement efforts, while LA Youth at Work partnered with Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation to launch a virtual job training program that has already served over 200 local youth. And there's a lot more...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 6, 2020
Budget Negotiations Between the Governor and State Legislature Remain Ongoing
Back in January, Governor Gavin Newsom released his proposed 2020-21 budget and projected over $5.6 billion in revenue. He included significant investments around homelessness, health care coverage and paid family leave. Since then, the COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the state budget outlook, leaving the governor and the legislature with the difficult task of closing a $54 billion budget deficit. UNITE-LA urges Governor Newsom and the legislature to work out a deal that focuses on equitable solutions to help uplift our state’s already struggling families while also taking steps to strengthen our state’s economy.Read more
The legislature is expected to vote on a bill that will expand Paid Family Leave protections. Below is an OpEd our President & CEO, David Rattray, penned. We hope you also join us in amplifying your voice with regards to this very important topic for California families. Share our social media posts on Instagram and Twitter or call your legislator.
Vice President, Policy & Public Affairs
The Policy team led Early Care and Education, and K-12 and Higher Education/Immigration groups at the annual ACCESS D.C. advocacy trip; L.A. Cash for College coordinated 158 financial aid completion workshops, individually assisting 4,830 students in the completion of their FAFSA, CA Dream Act or Chafee Grant applications, and over 350 South L.A. students prepared for summer jobs and internships in the healthcare industry. That and more...