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Our mission is to provide youth with opportunities to create positive and peaceful communities.

1. FAMILIES IN SCHOOLS
Families in Schools - To involve parents in the education of their children as skillful, knowledgeable, and effective partners, capable of ensuring that their children receive the quality of education to which they are entitled, and must have, to achieve life-long success.

2. Campaign for College Opportunity
A broad-based coalition of unprecedented character and size that included business, labor, ethnic group leadership, religious groups, and civic organizations all working together to ensure that California’s next generation of students had the opportunity to attend college.

3. Women in NonTraditional Employment Roles
Women In Non Traditional Employment Roles, Inc.'s (WINTER) mission is to educate and train women and youth for success in non-traditional careers that result in economic self sufficiency. Throughout its 14-year history, WINTER has promoted the employment of women in high-wage, high-skill labor markets by working primarily with two sectors: poverty-level women and youth who need progressive high school education, employment training and related assistance and the employers who might hire them. Since then, WINTER has added youth to its growing list of service recipients, as the agency recognizes that preparing young people for viable, well-compensated employment helps give them the confidence they need to realize their general educational goals and stay on a pro-social path. WINTER has well-established partnerships with employers, unions, and apprenticeship programs, and it is the only organization in Southern California that provides nontraditional employment education to girls and women.Our mission is to encourage and support girls and women’s education, training, employment, and retention in high wage, high skill jobs.

4. PARA LOS NINOS
In 2004, Para Los Niños announced the inauguration of our Youth Workforce Services Department (YWS). YWS extends our services to teens and young adults seeking academic encouragement and employment skills training as they prepare for the working world.

5. APPRENTICESHIPS IN CALIFORNIA
A union apprenticeship is an excellent career choice if you like to work with your hands; are willing to serve an apprenticeship for up to five years, depending on the trade you select; have dexterity, mechanical ability, problem-solving skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a team; wa...

6. CSU MENTOR
CSUMentor is a website designed to help students and their families learn about the California State University (CSU) system. The CSU is comprised of 23 excellent campuses. CSUMentor assists students in planning for college, in selecting the appropriate CSU campus to attend, in planning how to finance their education, and in applying for admission.

7. EDFUND.ORG
As a student, or a family helping a student prepare for college, you want to explore all your education and financing options as you prepare to take that important step to college. Applying for financial aid can seem daunting but we’re here to help. Here you’ll find the information, tips and links you need to make your education dreams a reality—whether that means researching colleges or learning more about your funding options.

8. VIRTUAL ONLINE CAMPUS TOURS
Trying to figure out where to go to college? CampusTours is the worldwide leader in virtual college tours, campus maps and academic multimedia. CampusTours provides virtual tour software and interactive maps...

9. YOUTH AT WORK
Youth@Work, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) website for youth in the workforce. The EEOC's goal is to eliminate illegal discrimination from the workplace for all workers. This website is designed to teach you about some of your rights and responsibilities as an employee. Use the menu on the left to learn about different types of discrimination affecting young workers and what you can do to help prevent discrimination in the workplace.

10. GREEN JOB CORPS
The California Green Jobs Corps is a state-sponsored pilot program that will train 1,500 at-risk youth for technical, construction and other skilled jobs in environmentally friendly industries. The program utilizes $10 million in federal economic stimulus funds, matched with local resources...

11. Youth Speak! Collective
Youth Speak Collective (YSC), a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, is a youth-driven initiative empowering low-income communities in the Northeast San Fernando Valley with the skills necessary to pursue higher education and create strong communities.

12. Foundation for Second Chances, Inc
(FFSC) is a non-profit organization founded in 2004 to make sure that our children are being provided with the basic necessities such as a quality education, the opportunity to flourish in a safe and nurturing environment, an opportunity to build self-confidence and self-esteem, and the ability to achieve.

13. new! FIRST GENERATION STUDENT 
Want the lowdown on college? Look no further. This site is full of info for first-generation college students - kids who will be the first in their families to go to college. And we’ve got you covered, with tips on finding the perfect campus, applying for admission, making it work financially, and doing your best once you get there and after you graduate.  

14.new! JOB CORPS
Job Corps is a no-cost education and vocational training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 through 24 improve the quality of their lives through vocational and academic training. Funded by Congress, Job Corps has been training young adults for meaningful careers since 1964. Job Corps is committed to offering all students a safe, drug-free environment where they can take advantage of the resources provided. IT REALLY IS FREE: HOUSING, FOOD, HEALTHCARE + MORE INCLUDED.

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