FACE to Kick-off LA County Youth@ Work AAPI Outreach Initiative To Address Racial Equity Gap in Services to AAPI Community
10,000 Internships In LA County and Private Employers
FACE will be joined by Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chair, Hilda L. Solis, Supervisor to the First District, LA County Department of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS), other County Departments, business partners, and youth participants to launch FACE’s AAPI Youth@Work program as part of its AAPI Career Pathways Initiative to reach more AAPI youth. The AAPI population make up 15% of the county population, yet only 3% of the Youth@Work are AAPI students. This initiative in partnership with WDACS is aimed at addressing this gap.
Youth@Work prepares underserved youth ages 14-24 who live in LA County for jobs and careers. The 120-hour internship provides students job training opportunities depending on their interest with one of 40 different departments in Los Angeles County or with private and nonprofit companies. Participants are paid $15/hour. In person and virtual job opportunities are available. Participants will also have the opportunity to connect with mentors and to attend leadership seminars.
Youth@Work pairs paid work experience for youth with a comprehensive and strategic set of employment, training, and support services provided through the County’s network of America’s Job Centers of California (AJCC).
Hyepin Im, FACE President & CEO, stated, “This past pandemic year, with over 6600 reported hate incidents only against AAPI, new awareness has risen of the disparities, suffering, and racial inequities experienced by AAPI communities. Despite high educational attainment by many AAPI groups, they experience the lowest rates of being promoted to management. Our AAPI Youth@Work Initiative in partnership with LA County WDACS will allow a pathway for many AAPI youth to achieve their full potential. On behalf of FACE, we are thankful to partner with LA County to offer this excellent opportunity and also address the gap of low AAPI participation in the Youth@Work Program.
Visit the official website for more information about AAPI Youth@Work Program and to complete the interest form.
WHEN: Thursday, July 8 at 10:00am
LOCATION: 3580 Wilshire Blvd., 17th Floor Conference Room, Los Angeles, CA 90010
Members of the public may watch the kickoff here.
- Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chair Hilda L. Solis, Supervisor to the First District
- Otto Solórzano, Acting Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS)
- Hyepin Im, FACE President & CEO
- Edward Yen, President of LA County Asian American Employee Association
- Mike Fong, LACCD Member of the Board of Trustees
- Jason Pu, San Gabrielle City Councilmember
- Won Sik Myung, President of PAVA
- Amanda Lee, Past Youth@Work Participant
*Some speakers may share some comments in other Asian languages