Our Youth Employment Services are designed specifically to
help the young people of Los Angeles. Youth between the ages 16-24,
residents of the City of Los Angeles and income eligible, are provided
career and educational services, along with social and recreational activities
via youth centers.
Other services include: employment/work readiness,
career exploration and guidance, occupational skills training, tutoring/computer
training, college preparation/leadership, counseling/mentoring and alternative high school services.
Young adults can participate in HireLA's Youth Employment Program
and get connected with local businesses that are ready to hire. The program will give you the skills and confidence to pursue the career field of your choice. Earn a Work Readiness Certificate and receive preferred job leads from HireLA’s Youth employer partners.
There is also the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)
that partners with local businesses to provide young people aged 16 to 21 years old with work experience during the summer.
See how participation in this program can make a real impact on your life, watch HIRE LA's Youth Video
featuring a local teen who looks back on the real life experience he gained in the program three years ago and where he is today.
YouthSource Centers provide resources and services aimed at completing high school and learning how to get the most out of education, which will lead to a solid career. Staff at our YouthSource Centers will help you build the skills necessary for education, employment and work readiness skills, career exploration and guidance, computer training and more.
YouthSource is a city-wide program open to young people ages 14-24. All of our services are free!
Find your nearest YouthSource location
Cash for College
L.A. Cash for College (CFC) offers a variety of resources to inform and encourage students about the benefits of education. There is information and resource material for all grade levels, financial planning, and several different opportunities for local area students to be awarded college scholarships. Professional advisors provide free, one-on-one financial aid assistance to families completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid [FAFSA] and CalGrant GPA Verification Form, as well as California Dream Act applications.
The Los Angeles Cash for College program is recognized as the primary source of college information for local students and their families, showing them that a college education and high wage career are attainable no matter what financial background. Now, more than ever, it is important for youth to understand the available options in choosing a college and career path.
List of Participating Career Centers
LA Cash for College.org