This non-profit Is dedicated to helping domestic workers in Los Angeles build a community armed with information, advocacy and leadership skills, experienced in wage negotiations, marketing and other skills, so they can see themselves as a powerful and united economic community. Funds will be used to hire a part-time staff member to extend the networkand add “active members,” to support the organization's work.
Funds support Operation SMART, the STEM program designed by Girls Inc. to expose female students age 5-14 to curricula, such as coding classes, which will encourage them to consider careers in STEM fields. Girls Inc. of Greater LA currently partners with elementary and middle schools in the South LA, Compton and Watts neighborhoods.
Funded program enables women experiencing homelessness to learn skills that lead to both employment and income. The Job Readiness and Supportive program reaches 950 women per year, beginning with assessments for reading, math and computer literacy, offers 350 1:1 coaching sessions for 200 women, and offers a 12 week workforce training program with counseling and coaching (mock interviews, resume building, soft skill development), and job placement for 50 women.
Rigorous training and pre-apprenticeship course that, upon completion, allows women to enter high wage, high skill, non-traditional jobs, primarily in the trades, construction and petrochemical technology fields. LAGC funds will partially underwrite the cost of the job developer, who works with each cohort to train and prep the women, as well as to create relationships in the job sector, primarily with contractors, unions and “hazmat” programs. The moneys will also help underwrite costs for supplies, tools, clothes, and the initial union fee if the woman cannot afford it.
Grant supports programs which help girls transition out of incarceration and/or gang membership into a path to self-sufficiency and stability. They provide hands-on, skill building workshops (the Secure My Future series) and relationship building while the girls are at a detention camp, and intensive individual case management for 15 months post release. An individual re-entry plan is created and monitored for each girl.