DHR REPORT 2017 2018

class="content-page"> 2017-2018 DHR REPORT 9 TempLA Program was implemented COUNTYWIDE YOUTH BRIDGES PROGRAM On December 19, 2017, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved the implementation of DHR’s Countywide Youth Bridges Program (CYBP). This three-step career pathway program presents an opportunity to support effective career pathways for youth facing barriers to employment before they become disconnected from the workplace, education, housing and social networks. Inthefirstyearoftheprogram,DHR,withthepartnership of Workforce Development, Aging, and Community Services Department, has successfully implemented step one, the Youth@Work Internship, which provides youth with the opportunity to participate in 120 hours of paid work experience. By the end of the this fiscal year, DHR anticipates placing over 963 youth into these paid internship opportunities. We are excited to announce that the first CYBP cohort, comprised of 43 youth working across three County departments, concluded in May 2018. The first CYBP recruitment fair was also held on June 9, 2018, with several more scheduled throughout the summer. Additionally, the Youth Worker Training Program (step two) examinations were posted and open for filing on June 11, 2018, which we anticipate will bring a strong group of CYBP participants to move the program forward. TempLA Launched by a Board motion in April 2017 through collaboration with the Chief Executive Office, Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services Department, and Department of Public Social Services, TempLA provides a pathway to permanent employment through temporary clerical and office support positions that open the door to County careers. With the goal of assisting participants to overcome workforce barriers, TempLA provides on-the-job work experience and extensive professional training to temporary employees. Bolstered by the mantra, “Don’t let your past dictate your future,” TempLA has reinvested in the community by facilitating employment for low-income and at-risk individuals across all five County supervisorial districts. Now over one year into this program, TempLA has hired and placed 137 temporary employees into positions across thirteen different County departments. Participants of the TempLA program come from all walks of life— individuals that were housing insecure, justice involved or formerly incarcerated, and previous clients of the County, whether in the welfare system or foster care. In fact, 80% of TempLA employees were previously unemployed and 26% were previously homeless. Additionally, TempLA is creating inroads to permanent career opportunities, to date, 30 TempLA employees have secured permanent full-time positions. Goal 1 | Underserved Populations April 1, 2017 50 TempLA employees hired May 31, 2017 100 active TempLA participants Recognized by the Board of Supervisors May 23, 2018 121 cumulative TempLA employees 25 permanent placements through TempLA July 30, 2018