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Garcetti touts program to provide young Angelenos with paid service jobs


Mayor Eric Garcetti recently kicked off Angeleno Corps, a program to provide 400 young Angelenos from areas highly impacted by COVID-19 with opportunities to earn a paycheck, gain work experience, and serve their city in areas critical to our recovery.

“Investing in young people is key to our L.A. comeback,” said Garcetti. “With the Angeleno Corps program, we are providing young Angelenos with a path to pursue their career goals — and the opportunity to help their communities recover and thrive.”

The Angeleno Corps is a 10-month, intensive service, support, and education program designed to engage young Angelenos in community recovery efforts in neighborhoods most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. All participants will receive a $1,000 monthly stipend for their service. Corps members serve in one of four recovery and equity priority areas: education & child care, health equity and environmental justice, digital equity, and family immigration assistance.

The City of Los Angeles has partnered with 38 community organizations to offer a variety of experiences to program participants. Kedren Community Health Center will host 25 of these corps members who will be providing support on primary care and its mobile COVID-19 vaccination and testing efforts.

These young men and women represent the best of Los Angeles and we all should be proud that their first contribution to the workforce will be in providing culturally-responsive and integrated healthcare, community outreach, and engagement services to the most vulnerable communities,” said Dr. John Griffith, Kedren’s president.