LA CAUSA is part of YouthBuild, a national nonprofit
organization that works to unleash the positive energy of low-income
young people to rebuild their communities and their lives.
With the support of our Educational Partner, John Muir Charter School, LA CAUSA YouthBuild offers individualized, group, and culturally relevant instruction for high school diploma completion.
LA CAUSA YouthBuild utilizes construction training as a means to offer youth concrete job skills that lend themselves to addressing the deplorable housing conditions in their community. While providing them with a valuable skill set that can help young adults earn a living wage. Our vocational instruction also offers young people the opportunity to develop the community building skills necessary to work within the non-profit sector.
Our Youth Development strategy assigns each participant a Program Manager that supports the development of self-discipline, responsibility, entitlement, empowerment and commitment. We support and assist with personal development of life skills through the creation of individualized action plans carried out in private monthly meetings. Weekly trainings are provided that emphasize the development of leadership. In sum, by providing an encouraging and supportive community through the coaching of youth, LA CAUSA is committed to helping participants become actively engaged in the formation of self determined goals and in creating and implementing consequential activities to address community needs.
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In partnership with YouthBuild Charter School, LA CAUSA offers individualized, group and culturally relevant instruction for high school diploma completion, utilizing innovative teaching techniques and advanced computer technology to engage students. Our emphasis is to nurture a critique of oppressive relations of power and how they impact our participants’ lives.
High School Diploma
Culturally relevant curriculum
Study skills development
For more information contact: Tizoc Brenes Lead Teach, Science Tizoc@lacausainc.org
Leadership/Life Skills Training
Multi-dimensional Consciousness raising
Individual Service Plans
For more information contact: Frank Alvarez
Leadership & Life Skill
As a leadership development program, LA CAUSA believes that our community needs more diverse, effective and homegrown leaders. Therefore, it is important for young adults to have experiences that allow them to develop and use leadership skills, and develop a consciousness that is socially aware of issues affecting the community. As members of LA CAUSA, each young person participates in weekly leadership trainings and commits to completing at least 500 hours of meaningful community service. Members are also offered the opportunity to earn an AmeriCorps Scholarship.
LA CAUSA’s Youth Development strategy assigns each participant a Program Manager that supports the development of self-discipline, responsibility, empowerment and commitment. By providing an encouraging and supportive community through the coaching of youth, LA CAUSA is committed to helping participants become actively engaged in the formation of self determined goals and in creating and implementing consequential activities to address community needs. Members participate in bi-monthly Life Skills trainings designed to provide members with knowledge and information on basic life and work situations and to better help them cope successfully with these issues.
For more information contact: Amy Ruvalcaba Americrops Coordinator Amy@lacausainc.org
Each LA CAUSA member is expected to participate in a variety of activities designed to increase their employability after graduation. These will include, but are not limited to, Job Skills workshops, hands-on training, goal setting and strategizing meetings with LA CAUSA staff. Members also receive placement services from partner organizations such as the East LA WorkSource Center. Youth will visit local colleges and universities in an exploration of higher education opportunities. All members receive assistance in college enrollment and in filling out financial aid forms.
For more information contact: Rogelio Medina Director of Post Secondary Education Rogelio@lacausainc.org
For more information contact: Tony Bautista Sustainability Director Tony@lacausainc.org