Education & Workforce Development

Evolve Entertainment Fund

Los Angeles is the world’s entertainment hub, and it’s also one of the world’s most diverse cities. Evolve Entertainment Fund supports a cross-sector initiative to help the entertainment industry embrace that diversity and its creative potential.

2022-11-28T10:19:48-08:00May 1, 2019||

Mayor Garcetti Launches WiSTEM L.A. To Connect Women With Opportunities In Growing Tech Sector

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles is home to one of the world’s fastest-growing and most dynamic tech and engineering sectors, and Mayor Eric Garcetti launched a new effort today — WiSTEM L.A. — to ensure that young women are equitably included in these promising industries. WiSTEM connects young women with mentors in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields, where women have been chronically and historically underrepresented. More than 600 people registered to attend the kick off. “While women suffer from lost opportunity, the technology industry suffers from lost ingenuity,” said Mayor Garcetti. “WiSTEM is designed to close the gender gap in one of our [...]

2022-10-09T20:55:41-07:00September 17, 2018|City Hall News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Kicks Off 2018 Hire L.A.’s Youth Jobs Program

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti encouraged young Angelenos to apply for summer jobs at today’s kick-off of HIRE LA’s Youth, a program to help them build work experience and pursue their dream careers. Under Mayor Garcetti’s leadership, the program has more than tripled in size and is on track to hire at least 20,000 young people by 2020. Last year, the City matched nearly 17,000 young people with summer and year-round jobs. “An open door to a job is life-changing for any young person, especially those who’ve faced economic and social challenges,” said Mayor Garcetti. “HIRE LA’s Youth offers local [...]

2022-10-09T20:55:42-07:00July 11, 2018|City Hall News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Launches Evolve Entertainment Fund To Boost Diversity In Entertainment Industry

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today joined filmmaker Ava DuVernay and producer Dan Lin to launch the Evolve Entertainment Fund (EEF), a public-private partnership aimed at creating new opportunities for communities that have been historically excluded from the entertainment industry. The Evolve fund is an alliance between the City of Los Angeles, industry leaders in entertainment and digital media, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions. It is dedicated to building career pathways into film, television, and music for women, people of color, and low-income Angelenos through paid internships, focused mentoring, and an ongoing series of workshops and panels. The EEF has [...]

2022-10-09T20:55:44-07:00February 12, 2018|City Hall News, Program News|

Mayor Eric Garcetti And First Lady Amy Elaine Wakeland  Announce The Inaugural Los Angeles State Of Women & Girls Address And Young Women’s Assembly

LOS ANGELES — Women’s achievements, challenges, and future opportunities will be at the center of a historic conference to be hosted by Mayor Eric Garcetti and First Lady Amy Elaine Wakeland at the University of Southern California (USC). The Inaugural Los Angeles State of Women & Girls Address and Young Women’s Assembly will be held on March 14 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The event will bring together Angelenos — including civic and thought leaders, as well as 700 girls, young women, and trans youth — for in-depth conversations, panels, and presentations on the state of gender equality in Los Angeles. The Inaugural [...]

2022-10-09T20:56:03-07:00March 10, 2017|City Hall News, Program News|

TechFair LA Features More Than 250 High-Profile Tech Employers Looking to Hire Local Talent

LOS ANGELES — L.A. is home to one of the world’s fastest-growing and most dynamic tech sectors, and Mayor Eric Garcetti is hosting a job fair today to connect Angelenos with companies looking to hire in this expanding industry. More than 11,000 job-seekers registered to attend the event. TechFair LA — the largest job fair of its kind in Los Angeles history — is a partnership of Mayor Garcetti’s Office of Economic Development and the City’s Entrepreneur in Residence, Jason Nazar. More than 250 of the city’s leading tech companies are participating in the daylong event at The Reef in Downtown L.A., [...]

2022-10-09T20:56:04-07:00January 30, 2017|MFLA News, Program News|

L.A. Puts Higher Education Within Reach For All Students

LOS ANGELES—Mayor Eric Garcetti and a host of local and national partners today launched the L.A. College Promise, making Los Angeles the largest city in America to guarantee high school graduates in the class of 2017 at least one tuition-free year of higher education. The announcement was made on the campus of Los Angeles City College, where Mayor Garcetti was joined Dr. Jill Biden, the Second Lady of the United States; Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom; LACCD Board of Trustees President Scott Svonkin; LAUSD Board President Steve Zimmer; LACCD Chancellor Francisco Rodriguez; and LAUSD Superintendent Michelle King. LAUSD students who began [...]

2022-10-09T20:56:07-07:00September 14, 2016|MFLA News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti Announces New Youth Hiring Goal

LOS ANGELES—Mayor Eric Garcetti today attended the largest youth job fair in Los Angeles history, where he announced a new goal to hire 15,000 young people for year-round employment in 2016. The goal more than triples the number of youth jobs that were coordinated by City Hall when he entered office. The 100,000 Opportunities Initiative aims to find 100,000 jobs for young people by 2018. A prime example of the power of expanded hiring partnerships, today’s job fair will be attended by more than 6,000 young people — who will interview with private sector employers, fill out job applications, build [...]

2022-10-09T20:56:09-07:00February 17, 2016|City Hall News, Program News|

Mayor Garcetti and Supervisor Knabe Kick Off 2015 Summer Youth Employment Program

LOS ANGELES –  Local leaders celebrated the launch of a high-performing Los Angeles City and County-wide 2015 summer youth employment program today. Combined, the City and County program will provide nearly 20,000 youth with job skills training, financial literacy skills, and what are often first-time pay checks. Mayor Eric Garcetti and Supervisor Don Knabe, joined by Supervisors Hilda Solis, Sheila Kuehl, Mark Ridley-Thomas, and Councilmember Gil Cedillo, have all been strong advocates of the program, which they kicked off at Grand Park with young Angelenos from throughout the region. This year, the program will focus on high-growth, high-wage sectors, exposing youth [...]

2022-10-09T20:56:30-07:00July 8, 2015|City Hall News, Program News|

HIRE LA’s Youth

The City’s youth employment initiative coordinates public and private resources to expand job opportunities for L.A.’s next generation of talent.

2022-11-29T12:38:57-08:00April 14, 2015||
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