Culver City is stepping up to the plate in response to President Barack Obama’s challenge to businesses, non-profits and governments to work together to provide pathways to employment for low-income and disconnected youth this summer.
The program is called “Summer Jobs +” and to date has resulted in a commitment of nearly 300,000 summer jobs, mentorships and other employment opportunities throughout the country for youth this summer.
Among the Culver City employers that have risen to the challenge are ; Sports Studio; ; Symantec; , Inc., and .
“On-the-job training is a valuable part of one’s career path. We are pleased to have several Culver City companies participating in this program,” Mayor Andy Weissman said in a written statement.
In addition to the large corporations Culver City has been participating in a summer Youth Mentoring Program for At Risk Youth ages 18-24, since 1998. The program is funded through the City’s Prop A Grant, awarded in 1998 from the Los Angeles County Regional Park and Open Space District.
To learn more about President Obama’s initiative visit http://www.whitehouse.gov/economy/jobs/summerjobs