Councilman Curren Price, EWDD Gen Mgr Jan Perry, EWDD Asst Gen Mgr Robert Sainz, with Vernon-Central youth participants and counselors celebrate the South LA location grand opening
An estimated 200 people attended the grand opening festivities Saturday, September 23, 2017 of the Vernon-Central Network YouthSource Center, operated by EWDD partner Coalition for Responsible Community Development (CRCD).

“As the City partner to the Vernon-Central Network YouthSource Center, we are very excited about the renewed resources for young people to get back in school, to strengthen their skill set and help them and their families feel supported,” said EWDD General Manager Jan Perry.

Located at the historic 28th Street YMCA in South Los Angeles, CRCD held a block party and family resource fair to welcome local youth and neighbors to the center. Booths at the block party offered face-painting, free flu shots, free child identification kits and other services. In an auspicious turn of events, 7-11 hired two youth on the spot for jobs, representing the opportunities available for youth at the City’s 14 YouthSource Centers.

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This story is part of the EWDD UPDATES Newsletter from the week of 9/25/2017. Read this issue and more.