Ribbon cutting ceremony of the LA LGBT Center's Anita May Rosenstein Campus grand opening
Staff from the City of Los Angeles Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWDD) attended the grand opening of the
Since 2010, EWDD has partnered with the LA LGBT Center to provide education and employment opportunities to homeless and disconnected LGBTQ youth. Through its partnership with the City’s YouthSource Centers, the LA LGBT Center has been able to provide youth, many who are struggling with homelessness, opportunities to explore and prepare for careers they may otherwise never have considered.

The path toward employment and steady income provided by the YouthSource Centers helps the LGBT youth exit homelessness and obtain housing. In the past four years, more than 400 LA LGBT youth participants have enrolled in the City’s YouthSource Centers and more than 200 LA LGBT youth have received paid internships through the City’s Hire LA’s Youth employment program, according to LA LGBT Center staff.

The new Anita May Rosenstein Campus includes 100 beds for homeless youth, a Youth Drop-In Center, and other amenities. Phase II of the Campus, scheduled to open in mid-2020, will also include 25 supportive housing apartments for youth.

Explore the various services that EWDD offers by checking out the Business Services, Employment Services and Youth Services pages. Discover what EWDD can do for you!

This story is part of the EWDD UPDATES from the week of April 15, 2019. Read this issue and more.