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VIDEO: Greater Zion Church Family’s Voices of Destiny Choir Perform for the Board of Supervisors

Compton’s Greater Zion Church Family’s Voices of Destiny Choir sang at today’s Board of Supervisor’s meeting after being honored by Supervisor Ridley-Thomas.

SAVE THE DATE: FIGHT FOR LOCAL JOBS IN THE SECOND DISTRICT

NEW MLK MACC

OCTOBER 19, 2010 at 9:30 AM

WHERE:
Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration 381-B
(Hearing Room of the Board of Supervisors)
500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

RSVP:
Karla Diaz at KDiaz@bos.lacounty.gov

The Board of Supervisors will vote on a proposal to establish a Local Worker Hiring Policy for the $145 million Martin Luther King, Jr. Multi-Service Ambulatory Care Center. With over $400 million of construction activity on the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Hospital and surrounding buildings, this is our first opportunity to promote local hiring.

The proposed policy will ensure that at least 30% of total construction hours worked under a Project Labor Agreement with the building trade unions are performed by local residents who live in high unemployment ZIP codes (150% of the County average), and that a substantial portion of these are set aside for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Come and let your voice be heard in support of local hiring.

FLYER

VIDEO: Washington Prep Student Tyki Nelworth Honored By Board of Supervisors

Supervisor Ridley-Thomas honored Tyki Nelworth, a senior at Washington Preparatory High School, for his academic excellence and acceptance to the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Read more about Tyki’s life and accomplishments in a feature article on the L.A. Times website.

VIDEO: Supervisor Honors Community Partners For Their Roles In Successful Day Reporting Center Program For Probation Youth

Lauding the Day Reporting Center (DRC) as one of the most successful re-entry programs for youth in the L.A. County Probation system, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas today recognized community partners of the pilot project launched in November 2008.

The Supervisor acknowledged the support of the Century Community Training Program (CCTP), a Lennox-based nonprofit organization that offers a free eight-week pre-apprenticeship construction training and employment services program for those transitioning from unemployment, welfare, low-income jobs, or incarceration; Playa Vista Jobs (PV JOBS), a non-profit organization providing job placement opportunities for disadvantaged youth and adults; and the Quantum Corporation, a nonprofit community and economic development organization that works with multicultural residents and businesses throughout the County.

“Today I have the honor of presenting commendations to these three companies, which have been working closing with the Probation Department in implementing the Day Reporting Center, one of its most successful re-entry programs for the County,” Supervisor Ridley-Thomas said.

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