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Youth Block Party This Saturday

JUNE 12, 2010 (10am-5pm)

Kids IV Life Youth Foundation
10524 S. Main Street (Map)

(104th-107th on Main St. will be blocked off for event)

There will be FREE food, water slides, jumpers, musical chairs, games, resource booths and athletic areas.

Everyone is welcome. The event is FREE. Don’t miss the fun!!!

Flyer (English and Spanish)

Summer Youth Resource Fair Saturday

Saturday, June 5, 2010 (10 am – 2 pm)
Rancho Cienega Park
5001 Rodeo Road
Los Angeles, CA 90016

Come learn about various resources and opportunities available to children, teens, and young adults during the upcoming summer months and beyond including camps, recreation programs, jobs and volunteer opportunities!

Participants to include: YMCA, Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation, City of Los Angeles Public Libraries, Los Angeles Universal Preschool, California Employment Development Department, First5 LA and many others.

Los Angeles County Summer Youth Employment Program

SummerJobs

Your son/daughter qualifies if he or she meets ANY of the following requirements:

1. Between the ages of 14-19 and your family receives assistance from Los Angeles County such as CalWORKS and Food Stamps.

2. A Foster Youth between the ages of 14 – 19 years old.

3. Between the ages of 18 – 24 and you are currently receiving General Relief benefits through the Department of Public Social Services.

More information (all languages).

CONTACT

Phone:
213-351-5390

Websites:
http://css.lacounty.gov/summer-youth.aspx
www.dol.gov/summerjobs

Email:
summeryouthjobs@css.lacounty.gov

Los Angeles County Arts Internship Program Deadline Approaching

APPLICATION DEADLINE: APRIL 7, 2010

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors established the Arts Internship Program (which provides internships for nonprofit performing, presenting, literary and municipal arts organizations) as a companion program to the Getty Multicultural Internship Program in 2000 (which provides internships to museums and visual arts organizations). The purpose of the County’s program is to provide undergraduate students with meaningful on-the-job training and experience in working in nonprofit arts organizations, while assisting arts organizations to develop future arts leaders and advocates. Through this program, students develop a deeper understanding of the work involved in nonprofit arts administration, better understand the role of the arts in a community and develop “real life” business skills that can be put to use in their future careers. During the ten week summer internships, participating organizations gain the assistance of a motivated student to help with special or seasonal projects. Participating organizations also play an important role in developing potential new leaders and advocates in the arts sector, who may go on to pursue careers in arts administration or take on board or volunteer responsibilities.

The Los Angeles County Arts Commission gratefully acknowledges the support of The Getty Foundation in providing the funding for the educational program components of the Los Angeles County Arts Internship Program.

Internship Guidelines

More Information

Supervisors To Decide Whether To Fund LA County Arts Internship Program March 2nd

Arts for LA

On Tuesday, March 2, 2010, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will vote on a motion to restore funding for the Arts Internship Program. The motion is to restore funding for the program in the amount of $250,000, a 50% reduction from FY 2008-09. If restored, the funding would support 75 internships during the summer of 2010, down from 125 internships funded in the previous year.

More information (PDF)
Take Action on the Arts for LA Website
View Supervisor Ridley-Thomas’ Board Motions to Restore Funding:
Arts Internship Program (June 22, 2009)
Funding for the Arts Internship Program (September 22, 2009)