Los Angeles Promize Zone Operation AmeriCorps
Thirty-seven million Americans live in poverty. Through AmeriCorps State and National, you can make a tangible difference. And, you'll find the fulfillment that comes from using your knowledge and skills to help those in disadvantaged circumstances turn their dreams into reality.
Los Angeles Promise Zone Operation AmeriCorps
The program will target and address the critical community need of low post-secondary readiness of high school juniors and seniors in Hollywood, Central LA/Pico Union, Pacoima, Boyle Heights, South LA, and Watts.
What College and Career Ambassadors Do
In Los Angeles Promise Zone Operation AmeriCorps, State and National members complete 1700 hours of service over a 10 month period. Members will be trained to serve as College & Career Ambassadors (“CCAs”) to help prepare students for post-secondary options that include two or four year college, military service, national service, employment, internships, job training, or registered apprenticeships. Los Angeles Promise Zone Operation AmeriCorps members will work with schools and community partners to identify and recruit students who need additional support in preparing for post-secondary options. The program will seek to have a ratio of at least 40 students per Ambassador, for a total of 520 students reaching college and career opportunities following high school.