Archdiocesan Youth Employment Services
The Archdiocesan Youth Employment Services (AYE) of Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, Inc. provides over 2,000 less privileged youth with job training, educational and career services each year. An additional 1,500 young people receive referral and job placement assistance through an extensive network of employers and community organizations.
AYE has operated federally funded job training programs since 1965 when it was asked by the U.S. Department of Labor to participate in the War on Poverty. Since then, AYE has served over 85,000 disadvantaged young people. AYE has proved a viable provider of public services by exceeding the local Workforce Investment Board (formerly Private Industry Councils) performance standards. This is accomplished by partnerships with many firms such as Bank of America, FedEx-Kinko, and the Automobile Club of Southern California.
AYE has field offices in Antelope Valley, Downtown Los Angeles, East Los Angeles, Hollywood and South Los Angeles in partnership with many local educational and community organizations. These community organizations provide an array of youth services including classrooms and lecture halls, thus enabling AYE to leverage public funds with private resources.
AYE collaborates with the many organizations include the Los Angeles Trade Tech College, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), Bresee Foundation, Covenant House, Marriott Foundation, and the University of Southern California. These partnerships allow us to share information and resources to promote a comprehensive youth delivery system. These programs are vital in helping young people prepare for America’s future workforce.