Los Angeles County is one of the largest and most diverse regions in the nation. To better prepare the future Southeast workforce, the California Latino Leadership Institute, (CLLI), is presenting the Third Annual 2018 Southeast Youth Workforce Development & Civic Engagement Program (Southeast Fellows).

The Southeast Fellows Program is a one of a kind rigorous Monday thru Saturday paid summer internship targeting high school residents ages 16-18 who are juniors and seniors in the 2018-2019 academic school year. The goal of the program is to create an environment for collective problem solving, soft skills development, conflict negotiation, team building, workforce career mentoring and civic engagement tools.

Sixteen Southeast Fellows will be selected via a competitive application process from the six Southeast cities of: Vernon, Cudahy, Maywood, Bell, Huntington Park (Including Walnut Park), and South Gate.

The application Round 1 (February 15, 2018 – March 22, 2018) is the submission of written essays. Applications are reviewed and scored by a diverse panel of readers. The top 15% of the application pool will be invited to continue to Round 2 (March 31, April 7 & 8, 2018) which is a 30-minute in person interview. Once selected, each Southeast Fellow is provided with an individual tool kit that they keep after fellowship graduation ($1500 value) which includes: one Dell lap top computer, computer bag, Microsoft operating system and maintenance service for one-year, digital head shot, two custom team uniform shirts, personal binder with reading materials, team book, “The Seven Habits of Effective People”, by Stephen R Covey, and an internship stipend ($1,000) and placement within a Southeast community agency. Southeast Fellows are paid interns of NEW Economics for Women and will be placed within various agencies in the Southeast. For many teens this is their first employment experience and the Program’s goals and objectives will:

• Provide a long-term workforce leadership development pathway that is sustainable for youth;

• Support civic engagement and empower students to grow closing the career opportunity gap and becoming productive members of society; and

• Inspire positive, energized ethical change within the Southeast community and learn to play golf.


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  • The California Latino Leadership Institute (CLLI) was founded in 2014 as a statewide 501 (c ) (3) nonpartisan organization with a mission to develop diverse and entrepreneurial public, corporate and community leaders to create a better future for California.

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