Young people are not deficient. They are not things for us to fix. They are our greatest resource, just waiting to be tapped. Unlike other organizations, we cultivate a diverse group of middle and high school students from different neighborhoods, backgrounds, and experiences to collectively engage in change-making practices and learn about social issues of their interest. Based on youth input, we curate an evolving curriculum that guides young people to engage in a social issue of their choice through partnerships with community organizations, workshops, and team building.
As a Youth Empowerment Fellow, you will be trained to cultivate spaces for a diverse community of young people in Los Angeles. You will do this by creating thoughtful, culturally responsive workshops and experiences to enhance learning. We also provide a sizeable education award of $10,000* pre-tax after completing 1700 hours of service along with a modest bi-weekly living allowance during your term, health & dental, and childcare assistance if applicable. What’s in it for you? Gain expertise supporting a contemporary youth program making waves across California, graduating nearly 1,900 young changemakers to date!
U.S. Citizens or legal permanent residents between 17-26 years old are eligible. Must have a GED or high school diploma to be eligible to apply.
* Cumulative total of the Eli Segal Education Award through AmeriCorps and Cal for All award through CalVolunteers.
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Student loan forbearance, Training
English, Korean, Spanish
Uniforms provided and required
Subject to criminal background check
17 - 26