Over 8,000 local young adults ages 16-30 need support to prepare for a fulfilling career–because they have dropped out of school or are immigrants seeking opportunity in the US. LAYC Career Academy empowers them to reach their long-term goals by providing free training for high-growth career fields, saving them as much as $20,000 a year. Upon enrolling, students take a personalized mix of classes to strengthen their literacy and technology skills. Then they advance into a specialized pathway of their choosing, training to enter either college or careers in the medical or IT fields. Every student gains a certification; career pathway students also complete internships while college pathway students earn college credits. 95% of the Academy’s graduates are working or enrolled in college within six months and on a pathway to self-sufficiency. Nicole Hanrahan,

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Budget (FY2023)

  • The current budget for LAYC Career Academy Public Charter School is: $3 million or higher
  • $1 million to $3 million
  • $500k to $1 million
  • Less than $500k

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