YWCA GLA strives to meet community needs in Greater Los Angeles through our Empowerment Centers located throughout the city. Each location houses various programs including:
DIGITAL LEARNING ACADEMY —
An innovative partnership with Xerox Corporation was created to address the digital skills gap prevalent in today’s available labor force. The Digital Learning Academy (DLA) will feature a credentialed, customized curriculum based on the Xerox’s “School to Career” program.
Launching March 2015, the academy structure will provide high quality career and technical education and training resulting in certificated graduates placed in employment in career path positions in the digital fields.
SEXUAL ASSAULT CRISIS SERVICES — Seeking to improve the quality of life for those victimized by sexual assault, this program strives to expand awareness in the community on issues related to sexual violence. Services include accompaniment, advocacy, community education, individual and group counseling, crisis intervention along with a 24-hour crisis hotline, prevention education, self-defense, and the ‘Clothesline Project’.
CHILD DEVELOPMENT — Affordable child development program that serves low-income families in which parents work or attend school. This free program benefits both children and parents by providing safe, developmentally-oriented child care and parenting education.
YOUTH PROGRAMS — Contracting with numerous collaborating agencies allows the YWCA to provide comprehensive services to at-risk youth and their families. This free program is comprised of three major components: Academic Assistance, Enrichment, and Recreation.
SENIOR ENGAGEMENT — Hundreds of seniors from these communities join activities that focus on three main areas: Social, Education, and Health/Fitness. With the second largest elderly population in the country, the need for strong senior programs in Los Angeles is apparent.