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Archdiocesan Youth Employment Services Partners with InnerSight

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A Message From the Director …Robert Gutierrez



As we begin our 51st year of service to the greater Los Angeles community, we celebrate the success of the more than 100,000 youth that AYE has served over the last half century and look forward to preparing the next generation of America’s workf0rce.

2016 will indeed be an eventful year for AYE. We are a learning organization, dedicated to Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI). We always seek to learn from our participants, colleagues, and partners to find new, innovative, and effective ways to carry out our mission. This year, AYE will pursue the California Awards for Performance Excellence (CAPE) which asks an agency to examine its leadership, governance, customer satisfaction system, operations and processes, knowledge management system, human resources, and overall organizational results to achieve excellence.

I am pleased to announce that as part of this effort, AYE is expanding its existing Los Angeles City partnership with lnnerSight to include our two LA County locations in East Los Angeles and Florence-Firestone. This will allow participants to partake in the lnnerSight experience of career exploration. Identifying their personal preferences will assist AYE coordinators in developing a personalized education and career plan. Equipped with this knowledge, youth will be able to apply these preferences when making important decisions about their future.

It is an exciting time at AYE and we are thankful for your continued support as we look forward to another 50 years of Building Bridges to Success for the youth of Los Angeles.

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Youth Lounge Dedication

At its January Advisory Board Meeting, AYE dedicated the youth lounge in its Central Office to the The Fred & June MacMurray Foundation for its commitment to creating leadership and internship opportunities for the youth of Los Angeles.

Over the years, their unwavering support for AYE has provided nearly 200 young adults with life­ changing professional work experiences. Fred & June MacMurray Foundation Board Member, Monsignor Padraic Loftus, accepted a plaque from AYE Director, Robert Gutierrez, along with AYE’s great appreciation for all of the Foundation’s efforts to help prepare young people to become self-sufficient, productive members of America’s future workforce.


AYE Partners with the Weingart Foundation

This spring, AYE was awarded with an unrestricted operating support grant from the Weingart Foundation to build capacity and implement strategic initiatives. Through its planning process, AYE’s Advisory Board identified private resource development, staff training, and new technology as key areas of focus over the next three years. Support from the Weingart Foundation will enable AYE to invest in training, staffing and resources to develop these initiatives.

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AYE News is a publication of the Archdiocesan Youth Employment Services, an organization dedicated to enabling youth to overcome socio­ economic barriers through practical work experience, education and counseling to prepare them for America’s workforce. The Archdiocesan Youth Employment Services is a Federally funded non-sectarian service sponsored by the City and the County of Los Angeles Workforce Development Boards and private contributions.


UCLA Community Based Learning Program Selects InnerSight Experience™

UCLA first SAVEUCLA Community Based Learning Program Selects InnerSight Experience™ as a new offering to creatively engage youth in Life’s Choices in Youth WorkSource Centers in West and Central Los Angeles.

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InnerSight® was chosen by the UCLA Community Based Learning Program (CBL) to provide comprehensive occupational and intrapersonal assessment services for  youth  in their program. The UCLA CBL provides services to youth ages 14-21 that have dropped out of school or are in danger of doing so.  InnerSight® is partnering with the UCLA CBL Program using its proprietary InnerSight Experience™  helping youth uncover their special interests and preferences so they can use them in making effective personal, educational and career choices.

City of Los Angeles Youth Opportunity System Selects InnerSight Experience™

New LA LOGOThe City of Los Angeles Economic and Workforce Development Department is currently using the InnerSight Experience™ as the foundation Assessment and Experience with Youth across the City.

The InnerSight Experience™ was identified as a prospective “best practice” for engaging youth, on an individual level, in their  personal development. Patricia Holeman Assistant Director of the YouthSource Youth Opportunity System in the City of Los Angeles chose the InnerSight Experience as a result of a  CWA Youth Conference presentation by Ceres Unified School district’s Project YES Youth. Pat says “I was impressed by the power of the idea of putting the person in the process and the focus on positively engaging the youth in making their own choices”.

Engaging Youth in Life’s Multiple Choices—

CWA First SaveYouth development specialists with Los Angeles Youth Opportunity system shared how the InnerSight Experience helps them engage their youth in making personal choices at the CWA Annual conference.

Life comes with multiple choices, but for the youth in the City of Los Angeles, those choices are made through a greater insight of who they are according to their own preferences and interests.

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Youth development specialists in the city’s Youth Opportunity Movement centers are putting their clients in the process of developing their own path. To accomplish this, they are using the InnerSight Experience™ in their extensive and diverse youth programs with the goal of engaging youth in making meaningful life choices and defining their own future.

El Proyecto del Barrio offers InnerSight Experience™ for Youth.

el_proyecto_del_barrio_logoServing youth and adults in the San Fernando Valley, El Proyecto del Barrio is a premier community service program that shares the InnerSight® values of truly putting the person in the processes of Life.

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El Proyecto del Barrio, (EPDB) is a non-profit organization providing bilingual, bicultural (English/Spanish) comprehensive community services and advocacy for youth and adults. For over 30 years, it has served Latino and economically disadvantaged youth and adults in the San Fernando Valley.  InnerSight® is pleased to have been selected to partner with them in serving their youth clientele.

Career Source Puts the Person in the Process

career_source_logoCareer Source Director Debra Giordano says “this is a paradigm shifting experience for our customers that helps them focus on job opportunities and training that is a best fit for them and offers them the greatest potential for success.”  Career Source used the InnerSight Experience to put the person in the process of job exploration.

Career Source Staff selected the InnerSight experience to assist customers in pursuing employment and training opportunities that  align with their occupational preferences and interests. Research shows that people who pursue training, education, and employment that fits their interests are more satisfied in their career, less likely to change jobs and most likely to become extraordinary performers.

Youthful Energy Foundation Seeks Support for Studio Charlotte

Youthful Energy FoundationDonna Reed, Foundation CEO seeks support from the City of Charlotte to establish a dynamic East Side revitalization program to offer educational programs for youth and studio production facilities.

Youthful Energy Foundation a collaboration of Teach Boys And Girls Success, Inc., Bridge Builders Academy, Inc., Academic Clinic Learning Enrichment Center, Inc. is in partnership with PacificaVentures LLC a world class film and studio production company to offer a national model for community and human development. This project will prepare and develop youth for the many opportunities in the entertainment industry while simultaneously bringing those jobs to North Carolina. When construction is completed in 2015 it will be Americas leading example of economic and human development that truly “puts the person in the process” by building on their interests and preferences. InnerSight is closely following the work of Donna (Tea Bags) Reed as she exemplifies the InnerSight guiding belief by putting herself in the process of making a difference in her community and the City of Charlotte.

Horizon League Chooses InnerSight for Professional Development

horizon_leagueHorizon League is one of the nation’s most effective athletic conferences. It is known for its strong commitment to the development of student-athletes as leaders and role models. Commissioner LeCrone believes “this is best achieved when league staff is servant leaders and role models for effective organizational and professional development”. Read More…