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(25.766062,-80.238754)
 

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Mission Statement

To promote the social well-being of South Florida youth and families through education, employment, and empowerment, or e 3.

Description

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For over 30years the Little Havana Career Center has been offering employment services for employers and job seekers alike in our community.We have implemented services for employers and job seekers alike in our community.We have implemented numerous succesful programs through out our local area assisting economically disadvantaged adult, Youth, dislocated workers, individuals transitioning from welfare to work, and refugees.We are proud of our accomplishments and our active role developing an economically thriving, world-class labor force in collaboration with our community partners.

Besides our basic job search, we offer a wide range of programs helping our local residents receive training for higher paying jobs,cope with job loss, and transition from welfare to work.In particular we offer services to our at risk Youth population.

Low income youth ages 16-21, who have dropped out of high school or need help focusing on a career can take advantage of our Out-of-School program and find assistance.

  • Obtaining a GED. We have tutoring classes’ everyday preparing our youth with basic skills in reading, language and math in order to pass the GED exam.
  • Enhance parenting skills; prevent child abuse, neglect and family violence; promote youth development; and assist to prevent second unplanned pregnancies. Services are provided to both female and male teen parents.
  • Receiving financial support to attend a vocational and/or technical school in Miami-Dade County, including Miami-Dade College.
  • Finding work. Onsite job developers help youth seek employment and internship opportunities while they go to school.
  • Preparing for work by improving employability skills such as resume and cover letter writing, interviewing skills, and job hunting strategies.
  • Becoming effective leaders and positive influences at work through leadership trainings and life skills workshops.
  • By linking and providing them with community services, childcare, housing assistance and transportation allowances.
  • Mentoring opportunities and comprehensive guidance/counseling from career exploration to substance abuse.Mentors provide youth with guidance and encouragement to prepare and pass the GED and enter post-secondary training.

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