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UNITE-LA is the School-to-Career (STC) partnership that facilitates STC initiatives and activities throughout the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD), and the City of Los Angeles. Creating and implementing diverse and enriching programs and opportunities that support STC, UNITE-LA provides a seamless sequence of school- and work-based learning opportunities as well as connecting activities aimed at creating a vital link between classroom learning and â real worldâ living.
Presently there are approximately 8-900,000 students in UNITE-LA service area. UNITE-LA represents more than 660 traditional school sites and 240 learning centers throughout LAUSD as well as the nine community colleges within the City of Los Angeles. Targeting both in-and out-of-school youth, UNITE-LA also works with more than 15 local non-profit and city agencies targeting at-risk youth and many, many more community based, labor, government and other organizations. UNITE-LA strives to capture the interest of all students, starting as early as kindergarten to foster a life-long love of learning, academic achievement, and overall personal and career success.Business/Professional Involvement:
Employers and professional organizations are an integral part of UNITE-LA and School-to-Career. Hundreds of area organizations â large and small â are supporting UNITE-LA and School-to-Career in a number of ways: in-class speaking opportunities, workplace field trips, job shadowing and mentoring, on-the-job training, internships, scholarship programs and career fairs are just some of the ways our professional partners are making an invaluable contribution to the success of UNITE-LA and School-to-Career.