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 The California Community Foundation has announced that it has approved a $1 million grant for PVJOBS, a South Los Angeles nonprofit that provides job training and employment opportunities to the at-risk community. The grant will enable PVJOBS to serve 100 additional young adults through its construction job training and placement program.

“Our dedicated staff and board were elated to hear the news that the California Community Foundation is awarding this generous grant to our job program,” said PVJOBS Executive Director Mary Taylor. “Through these new resources, we’ll be able to expand our services to help those who rely on job programs like ours to create a new life for themselves.”

The grant will specifically fund the PVJOBS Hatch Young Adults 2.0 Program, which addresses employment barriers to at-risk youth by providing them with career-track job training and placement opportunities.

“The California Community Foundation, through the support of an anonymous donor, is thrilled to be able to support PVJOBS’ expansion of its Hatch Youth Adults 2.0 Program to serve 100 additional young adults. We are answering PVJOBS’ call to serve more young people who are seeking its transformational services and using philanthropic dollars to amplify public investment,” said Sarah Yun, program officer of Housing & Economic Development for the California Community Foundation. “To a young person asking, ‘Do I have to be an ex-offender to get help from PVJOBS?,’ we can give a resolute ‘No’ and open the doors to a brighter future. We’re grateful for the opportunity to partner with PVJOBS and look forward to supporting the progress of their invaluable work.”

For additional information, visit pvjobs.org.

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