The Glendale Youth Alliance celebrates 26 years of exceptional service in the community. The GYA improves the quality of life of our youth by providing employment opportunities to increase skills and become productive members of society.
Please join GYA at its 26th Annual Luncheon & Award Ceremony Wednesday, October 23, 2019 ~11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. as it celebrates another successful year at Brandview Ballroom, 111 East Harvard Street, Glendale, CA 91206
The Glendale Youth Alliance will be honoring the following awardees:
City of Glendale Community Development Department, Community Partnership Award
Glendale Community College Professional Development Center, Corporate Partnership Award
Oceanview Capital Partners, Inc., Employer of the Year Award
Senator Anthony J. Portantino, Honoree Award
Carmen Lukassian, Legacy Award
Make a difference and support Glendale's youth by being a sponsor!
GYA looks forward to your continued support as it works towards the advancement and development of the future leaders of Glendale.
The Glendale Youth Alliance (GYA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and a partnership between government, education, businesses and our community. Community leaders established GYA in 1993 with a mission to provide jobs and employment preparedness training for low-income youth ages 14-24. GYA programs are designed to build civic values in youth, provide a foundation to learn job skills and to become productive participants of the workforce. GYA operates five programs on a spectrum that provide mentored employment to youth and has provided first time employment and training to over 10,000 local youth.
GYA programs strive to empower and educate, according to each individual's specific needs by providing resources to help youth recognize their own value and potential, giving them the tools needed for a better future.As we all know jobs change lives. A job can change the life of an adult professional and more so, the life of a young man or a woman seeking to find their place in the world to become self-sustaining.
GYA programs make special efforts in assisting youth with further barriers to employment such as foster youth, youth with disabilities, parenting youth and youth who are on probation. These groups generally have a harder time in entering the workforce. GYA not only provides employment opportunities for these youth, but comprehensive services to meet their human needs.