The Glendale Youth Alliance celebrates 25 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.



 The Glendale Youth Alliance is now accepting applications for the following youth employment programs:

Employment Incentive Program

To qualify, youth must be between 18-24 years of age and not attending school

 GYEP Program

Interested applicants must apply on the City of Glendale's NeoGov system.

Click here to apply

For more information, please click on the appropriate program link.


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.