California launches $185 million youth job corps

John AntczakThe Associated PressCalifornia launched a $185 million jobs program Thursday, Jan. 27, aimed at putting disadvantaged youth and young adults to work helping their communities while improving their prospects for future success.The Californians For All Youth Jobs Corps was funded in Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom’s 2021-2022 “California Comeback Plan.”The first phase makes $150 million available to 13 large cities and phase two will make $35 million available to smaller counties and cities selected through a competitive process, state Chief Service Officer Josh Fryday said in an online briefing.The intent of the two-year plan is ”to increase youth employment in our underserved and underemployed populations, developing meaningful career pathways for young
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