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Workforce Development Programs

Jovenes Latinos Pro Salud (Health Careers for Youth): High school seniors and out-of-school youth transitioning to college or full-time employment explore employment opportunities in the healthcare field through apprenticeships with hospital partners in the Longwood Medical Area. Youth also receive intensive work readiness training, professional mentoring from their apprenticeship supervisor, and wraparound supports to connect to postsecondary education and long-term employment.

Apprenticeship Placements: Youth complete Sociedad Latina’s original work readiness curriculum (e.g. interviewing, resume writing) and engage in monthly career exploration activities (e.g. career panels, job shadows) to gain a better understanding of different career fields. They then receive support from career pathways mentors in their selected field to complete a Capstone Presentation. Upon successful completion of this training, youth are placed in apprenticeships with employer partners to gain hands-on workforce development skills, explore potential career pathways and build their professional networks.

Entrepreneurship Academy: Through an innovative 10-week program, Latino and English Language Learner (ELL) youth explore the fields of entrepreneurship and business, create business plans, execute soft launches of prototypes, explore postsecondary academic and career options, and pitch their ventures to a panel of “mock” potential investors.

Mentores en Acción: Each year, we match 50 young Latinos/as with college students or professionals in the fields of healthcare, law & public service, business & entrepreneurship, STEM, and the arts, to help them develop self-confidence, become leaders, and achieve their postsecondary education and career goals. Mentors meet 1:1 or 1:4, meeting for a minimun of 4 hours per month.

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