First-term Council Member invites local high school students to apply.

HUNTINGTON PARK, CA – Today, Huntington Park City Council Member Jhonny Pineda announced a new program titled “Huntington Park Youth Employment and Civic Engagement Program,” approved by the council last week on a 4-0 vote.  The program is designed as a 7 week summer internship providing workforce development for local Huntington Park High School juniors, seniors and freshman college students.  Council Member Pineda encourages youth to apply.

“I am extremely proud of my fellow colleagues Mayor Macias, Vice Mayor Ortiz, Councilmember Sanabria and the community for supporting our youth by investing in the Huntington Park Youth Employment,” said Council Member Pineda. “Los Angeles County is one of the largest and most diverse regions in the nation. To better prepare a future global workforce for the City of Huntington Park, it will require an inclusive, ethnically diverse, civic minded and engaged community. We can be proud that our community is investing in our youth and future. I strongly encourage local high school junior, seniors and college freshman students to apply.”

The 2016 Huntington Park’s Hire HP Youth: Summer Workforce and Civic Engagement Program will provide support for local youth by building their work readiness skills and experience within the City of Huntington Park municipal departments; provide business mentorship with corporate leaders via a work place field trips to experience “a day in the life”; and  interns will end their summer experience by attending the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) UniCamp participating in a one week wilderness camping team building experience. Upon completion of the program, participants will receive a paid $1000 scholarship.

Program Partners Include:
City of Huntington Park
Hub Cities Consortium
University of California, Los Angeles UniCamp

Applications will become available March 1, 2016 and due by Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 5:00pm. For more information, contact the Huntington Park City Hall by phone at (323) 582-6161.