From the City of Union City:
Union City Leisure Services has been informed of two new grant-funded programs in which the City will serve other agencies as the lead subcontractor for youth employment and after school enrichment programs.
Under the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) and the After School Youth Employment Program (ASYEP), the Youth & Family Services Division of UCLS will be the lead contractor to the Oakland Private Industry Council (PIC) and cover the Tri-City area (Fremont, Newark and Union City).
Approximately 91 youth will be served by the SYEP/ASYEP programs during the upcoming fiscal year for all three cities, combined (roughly 26 of these youth will be Union City residents). Youth must be referred from either County Probation (youth probationers) or County Social Services (foster youth), and will receive employment readiness training, as well as job placement for 20 hours (summer) or 10 hours (school year) per week at minimum wage. These are fully subsidized jobs, meaning that employers pay nothing for their SYEP/ASYEP youth.
This grant will enable the YFS to continue supporting youth in its Youth Violence Prevention and Delinquency Prevention programs.
Under the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program, UCLS will provide after-school enrichment programs for the New Haven Unified School District at Emanuele Elementary, Searles Elementary, and Cesar Chavez Middle schools for the next 3-5 years.
This grant program is the first grant obtained by the District in conjunction with the initiative that aims to coordinate and leverage existing programs in the Decoto area to ensure that all children in the neighborhood have supportive services “from cradle to college”.