YOUTHSOURCE - CITY PARTNERSHIP
To ensure that all LAUSD students are enrolled, attending, engaged, and on-track to graduate.
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Pupil Services Unit and the Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWDD) of hte City of Los Angeles have partnered to address the high school dropout crisis and implement student recovery efforts. This collaboration represents our shared commitment to provide services to high need communities within the City of Los Angeles.
In an effort to address the dropout rate, the City of Los
Angeles Economic and Workforce Development Department
and the LAUSD Pupil Services Department collaborated to
develop a comprehensive dropout recovery model. Since
2012, the City Partnership Program has supported our
highest need communities with the highest dropout rate in
an effort to re-engage our youth back into an educational
setting. Pupil Services and Attendance Counselors have been
co-located within City of Los Angles YouthSource Centers
and community based organizations in order to serve our
students collaboratively. These re-engagement centers also
serve as an integral component of the Truancy Diversion
Program where students that have been found violating
the Daytime Curfew Law are referred to receive services.
Fulltime Pupil Services and Attendance (PSA) Counselors are co-located in 13 YouthSource Centers located throughout the city. The Centers service youth between the ages of 16-24 with focus on re-engaging students to school and providing them with opportunities to develop work skills.
PSA Counselors work collaboratively with City YouthSource Centers to conduct student intakes, assessments, and determine appropriate interventions to identified at-risk students with behavioral, social and attendance related issues.
The primary goal of the PSA Counselor is to provide students support and services to overcome barriers that impede school attendance and academic achievement. PSA Counselors make appropriate referrals to necessary services and monitor student's progress.
For additional information, please contact:
Interim Director, Pupil Services
Interim Coordinator, Pupil Services City Partnership