Greater Sacramento Urban League
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Black children are dying three times faster than any other racial or ethnic group in Sacramento County. As a result, GSUL-Oak Park is one of 7 offices throughout Sacramento County focused on reducing Black child deaths through awareness and intervention strategies. The office operates a Multi-Disciplinary team including GSUL, and several county partners like the Dept. of Human Assistance, Probation and Child Protective Services. The collaboration is designed to improve access to services throughout Oak Park and reduce the number of child deaths by 10-20% within 3 years.
Program Successes
The Office offers the following resources:

• Parenting workshops
• Community advocacy
• Housing assistance
• Employment services
• Youth engagement
• Education and training
• Heath Care
• Cash aid/Cash assistance
• Food and transportation
• Domestic Violence
• Family care and assistance
• Emotional support
GSUL's Job Center is here to help clients find their next job. Center offers job-preparation training including resume building, dressing for success, job search and interview techniques. The Job Center's top rate staffs offers clients in-depth one-on-one job assistance from developing employment plans, career counseling, to pre-vocational and post job services. Clients have access to employer recruitment events, job announcements, and youth employment services. The Center also recognizes the digital divide and therefore offers clients access to technology like fax, copiers, telephones, and computers to complete assessments, online applications, and typing tests. For those clients that need additional help, staff provides one-on-one computer assistance.

The Job Center is open to the general public and serves over 3000 clients each year. The Center is conveniently located in Del Paso Heights at the corner of Marysville Blvd. and Grand Ave. The Center offers limited services at GSUL's Oak Park Office located at the corner of Alhambra Blvd. and X St.

Program Successes
Since July 1, 2017 the GSUL Job Center has served over 2000 walk in clients who have either been placed in jobs, received individual career development training, attended a workshop and/or participated in an internship.
Higher Heights is a self-paced and tuition-free adult high school diploma program in partnership. The program is tailored for adults ages 22 and over, and is offered at no cost to the student. Students learn and engage with credentialed instructors and student peers. Students can also receive career training in a variety of technical areas, such as Digital Media, Business Technology, and Information Technology. Returning to school to complete a high school diploma can feel overwhelming but at GSUL students join a family ready to support students through the journey. In addition to hearing a high school diploma, students can also take advantage of other career education programs. GSUL offers Intro to Computer Technology, Custodial Service and Digital Media.
Program Successes
Many of our graduates are now attending American River College, Asher College or have entered the workforce with their new high school diplomas. For FY-16/17 the program graduated 40 individuals.
Youth Empowered for Success (Y.E.S.) is designed to encourage youth to discover positive pathways to education and training that lead to high demand careers. We engage and reengage youth, provide clear pathways, strong supports, and other elements critical to the success of youth. The program has a dual emphasis on youth leadership development and workforce development. The youth development component focuses on leadership skills, civic engagement, professionalism, reliability, leadership skills and the ability to adapt or fit into a company's culture. The Comcast Teen Tech Hub program affords youth ages 12-18 from diverse, low-income backgrounds to explore the STEM experience and the world of technology. Youth are introduced to coding to a variety of forms of coding using Scratch and coding with Python and C++ expanding coding learning via animation, game design and storytelling . In-school and Out-of-School Youth Development Services prepares youth 14-24 years old to be highly competitive for entry level positions in the job market while planning and preparing for their education and future career paths.
Program Successes
Approximately 604 students per year take advantage of our Y.E.S. program. With 19 students enrolling in Project Next Level, 135 in Thousand Strong and 50 students in training programs and 400 receiving youth services for housing and food insecurity, job readiness and employment.