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File #: 21-1045    Version: 1 Name: ED - Youth Academies to eligible Out-of-School Youth (OSY)
Type: Contract Status: CCIS
File created: 9/27/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/12/2021 Final action: 10/12/2021
Title: Recommendation to adopt Specifications No. RFP ED21-047 and award contracts to Modern Times, Inc., of Los Angeles, CA, and United Cambodian Community, of Long Beach, CA, for delivering comprehensive services programs via Youth Academies to eligible Out-of-School Youth, in a total annual aggregate amount not to exceed $232,000, for a period of one year, with the option to renew for three additional one-year periods, at the discretion of the City Manager; and, authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute all documents necessary to enter into contracts, including any necessary amendments. (Citywide)
Sponsors: Economic Development
Attachments: 1. 101221-C-4sr.pdf
TITLE
Recommendation to adopt Specifications No. RFP ED21-047 and award contracts to Modern Times, Inc., of Los Angeles, CA, and United Cambodian Community, of Long Beach, CA, for delivering comprehensive services programs via Youth Academies to eligible Out-of-School Youth, in a total annual aggregate amount not to exceed $232,000, for a period of one year, with the option to renew for three additional one-year periods, at the discretion of the City Manager; and, authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute all documents necessary to enter into contracts, including any necessary amendments. (Citywide)

DISCUSSION
City Council approval is requested to enter into contracts with Modern Times, Inc., and United Cambodian Community, for providing comprehensive services programs via Youth Academies to eligible Out-of-School Youth (OSY) ages 16-24 (also referred to as “Disconnected Youth”) residing in Pacific Gateway Communities to achieve academic and employment success. Funds allocated for the Youth Academies are intended to achieve the following goals:

• Assist youth in achieving academic and employment success;
• Provide effective and comprehensive youth activities;
• Develop individual service strategies to include a variety of options for improving educational and skill competencies and effective connections to employers;
• Offer ongoing mentoring opportunities;
• Direct youth toward activities that lead to the attainment of a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent, or recognized post-secondary credentials; and,
• Prepare and help place youth in unsubsidized employment opportunities.

Pacific Gateway administers the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and other employment and training funds received annually by the City of Long Beach (City). These funds support job training programs and business services delivered by the WorkPlace, FutureLB, Harbor Gateway WorkSource Center, and selected community-based organizations, to a...

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