County of Los Angeles
DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
425 Shatto Place, Los Angeles, California 90020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 27, 2010
Contact: Chuck Willis, Office of Public Affairs
Day of the Event: Erika Pollard
Board of Supervisors
MICHAEL D. ANTONOVICH
DCFS Compton Project and El Camino College Host a Resource Fair for Youth Exiting Foster Care
Youth to learn how to access money for college, jobs, housing and community resources
The Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) Compton Project and Youth Development Services Division, in collaboration with El Camino College, are hosting a resource fair on Thursday, April 29, 2010 for youth transitioning out of foster care and their families.
The youth and families will gain valuable information on how to access money for college and connect with job and community resources. Also on hand will be representatives from the DCFS Independent Living Program which prepares youth transitioning out of foster care with academic planning, life skills classes and transitional housing needs. Food and entertainment will be provided.
The Compton Project is a collaborative entity that partners with parents, schools, law enforcement, health care institutions and job developers working together to strengthen the family unit, save lives, reduce crime, assure children receive academic success, and provide information to help youth transition successfully. The Compton project also organizes with churches, and resource centers that connect families to community resources.
Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) Compton Project & Youth Development Services Division in collaboration with El Camino College, community partners, law enforcement, schools
Youth transitioning out of foster care and their families, Children's Social Workers, Caregivers
Thursday, April 29, 2010
4:00 pm to 6:30 pm
El Camino College - Compton Center Foster Care Education Building
1111 East Artesia Blvd., Compton, CA 90221
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