Although Greater L.A. boasts one of the largest pools from which companies can help develop and source talent for health care occupations, it lacks adequate pathways and onramps for local talent, especially young people of color, to pursue and plug into these professions. Industry employers rely on conventional – and at times, inequitable – recruitment practices, which routinely overlook L.A.’s large and diverse talent pool. This invariably contributes to and perpetuates an ongoing lack of interest, confidence, and participation amongst BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) youth. UNITE-LA employs a targeted universalism approach in determining project goals, objectives, and number of students served. In this project, UNITE-LA will serve 450 students from low-income communities of color underrepresented in healthcare and technology sectors, and improve postsecondary education and economic outcomes/opportunities for professional mobility.

Project Presentations

Partner Colleges

  • Cerritos College
  • Citrus College
  • Compton College
  • East Los Angeles College
  • El Camino College
  • Glendale Community College
  • Long Beach City College
  • Los Angeles City College
  • Los Angeles Harbor College
  • Los Angeles Mission College
  • Los Angeles Pierce College
  • Los Angeles Southwest College
  • Los Angeles Trade-Technical College
  • Los Angeles Valley College
  • Mt. San Antonio College
  • Pasadena City College
  • Rio Hondo College
  • Santa Monica College
  • West Los Angeles College