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Center For Living and Learning

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Employment Preparation & Procurement, Job Training

Mission: To improve lives by assisting individuals transitioning from rehabilitation or with barriers to employment, into the workforce so that they may become contributing members of society.

Results: Over 150 apprentices have received paid job and computer training. CLL's job search program boasts a success rate of 74% this past year, in assisting those obtain employment who completed the job search preparation course.

Target demographics: Individuals with barriers to employment in the Los Angeles area, including those transitioning from drug rehabilitation, prisoner re-entry programs, welfare to work and youth at risk.

Direct beneficiaries per year: The disadvantaged clients served, CA Dept. of Corrections and local treatment centers.

Geographic areas served: San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles Area

Programs: Apprentice Program and Job Search Assistance Program

Community Stories

77 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Center for living and learning is great at what they do. They went beyond helping me find a job and other services. They are friendly and a great atmosphere to be in. All the staff helps and are hands on with questions or concerns. They helped me get ready for my interview.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This place is amazing for helping to find jobs and build resumes! I had a resume already but Crystal overlooked it and helped me to improve it along with getting me numerous interviews. She helped me land a great job and very supportive. The whole staff is very approachable and genuinely want to see you get a job to succeed. I send my friends who are unemployed and serious about work here. THank YOU Center for Living and Learning... and thank you Crystal! Youre the BEST! - DP

Client Served

Rating: 5

my experience for CENTER FOR LIVING AND LEARNING HAS BEEN FOR ME THE BEST PLACE I CAN IMAGEN. I IDENTIFY MYSELF WITH EVERYONE AND EVERY OPPORTUNITY THEY HAD OFFER .I HIGHLY RECOMMEND ANYONE THAT HAS DIFFICULTY ON FINDING A JOB OR ANYTHING YOU MAY NEED THEY ASSIST YOU WITH ALL YOUR QUESTION IN A PROFESSIONAL WAY. I AM VERY HAPPY TO BE PART OF THIS EXPERIENCE THANK YOU TO EVERYONE

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great Place, people are really nice and helpful when it comes to get a job. I recommend it to anyone.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Center for the Living and Learning is the best place to go if your looking for help with your resume and looking for work.

Amanda S.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hello!! I've been with center for living and learning for a little over 2 years now. They are great staff. I was in the TSE program which is apprenticeship program for mother on welafe to work. Rhonda and Alex offered me a job after my 10 months in my program were up. I am now a administration assistant for Rhonda here at the center. I am so grateful for my job and thankful Rhonda and Alex saw something in me and gave my this wonderful job opportunity. If you need any employment services please feel free to come in and get the help we provide.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My name is Evelyn Aguilar, I am currently in the apprentice program here at The Center for Living & Learning. This place has been nothing but great to me, they have taught me so much during my time here & Im grateful that I was placed in a place like this, where they help people in every situation they may be in. :)

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Prestigious people of Southern ,Northern California I Mahisha Wiggins a virtuous participant of the Center for living and learning Organization have over come numerous Barriers in life including Homelessness,Gang Involvement and mild unlawful incidents.I am now a Renter,No longer involved in street affairs, Working full time, a proud mother of 4 and actively involved in the up rise of our community.At the center 4 Living and Learning we learn that barriers are made to be broken and I am a living Testimony that it can be done! With support,direction,determination the past is just a mere Memory!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Greetings everyone! My name is Lesly I'm a current beneficiary of The Center for Living and Learning. Upon my arrival I was met with support and encouragement as I faced an eviction and financial hardship. I am a single mother of three extraordinary children God has blessed me with and I was in need of help. I am forever grateful to all the staff members who work passionately and diligently. The program works if you work it. The staff is here, not do things for you, but for you to learn how to obtain the life skills that are needed to continue on your journey. Take the help and continue to sharpen your skills and position yourself in line for your next blessing.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

hi my name is Ashley Lopez and i just wanted to write a quick review about this company.
well first off i had no idea there was even a place like this for people to come in and get the massive amount of help they offer: jobs, resume, what to do and not do in a in a interview, common questions that you will be asked in a interview i mean the list goes on and the staff there from Alex, Rhonda,Alicia, Larry ,Bob and the staff in the back all really care about helping those who want to be helped so i would just like to say thank you so much for taking to time to help get people back into the work force.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Center For Living And Learning is my go to place to find work. The staff is great and very helpful. They helped me get a Ca ID card and find work. They are very professional in everything they do. They even helped me get off the street. I love this place. If you need to find work, come here. They will not turn you away.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I came into center for living and learning as a client in the apprentice program in may since than they have helped me with my resume, Also gain experience in the work field . Rhonda and Alex are exceptional at the jobs and have helped me along the way these last 8 months. all the staff are always helpful and always hands on. if you need help this is the place to go.

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Client Served

Rating: 4

great customer service . good place to get a job resume !

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

every helpful place ,positive environment,Always respectful and clean communication,positive manners,forsure and well learned how to apply and make resume...always updates on new coming jobs fares.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

this place really helps you and cares when no one else does.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I was released from federal prison in August 8 and came here to this center two weeks later. I was warmly received and given help to find jobs in my field. I have not found any yet, but received encouragement by Crystal and Lorraine to not give up. I am so very much appreciative of this place and all it has to offer. God Bless You

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Client Served

Rating: 5

great people here . always helping out and getting you ready for jobs and with the resumes ...

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Crystal is awesome, she updated my resume and helped with my self-esteem.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Staff is very helpful and very friendly to all the clients. They found employment for me with in 2 days

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I went to CLL for assistance in getting a job and a resume and got hired. They have helped me in many ways.