March 30, 2017 

LAWT News Service 

On April 3, at 5:00 pm, the Brotherhood Crusade will host its two-hour orientations 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM to connect Opportunity Youth to employment pathways.  Interventions, like the Brotherhood Crusade Jr. Executive Preparatory Training Program, which focus on getting Opportunity Youth ready for work, have grown in scale.


Yet there are 3.4 million job vacancies in the U. S. Two-thirds of employers report difficulty in filling job vacancies due to unsuitable work habits (referred to herein as power skills, which have been commonly referred to as ‘soft skills’) and insufficient experience. This presents a challenge.  Not only will Millennials make up more than 50% of the U. S. workforce by 2020, [3] but these limitations are most prevalent in marginalized, highly-urbanized communities that are already struggling with issues of unemployment, under-employment, low academic attainment and an acceptance of street socialization.


Accordingly, Brotherhood Crusade makes investments that promote our core values of connection, innovation and amplification.  We strive to build a community of stakeholders that lead up by example. Serving as a conduit by which the 21st century talent needs of businesses and the untapped potential of the future workforce can be connected to yield economic and social benefits, Brotherhood Crusade will:


• engage businesses to connect youth to employment pathways


• Amplify examples of business leadership and community impact


• develop tools to scale what works


Initially, Brotherhood Crusade will host two one-day orientations to introduce the program and several other paid work experience and Internship opportunities.  The orientation will be held April 3rd and following the orientation, youth will be part of a two week power skills training for Out-of-School Youth, foster care youth, probationary youth and homeless youth. Both orientation and training will be conducted at the Brotherhood Crusade YouthSource Center located at 4401 Crenshaw Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90043.  At this time, 16-24 year old  youth and young adults will be enrolled into Brotherhood Crusade’s intensive 20-hour Jr. Executive Preparatory Training Program, which will take place April 4-13, 2017 at the Brotherhood Crusade YouthSource Center. Youth graduating from the program will be invited to interview with several employers for 150 hours of paid work experience and internships with the opportunity to receive full- and part-time positions following your training.


For more information or to RSVP, please contact CJ Scott via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (323) 545-1130 extension 207.

Category: Community