The Department of Youth Development and Social Innovation is focused on youth, education and the community. The city works to supplement education through before- and after-school programming and community partnerships designed to improve educational achievement, attendance and graduation rates. We are also working to improve our community through social program and innovation. The city focuses on:
Our online brochure
provides more information about Youth Development and Social Innovation.For more information about our programs call 702-229-5437.
The city of Las Vegas has applied to the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) for financial assistance to install the Advanced Connectivity for Community and Economic Development (ACCED) system, a city of Las Vegas-provided wireless network to enable individuals within the Historic Westside neighborhood, the Corridor of Hope (home to social service facilities), and the Medical District to connect to services at no charge. The project area covers more than 1,000 acres in central Las Vegas. The work for the proposed project consists primarily of adding equipment to city streetlight poles, including antennas, radios, and transport equipment (fiber switches, microwave radios, and antennas).
Please contact us with any questions or comments.
Strong Future Youth Employment Program
The Strong Future Las Vegas youth employment program
provides workforce readiness training and employment to youth in Las Vegas. The
training program offers a seven-session course taught by the University of
Nevada Cooperative Extension and includes resume writing, time management,
interview techniques, ethics and professionalism. Adult advisors work closely
with youth and their worksite supervisors to provide feedback and guidance,
ensuring a meaningful and productive work experience.
out more about this program.
2020 City of Las Vegas AmeriCorps Vista Program
The 2020 city of Las Vegas AmeriCorps VISTA application cycle is officially open. We are recruiting for seven positions in the focus areas of: neighborhood revitalization, veteran services, My Brother’s Keeper and chronic absenteeism. This is a great opportunity for people with an interest in public service and community empowerment. It is a one-year, full-time commitment, starting August 31.
- 18 or older with a college degree or some college education
- U.S. Citizen, National or Permanent Legal Resident
- Up to $12,490 living allowance
- Education Award of $6,095
- Federal student loan forbearance or deferment
- Ongoing training and professional development
To apply, follow the links below:
City of Las Vegas Veteran Services VISTA
City of Las Vegas Workforce Engagement VISTA
City of Las Vegas Chronic Absenteeism VISTA
City of Las Vegas My Brother’s Keeper VISTA
City of Las Vegas Neighborhood Revitalization VISTA
Contact Rocio Martinez-Saucedo with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 702-229-6242.
2020 City of Las Vegas AmeriCorps - Success Mentors
Applications are open to be a success mentor to serve through the academic year starting in September. Hours and benefits will depend on position. There are 28 positions that will serve 675 hours earning a stipend of up to $6,080 and an education award of $2,360. The other 28 positions will serve 900 hours earning a stipend of up to $8,075.00 and an education award of $3,097.50. Interviews will be held until all positions are filled.
- Be at least 18 years of age by the program start date;
- Speak, read and write English fluently;
- Have a high school diploma or high school equivalency; and,
- Be a U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident.
For more information, contact Brandi Catlin at email@example.com or 702.229.2069.