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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.


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. Find 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. 

Eligibility:

  • 18 or older with a college degree or some college education
  • U.S. Citizen, National or Permanent Legal Resident

Benefits

  • 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 rsaucedo@lasvegasnevada.gov 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. 

Eligibility: 

  • 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.

Apply online.

For more information, contact Brandi Catlin at bcatlin@lasvegasnevada.gov or 702.229.2069.

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