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KRA Partners with YALLA to Support Exploited Youth

Recently, KRA announced that its 2016 Community Care Campaign (CCC) focuses on two special jobseeker-populations: ex-offenders and youth symptomatic of PTSD-related behavior. The KRA/San Diego Metro Career Centers, operated for the San Diego Workforce Partnership, report that California is ranked in the top five states for human trafficking, and in recent news, the FBI designated San Diego as a “high intensity child prostitution area.” To support the targets—refugees, immigrants, and under-served youth—of this appalling exploitation KRA/San Diego partnered with YALLA (Youth Leaders Living Actively), which uses athletic and academic programs to assist this victimized population in rebuilding their lives. Prior
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KRA Monthly Spotlight!

KRA Continues Building Alliances To Support Disabled Jobseekers – As the KRA Community Care Campaign (CCC) Committee plans for our 2016 initiative to be launched next month, we reflect on the success of the 2015 CCC, which targeted disability employment. Coast-to-coast, KRA programs collaborated with community partners to develop and/or expand projects that capitalize on the abilities of jobseekers for whom mental and/or physical challenges present significant barriers to sustainable employment. KRA thanks all of the dedicated private, public, and non-profit organizations with whom we continue to partner in keeping disability employment a high-priority workforce-services concern. And, we proudly acknowledge our
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KRA Monthly Spotlight!

On the threshold of the month of May, which is National Mental Health Awareness Month, our Spotlight! is focused on the KRA/San Diego Metro Region Career Centers’ innovative new program, Breaking Barriers San Diego (BBSD), which supports area businesses in hiring jobseekers with mental-health challenges. KRA’s 2015 Community Care Campaign targeted disability employment as a high-priority workforce-services concern, collaborating with local private- and public-sector partners to initiate, expand, and/or support service-delivery systems that focus on customers’ abilities, not their disabilities. Under the auspices of the San Diego Workforce Partnership, KRA/San Diego has been able to implement BBSD, an employment program that
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KRA Monthly Spotlight!

Our October Spotlight! is shining brightly on the KRA 2015 Community Care Campaign, and the dedicated private, public, and non-profit organizations with whom we continue to collaborate in keeping disability employment a high-priority workforce-services concern. We are proud of the achievements of our local programs in expanding, initiating, and/or supporting efforts that capitalize on the abilities of our customers for whom various challenges present significant barriers to sustainable employment. Each KRA program deserves its own spotlight, which will be shining on them in future articles!  However, today we are pleased to provide vignettes on some of the CCC partnership-projects across
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KRA/K2C Academy Expands Services to Support Youth With Disabilities

Even before KRA announced that disability employment was the focus of its 2015 Community Care Campaign, the KRA Knowledge2Career (K2C) Academy had already developed two successful partnerships dedicated to expanding its workforce services to include youth with disabilities. KRA Program Manager, Shawna Wright, also K2C Project Director, reports, “We were excited to learn that our corporate 2015 Campaign was focused on raising awareness around the issue of employment for individuals with disabilities. K2C and the Long Beach Unified School District’s Youth Employment Network have been collaborating, whereby we serve as the resource for their youth with disabilities to gain the support and training needed to
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KRA Monthly Spotlight!

Our Spotlight! is shining brightly on KRA’s 2014 Community Care Campaign, launched in September by Knowlton R. Atterbeary, President & CEO, who announced that during October— National Domestic Violence Awareness Month—KRA and its employees would be supporting the efforts of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence “to work for major societal changes necessary to eliminate both personal and societal violence against all women and children.” On October 1, wearing purple ribbons, KRA staff company-wide joined in NCADV’s “National Day of Unity” observance by beginning the workday with a moment of silence.  Then, throughout the month, KRA staff worked arduously to support
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KRA Exceeds Customer’s Hiring Goal for New Store

In addition to organizing and hosting successful open-to-the-community workforce-development events, Business Services Representatives (BSR) of the KRA San Diego Metro Region Career Centers—operated for the San Diego Workforce Partnership—are equally expert in supporting its business-partners with targeted recruitment, screening, and hiring campaigns. Facilitated by BSR Laura Bowden, the KRA South Metro Career Center hosted a 7-day hiring blitz for dd’s DISCOUNTS—part of the Ross, Inc. retail chain—with the goal of employing a minimum of 50 individuals to staff the operation of its seventh outlet in the San Diego area. Exceptional barely describes the results! Sixty-one applicants were hired as Retail Associates
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KRA Monthly Spotlight!

We are all familiar with the phrase: the three most important factors for success in the real-estate industry are location, location, location! In the workforce-services industry, we have our own three most important factors for success: preparation, preparation, preparation!! Total workplace-readiness is important for all KRA customers, but even more critical for participants with major obstacles to gainful employment. Jobseekers with criminal records, low-or-no marketable skills, little-or-no work experience, and/or a history of dependence on public-assistance programs sometimes require an even more heightened level of job-preparation service. Our Spotlight! is shining brightly on two customers—among an average of 170 a
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KRA Introduces Innovative Communications Tool

KRA’s San Diego Metro Region Career Center program, operated for the San Diego Workforce Partnership, is launching a new communications medium—podcasting, i.e. making audio files available for downloading to a computer or mobile device, or online streaming. Diana Saldivar, Social Media Coordinator, reports, “As an increasingly popular method for gaining on-demand access to information and resources, podcasting is an incredible tool for connecting with KRA/San Diego business partners, career-seekers, and community stakeholders about our exceptional programs and services, as well as addressing broader workforce-development topics relevant to our Region. We are currently soliciting podcast topics, and invite you to take the Podcast Poll to vote for what you
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KRA Monthly Spotlight!

Our Spotlight! is shining brightly on KRA partner, Cathedral Kitchen (CK), and the students enrolled in KRA’s Out-of-School Youth (OSY) Program, funded by the Camden County Workforce Investment Board. Nigel Charles, KRA/Camden Instructor, reports, “In November 2015, during an OSY Workshop session, we discussed a 2014 Census Bureau statistic that close to 40% of the Camden, New Jersey population lives below the federal poverty level. Beginning with the general challenges imposed by living in poverty, the discussion soon evolved into the specific, day-to-day impact, including the lack of enough food, that poverty has on families and their children.” Motivated to
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