LA Community Impact Hubs

INTERNAL SERVICES DEPT

County Spending Category
1.4 Digital Divide
Federal Expenditure Category
Addressing Educational Disparities: Academic, Social, and Emotional Services
Project Launch Date
11/30/2022
Anticipated End Date
12/31/2025
Interpretation Languages
  • Spanish
Written Languages
  • Spanish

Project Contacts

Indicators & Metrics to Date

  • Number of Students Participating in Evidence-Based Tutoring Programs
    0
  • Number of Students Participating in Workforce Development Programs
    0
  • Number of Students With Access To Technology and Internet
    69
  • Release RFPs
    0
  • Execute subrecipient agreement with partner CBOs
    0
  • Complete build out of the five tech centers.
    3
  • Local CBOs identify and hire staff for the tech centers.
    0
  • Youth utilizing new tech centers.
    69
  • Identify industry partners.
    2
  • Number of unique participants
    69
  • % participants reporting increased awareness of creative economy careers
    0
  • % participants reporting increased access to technology
    0
  • Number of youth participating in internships
    0
  • Implement supplemental programming at each of the five tech centers
    1

Target Populations

Project Description

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, youth in the highest and high-needs communities throughout the county were not able to access broadband internet technology. The LA County Internal Services Department helped to initiate the Los Angeles Community Impact Hub (LA CIH) to address this inequity that was further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. LA CIH will serve up to 1000 youth between the ages of 12-20 years old. The project will also expand a network of 12 physical spaces in existing Community-Based Organizations (CBOs), five of which will be supported with ARP funds. The spaces are called Teen Tech Centers and will offer new technology, including computers, software, music, and film production equipment, engineering materials, makerspace, and fashion technology equipment, and more. The Centers are staffed by trained personnel and can offer integrated services, including tutoring, college access, social, emotional support, and more to address holistic wellness. Additional programming and services provided at each site vary based on the priorities of each host CBO and the needs of the surrounding community. This initiative was led by a coalition of regional funders, local government, and Best Buy. ARP funding will support up to five new centers in priority communities, determined through analysis of community-level indicators and the Equity Tool developed for this funding. Partner CBOs will be selected through a competitive solicitation process.

Goals & Objectives

Goal Description By December 31, 2026, five communities will have increased access to in-person technology, supplemental enrichment programs, career exploration, academic support and aligned programming through new tech centers embedded in existing CBOs serving youth.

Objective Description By December 2025, identify and complete build out of five new tech centers.

Activity Description Identify and enter into subrecipient agreements with the five identified CBO partners.
Indicators
# Type Name Baseline Target
1 Performance Release RFPs 2.00
1 Performance Execute subrecipient agreement with partner CBOs 5.00

Activity Description Complete tech center build outs and have local CBOs hire two staff per site.
Indicators
# Type Name Baseline Target
1 Performance Complete build out of the five tech centers. 5.00
1 Performance Local CBOs identify and hire staff for the tech centers. 10.00

Objective Description By December 2025, increase access to in-person technology, supplemental enrichment programs, career exploration, academic support and aligned programming by having new tech centers available to youth participants.

Activity Description By December 2025, tech centers will be open with staff in place to provide 1,000 youth access to in-person technology, supplemental enrichment programs, career exploration, academic support and aligned programming .
Indicators
# Type Name Baseline Target
1 Service Delivery Youth utilizing new tech centers. 1000.00

Goal Description By December 2026, in partnership with the five CBOs/tech sites, develop and/or provide supplemental programming for up to 1,000 youth at the tech centers, including internships for up to 100 youth with external industry partners.

Objective Description By December 2026, 1,000 youth will have increased access to technology, broadband internet, and integrated enrichment programming.

Activity Description Partner CBOs will develop and provide supplemental programming at the five tech centers.
Indicators
# Type Name Baseline Target
1 Service Delivery Implement supplemental programming at each of the five tech centers 5.00

Objective Description By December 2026, The Greater LA Education Foundation and LA Community Impact Hub partners will identify industry partners to provide workforce exploration programs, including hosting intern(s).

Activity Description Identify industry partners that can host youth interns.
Indicators
# Type Name Baseline Target
1 Service Delivery Identify industry partners. 4.00
1 Program Outcome Number of youth participating in internships 100.00

Outcome Description By December 2026, youth in underserved communities will have increased access to broadband internet, digital literacy, and career exposure programming hosted in the Impact Hubs, as made possible through partnerships with aligned private sector/creative industry companies who will have accessible pathways to support workforce readiness for youth, including internships.
Indicators
# Type Name Baseline Target
1 Program Outcome % participants reporting increased awareness of creative economy careers 80.00
1 Program Outcome % participants reporting increased access to technology 80.00
1 Program Outcome Number of youth participating in internships 100.00
1 Service Delivery Youth utilizing new tech centers. 1000.00