ECONOMIC ACTIVITY

We believe that a thriving economic is one where people have the opportunity and resources to move up in economic ladder. 

 
Strategic Goals of the Economic Activity Working Group

  • Employ Innovative Economic Development Strategies
  • Strengthen job training and placement programs
  • Support small businesses and entrepreneurs
  • Employ Innovative Economic Development Strategies

OUR FACILITATORS

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MARGUERITE WOMACK, SENIOR DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, YPI
Marguerite Avé-Womack is Senior Director of Community Development. She oversees the new TechHire program, a signature initiative of the White House to launch innovative training and placement models for developing tech talent. Prior to joining YPI, Marguerite served as the Director of Workforce Development at Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) and Director of Economic and Workforce Development at the United Way of Greater Los Angeles. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Psychology from California State University, Fullerton. 

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JESSICA WACKENHUT, ASSISTANT PROGRAM OFFICER, LISC-LOS ANGELES

Jessica Wackenhut is a passionate and motivated planning professional with a Master of Planning degree from University of Southern California and a concentration in Social and Community Planning. Prior to joining LA LISC, Jessica was the Community Development Coordinator with Youth Policy Institute where she led activities associated with the HUD Choice Neighborhood Planning Grant. Fluent in Spanish, Jessica is a former Peace Corps volunteer. She graduated from the University of California Santa Cruz with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies

OUR PARTNERS

Archdiocesan Youth Employment Services (AYE)

Central City Neighborhood Partners (CCNP)

DreamFutures Institute

GO! Goldman Organization

Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce

MCS Hollywood WorkSource Center

The Mission Continues

OperationHOPE, Inc. (HOPE)

Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment (PACE)

Peru Village LA

Sustainable Economic Enterprises of Los Angeles (SEE-LA)

Thai Community Development Center (CDC)

OUR CALENDAR