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2014 July

MAPS 4 College Invites New Interns to Get Prepared for the Workforce and Find Their Purpose

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Written by Audrey Ngo

MAPS 4 College Invites New Interns to Get Prepared for the Workforce and Find Their Purpose

BALDWIN PARK, Calif. – July 24, 2014 – On Aug. 5, MAPS 4 College (MAPS), the California Park and Recreation Society’s “Best of the Best Community Service” award winning nonprofit, is looking for new interns for their Leadership and Career Training Program.

Since 2006, MAPS has given high school students, college students, and adults the tools to find their purpose. Its Leadership and Career Training Program, or LCT Program, has enabled its participants to finish their degree and find full-time employment since 2009, and welcomes all students and adults seeking to improve their academic, professional, and personal life.

Founder and CEO of MAPS, Dr. Sarai Koo, has made it her mission to create a curriculum that puts people on the track to success. Her unique, free of charge, LCT Program combines her doctorate program research, her professional background in human development, and her own personal experiences into one, all-inclusive program.

The LCT Program gives participants the opportunity not to just survive, but thrive in all areas of their life including:

Discovering what they are passionate about and pursuing their future career paths

Developing good character, confidence, and courage to overcome obstacles

Building quality soft skills needed for any industry

Becoming aware of and reducing destructive patterns

Strengthening skills needed to effectively and efficiently fulfill tasks and goals such as time management, communication skills, and problem solving skills

Many past participants of the LCT Program started with no experience in the career they wanted to pursue. MAPS was able to take LCT Program participants with little or no experience and give them the tools to gain employment in finance, media communications, public relations, business and more, as well as a newfound satisfaction in their personal life.

Koo wants to take the MAPS message worldwide and let those who have fallen off track know that anyone can achieve their goals, regardless of their past. With the help of her new team, she plans to promote her organization in order to reach more students and adults in need. For more information on how to join her internship team or to donate call (310) 487-1228 or email info@maps4college.org.

MAPS 4 College is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that helps students succeed in school, college, and life. The organization helps students graduate from high school, get accepted to a college, and live their purpose. MAPS engages students in a rigorous comprehensive, one of a kind learning skills program designed to develop and inspire lifelong learning and workforce readiness. This program helps students discover, articulate, and achieve their personal and educational goals regardless of their previous learning difficulty.

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Aug. 5 New National Workforce Development Efforts Workshop

Aug. 5 event- New National Workforce Development Efforts: President Obama’s Job-Driven Training Initiative and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014

Hear from Ben Seigel, Senior Policy Advisor/Deputy Director from the Department of Labor, on youth employment, apprenticeship, immigrant integration, grants, and other skills related work.

He will provide us with insightful workforce development information. At this event, we will also discuss collaborative approaches to create new internships, collaborative grant writing opportunities, job opportunities, and training programs.

Time: 5 pm – 8 pm
We will start promptly at 5 pm and end at 7:30 pm.
Location: Liberty Park and Fitness Center, Washington Room
19211 Studebaker Road Cerritos, CA 90703 (562) 916-8565

Ben Seigel is Deputy Director of the Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships and Senior Policy Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training at the U.S. Department of Labor. Ben helps lead the Department’s partnership activities and works especially closely with nonprofits, community-based organizations, and workforce development agencies. He also spearheads the Department’s efforts around addressing long-term unemployment. Prior to joining the Department of Labor and the Obama Administration in 2010, Ben was Senior Vice President for External Affairs at Seedco, a national workforce and community development nonprofit organization. Ben has a Bachelor’s Degree from Swarthmore College and a Master’s Degree from New York University. For more background Ben, visit: www.linkedin.com/in/benseigel/

Note: Please send this invitation to your contacts
Please consider sending this form to your contacts. We hope to create a collaborate group to help our youth and adults prepare for the workforce. Register now. Space is limited.

Contact: Dr. Sarai Koo, CEO and Founder of MAPS 4 College and Project SPICES Email: Saraikoo@gmail.com Phone: (213) 718-9676 www.maps4college.org www.projectspices.com

MAPS 4 College is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that helps students succeed in school, college, and life. MAPS engages students in a rigorous comprehensive, one of a kind learning skills program designed to develop and inspire lifelong learning and workforce readiness. In 2014, out of 28 cities in San Gabriel Valley, the California Park and Recreation Society District 13 awarded MAPS 4 College the “Best of the Best Community Service” organization.

MAPS 4 College is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that helps students succeed in school, college, and life. MAPS serves inner-city, low-income minority youth who have multiple barriers by providing them with human development programs that are multi-disciplinary, holistic, evidence-based. With MAPS, students realign their principles and values and become leaders in social good for themselves and the world around them. Our results-oriented innovative programs prepare and launch students to get to college, finish college, and position themselves to thrive in life. In 2014, out of 28 cities in San Gabriel Valley, the California Park and Recreation Society District 13 awarded MAPS 4 College the “Best of the Best Community Service” organization.

Project SPICES is a socially conscious enterprise bringing about the full human potential of its clients through careful human mapping, empowering people of all ages to live a purpose driven life. SPICES provides proven, holistic programs and training services that invigorates people within their communities to get the most out of their lives, personally and professionally. SPICES partners with individuals, agencies, businesses, and cities.

OUR SPONSORS
MAPS 4 College Project SPICES Carol Chen, Cerritos Mayor Pro Tem (personal sponsor) RL Business Plans Starbucks – Buena Park Olive Garden – Cerritos 85C Bakery Cafe – Cerritos Polly’s Pies Restaurant – Cerritos Black Bear Diner – Buena Park Your Space Self Storage – Norwalk