It is my distinct honor and great pleasure to salute Maravilla Foundation for their over thirty-five years of tireless work on behalf of low-income people throughout California. Their programs have provided much needed services to low-income communities, improved the quality of life for countless households, and offered employment opportunities for thousands of our residents. Their hard work has made a significant contribution toward the strengthening of our neighborhoods, particularly their innovative and remarkably successful programs working with young people. For their dedication to serving others, we all owe them our gratitude.
Marco Antonio Firebaugh
Former Majority Floor Leader (Ret.),
California State Assembly
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Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Youth Program
Designed for young people ages 14-21, whether in or out of school, the WIA Program seeks to correct basic skills deficiencies in low income youth. In-school youth are guided toward improving their academic performance with a priority towards successfully completing high school. Out-of-school youth are enrolled in vocational training or are given assessment tests to determine which participants can be secured unsubsidized and immediate employment. Each year, Maravilla’s WIA program helps over 100 East Los Angeles young people better themselves and work toward a brighter future. Maravilla provides to program participants full access to its state of the art Teen Center.
WIA is centered on the following services: