In this innovative program, SETA partners with public agencies to provide workforce support services and internships to foster youth and system-involved youth. The model works well because SETA provides employers with a single point of contact to assist the employees with any issues on the job and the funding for the youth to complete 240 hours paid work experience (at minimum wage).
This story focuses on the transformation of a blighted vacant lot
into a ‘greened’ space that showcases a two-story mural. The
project was led by local youth Jose Gomez who designed
the mural and is highlighted in the video along with Mayor
Doug Kuehne, participants from the Police Department,
Community Development Department, Lodi Chamber of Commerce and a
local business owner.