2016 Grants Challenge


Los Angeles World Airports - educational opportunities that pay!


Please describe your project proposal.

The goal of this project is to directly impact students by providing them with paid learning opportunities. With the wide scope of divisions within Los Angeles World Airports, we aspire to provide students with positions that will help develop future career goals. We hope to expand the existing program from 12 to 25 positions.

Which of the LEARN metrics will your proposal impact?​

College completion

College matriculation rates

Early education

Student education pipeline

Youth unemployment and underemployment

In what areas of Los Angeles will you be directly working?

Central LA

East LA

San Fernando Valley

South LA

South Bay


County wide; but targetting local students

Describe in greater detail how your proposal will make LA the best place to LEARN?

The goal of the project is to allow students to learn as they are on the job. It is expected that they acquire skills in customer service, basic clerical work, and other business related duties. Having this advantage while they are still in school will prepare them for future employment possibilities when they enter the workforce. Expanding the student internship program will allow LAWA to employ twice as many students in the Los Angeles area. It is essential that students actively participate in their community for a well-rounded educational experience. Many are advised to volunteer and look for internship opportunities. LAWA will contribute to their education and we realize that our young people need to be paid. We will provide opportunities to work with professionals in fields such as IT, Human Resources, Administration, and even Airport Police and Risk Management. Students are continuously and highly encouraged to succeed in their undergraduate schooling by all of the supervisors and staff. By providing a captivating and stimulating work environment, the staff provides an insight into how a degree can open several doors and career pathways that students may not have known existed prior to the internship.

Please explain how you will define and measure success for your project.​

Success for the project begins with hiring students and placing them in a professional setting. Success continues as students begin to learn and enjoy the work that they are doing. We value the perspective of the student and hope that at this time they would fully participate in the work setting. We expect students with limited skills to grow and improve throughout the course of the program.

How can the LA2050 community and other stakeholders help your proposal succeed?



Community outreach