Collective Impact Initiatives

L.A. Opportunity Youth Collaborative

Spearheaded by the Alliance for Children’s Rights, the Los Angeles Opportunity Youth Collaborative (OYC) is a multi-agency effort to improve education and employment outcomes for young adults who are, or have been, in foster care in Los Angeles. The OYC brings together public agencies, nonprofit organizations, educational institutions and employers to improve services and resolve systemic barriers that impact the ability of young people to benefit from education and employment opportunities.

The OYC supports youth on pathways to:

  • High school graduation and GED attainment
  • Post-secondary enrollment and credential completion
  • Workforce readiness and gainful employment

Our Impact

“The OYC unites the many and varied voices working to support our young people transitioning from foster care. Their collective power to affect change cannot be underestimated.”


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