Student Government Association
The Student Government Association (SGA) is the voice of our students and plays a key role in the operation of the center. We encourage all of our students to join the SGA.
The SGA Council is composed of Executive Board officers, Vocational Representatives, and Area Student Leaders. The Executive Board members are the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Community Coordinator. Vocational Representatives are student leaders representing each career training program on center. The Area Student Leaders are mentors, recreational aides, residential advisors, safety marshals, and student tour guides.
In their weekly meetings, SGA representatives make recommendations to the Center Director about rules affecting students including enforcement of rules. The Center Director also consults with the SGA before introducing new rules for students.
SGA members also have the responsibility to:
- Be a positive role model to the other students.
- Assist in the decision-making process with the Center Director and Senior Management Team relating to policies affecting student life on and off campus.
- Develop leadership skills.
- Practice self-government and have input on center policies.
- Learn and practice positive leadership and socialization skills.
- Assist with tours on center.
- Work with all departments through the SGA Committees.
- Host activities for the student body.
- Work closely with the Business-Community Liaison to bridge the gap between the Job Corps program and the community.
After 30 days of enrollment at our center, you may apply for the Leadership Training Class. After you complete three weeks of leadership training, you can apply for SGA membership.
Students who join the center’s Acting Club will be introduced to the different aspects of the theater and performance including acting, directing, improv, writing, play production, stage work, and much more. The club will emphasize creative thinking skills and teamwork and will provide students with enriched learning experiences in the performing arts. Along the way, members will develop poise, social skills, and confidence.
All skill levels are welcome, from seasoned veterans to curious beginners.
The goal of the Entrepreneurship Club is to inspire the entrepreneurial spirit among Job Corps students across the Center and to create a community of like-minded members who thrive on innovation and entrepreneurial thinking. We share advice, connections, and resources. We mentor each other with our unique and diverse and backgrounds, and we connect members with successful entrepreneurs who know first-hand what it takes.
Our musically-inclined students (or those who want to be) are invited to join our center's Music Club. We have a variety of musical instruments club members can choose from, including their voices, and meetings are spent blowing off some steam and having fun with musical expression. All skill levels and musical genres are welcome.
Poets are artists who paint and sculpt with their words. They can use their language to convey ideas, emotions, and concepts in a way that reach a listener’s heart as well as their head.
At Poetry Club, we think everyone has a poet inside them with something to say, and we bring students together to discover their own unique voice. Along the way, members will pick up some important public speaking and literacy skills. Most importantly, the club is about having fun with other students and learning new ways to express and inspire with words.
The Swimming Club is a group devoted to learning and practicing various swimming styles and strokes for fun and exercise. It's also a great way to meet like-minded people at the center. Jump in. The water's fine!
Yoga Club is a chance for students to slow down and learn the basic yoga poses, which help reduce stress and increase flexibility & strength as well as the mind’s connection to the body. The mission of the yoga club is to promote the practice and study of yoga and to foster a community around this practice.
Fostering positive relationships with the communities our centers are in is a key part of what Job Corps does. This can mean performing work in the neighborhood that aligns with a student's career pathway, such as building new playgrounds, patching up sidewalks, or cleaning up parks. At the Los Angeles Job Corps Center, it also means assisting the following organizations and events with their important work:
- AIDS Walk
- American Red Cross
- California Hospital
- Habitat for Humanity
- Local shelters
- Los Angeles Food Bank
- Los Angeles Zoo