Operation New Hope Youth Opportunity Centers Provide a holistic approach to Youth Development. Free programs for youth ages 16 – 24
Please review the various programs your youth has access when you enroll into Operation New Hopes Youth Opportunity Centers: Located in the City of San Bernardino and Rancho Cucamonga
- High School Diploma Program
- Case Management
- Life skills workshops
- Career Pathway workshops
- Case Management
- Group Counseling
- Mentoring Programs
- Job Development – Job Coach
- Work Experience
- Mental Health Providers
- Homeless resources
- Food resources
- Community Service
- Civic Engagement
San Bernardino County Workforce Devlopment Board – Youth WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act)
Eligible youth, ages 16 to 24, can access a variety of career and educational services through WIOA funded programs. These services are designed to help enhance job skills, develop leadership qualities, explore career options, participate in adult and peer mentoring opportunities, and take advantage of work experiences.
Youth program providers, as listed below, meet specific criteria and requirements in order to receive allocated funds for these youth services. Direction and oversight for the funding allocations is provided by the San Bernardino County Workforce Development Board.
San Bernardino City – Youth Workforce Program
The City of San Bernardino, in partnership with California Volunteers, Office of the Governor has announced that it has been awarded a $4,169,142 grant to hire nearly 70 young and early career staff members over the next two years. In addition to creating opportunities and job experience for local youth, the positions being created are intended to assist in restoring valuable local programs in San Bernardino that had to be shut down or curtailed during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Parks and Recreation positions will help expand senior citizen programs, youth and teen after school activities, and recreation opportunities. The City Library positions will restore youth literacy and academic enrichment programs. Animal Services will provide training and experience vital for career pathways into veterinary services, an industry that is severely understaffed in the region. The Police Department, unable to hire during much of the pandemic due to delayed recruitments and closed academies, will be able hire additional police apprentices, one of its most effective pipelines for local youth to become police officers.
Title II – CA Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) – “Youth Opportunity Pathways Program (YOPP)”
BSCC uses the Title II Grant Program funds to support communities in serving at-risk and system-involved youth. The Title II Grant Program provides alternatives to detention, promotes youth safety and well-being while in custody and identifies and supports successful and emerging reentry models.
San Bernardino City – Violence Intervention Prevention Program (VIP)
The State Legislature established the CalVIP Grant Program in 2017 to replace the California Gang Reduction, Intervention and Prevention grant program that began in 2007. CalVIP provides funding for cities and community-based organizations with the goal of reducing violence in the city and adjacent areas.
In October 2019 Governor Newsom signed the Break the Cycle of Violence Act (AB 1603). AB 1603 codified the establishment of CalVIP and defined its purpose: to improve public health and safety by supporting effective violence reduction initiatives in communities that are disproportionately impacted by violence, particularly group-member involved homicides, shootings, and aggravated assaults.
The Break the Cycle of Violence act specifies that CalVIP grants shall be used to support, expand and replicate evidence-based violence reduction initiatives, including but not limited to:
- Hospital-based violence intervention programs,
- Evidence-based Street outreach programs, and
- Focused deterrence strategies.
These initiatives should seek to interrupt cycles of violence and retaliation in order to reduce the incidence of homicides, shootings, and aggravated assaults and shall be primarily focused on providing violence intervention services to the small segment of the population that is identified as having the highest risk of perpetrating or being victimized by violence in the near future.
U.S. Dept. of Justice (BJA) – Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative (PSN)
The Department of Justice (DOJ) Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) program is a nationwide initiative that brings together federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement officials, prosecutors, community-based partners, and other stakeholders to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in a community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them.
PSN is coordinated by the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices (USAOs) in the 94 federal judicial districts throughout the 50 states and U.S. territories. PSN is customized to account for local violent crime problems and resources. An important aspect of PSN is to incorporate research and analysis to inform the decision-making process on the most effective violence reduction strategies.
High School Diploma Program Opportunities Ages 15 – 24
Alta Vista Innovation High School is enrolling year-round at NO COST to you. Our unique, flexible and free high school diploma program is designed to help fit around your busy schedule so that you can graduate at your own pace.
The mission of Alta Vista Innovation High School is to engage students in learning, who are no longer enrolled in a traditional classroom program or who prefer a personalized learning education. Alta Vista Innovation High School ‘s goal is to successfully prepare students for work or college readiness through our integrated personalized program of job readiness coursework and Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act partnerships.
Alta Vista Innovation High School believes that students must be ready to work with others from diverse backgrounds, adapt to changes and lead others through transformational processes. An educated person needs to explore and appreciate her/his creative potential, and be a strong supporter of the community, using the power of the individual to improve everyone’s quality of life.
Alta Vista Innovation High School offers a program designed to meet the educational needs of federally funded learn-and-work or learn-and-earn programs, including but not limited to the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act pursuant to Education Code Section 47605.1(f)
If you are interested in our personalized learning high school diploma program and would like more information, you can call us at 1(877) 360-LEARN