Nuevo Amanecer Latino Children's Services (NALCS) understands that foster youth need the proper tools and resources in order to go on to live successful lives after foster care. Since 2009, and independent from DCFS, NALCS has been providing its youth with Independent Living  Life Skill training's. NALCS ILP training's cover the following components: College 101, Financial Aid ,Housing, Money Management, Employment, Gang Awareness, STI Prevention and Safe Sex, Drug Awareness, and other available resource for eligible ILP youth.

NALCS has made collaborations, partnerships, and connections with the following organizations/programs which have reached out to our youth at our ILP trainings:

Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley, Inc.
526 E. Orange Grove Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91104
Christina Boothman
Community Education Manager

Homeboy Industries
130 W. Bruno St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Los Angeles Job Corps
217 W.  11th St. LA., CA 90015
Blanquita Siongco
Admissions Counselor

Cal Poly Pomona
Renaissance Scholars Program
3801 West Temple Ave
Pomona, CA 91768
Makeda Bostic
Coordinator

Cal State Fullerton
Guardian Scholars Program
6828 P.O Box C-120
Fullerton, CA 92834
Sara Gamez, Director

Mt. San Antonio College
Extended Opportunity Program & Services
Concepcion Toledo
EOPS Outreach Specialist

 Wells Fargo
900 N San Fernando Blvd,
Burbank, CA 91504

   

Since 2009, NALCS has provided and graduated 136 youth ranging from 16-19 years old. Out of those 136 youth who have attended NALCS ILP trainings, 15 (11%) have gone on to graduate from high school and pursue higher education via UC, CSU, Community College, or trade school. As a whole, considering those that have completed NALCS ILP classes and those that haven’t; since 2002 NALCS has had 28 youth graduate from high school and pursue higher education via UC, CSU, Community College, or trade school.