Exito III

Exito III

Project Description:

Project Éxito III will serve 130 current and former eligible youth offenders (ages 14-24) of Imperial County. The overarching goal of Éxito III is to improve the workforce outcomes of court-involved youth by helping them to continue their education and obtain industry-recognized credentials that prepare them for jobs in demand industries using career pathways.    

Description of Services:

Project Éxito III includes  intensive case management support; mentoring; educational intervention and services; service learning; educational and job training leading to industry recognized credentials/certificates; workforce activities that lead to employment (National Career Readiness Certificate, subsidized and unsubsidized job placement assistance); post-placement follow-up assistance (up to 9 months); and diversion and expungment services.

Project Goals:

Enroll 130 youth; place youth into long-term occupational skills training, post-secondary opportunities, and the military or unsubsidized employment; place youth into high school or a high school equivalency training programs; employment and education retention; reduce recidivism among participating youth; help youth attain an industry-recognized certificate or educational degree; help youth attain a high school diploma or H.S. equivalency; help youth participate in mentoring; divert youth from being convicted; and expunge or seal youth records.  

Eligibility/Targeted participants:

Éxito III serves current and former youth offenders age 14-24 who must reside within the  Imperial County and "NEVER been CONVICTED as an adult in the State, Federal and local criminal justice system."


Funding for this project was provided by the United States Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Face Forward Grant. 

Length of Funding:

Imperial Valley Regional Occupational Program (IVROP) was awarded a Face Forward grant in July 2015 for 39 months. The project is currently funded through September 2018.

Contact Information: 
687 W. State Street
El Centro, CA  92243
(760) 482-2618


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