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Employment and Community Agencies at Garfield

As our campus is currently closed due to COVID-19, office hours for the following agencies are cancelled until further notice. For more information about each agency and how to contact them, you may visit their websites, linked below.


Each week, these local agencies visit the Career Center to inform and offer assistance to those who need it. To meet with a representative from one of the following agencies, please visit us in MP 221 during the days and times specified below.

To learn more about each Agency, you may also visit their web page by clicking on it's title.


Verdugo Jobs Center (VJC)

Verdugo Jobs Center offers Employment Resources to assist adults in obtaining employment. VJC offers career services including job connections, career counseling and job search assistance as well as job skills training including on-the-job training and in-class training.

Wednesdays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Career & Counseling Center, MP 221.


Glendale Youth Alliance (GYA)

Glendale Youth Alliance works with youth participants between the ages of 8-24, not taking credit courses (or not in school at all), and meet one of the following barriers:

  • School graduate who is low income and basic skills deficient
  • High school graduate who is low income and an English Language Learner
  • Incompletion of High School Diploma
  • On probation or parole (or recently finished probation or parole)
  • Homeless
  • Foster child (including those who have aged out)
  • Pregnant or parenting
  • Disabled (including having a learning disability or other basis for IEP)

GYA’s mission is to provide jobs and employment preparedness training for youth, and helps provide a foundation to learn job skills and become productive participants of the workforce.

GYA Office Hours Cancelled Until Further Notice.



Department of Rehabilitation (DOR)

Vocational rehabilitation services are designed to help job seekers with disabilities obtain competitive employment in integrated work settings. Independent living services may include peer support, skill development, systems advocacy, referrals, assistive technology services, transition services, housing assistance, and personal assistance services.

We believe in the talent and potential of individuals with disabilities. We invest in the future through creativity, ingenuity, and innovation. We ensure our decisions and actions are informed by interested individuals and groups. We pursue excellence through continuous improvement. We preserve the public’s trust through compassionate and responsible provision of services.

Every other Monday from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Career & Counseling Center, MP 221. Check with the Career & Counseling Center for dates.


Childcare Resource Center (CCRC)

Childcare Resource Center is available for parents involved in CalWORKs at Garfield. Parents can pick up CCRC forms, drop off their completed CCRC forms, and ask general childcare questions during CCRC’s time on campus.   

Thursdays from 12:00 p.m to 1:00 p.m. in the Career & Counseling Center, MP 221.