The P3 is an unprecedented effort in Los Angeles to coordinate and integrate the delivery of education, workforce and social services to disconnected youth ages 16 to 24. The Performance Partnership Pilot strategic plan will map out ways to bolster collaboration between the City of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Unified School District, the Los Angeles Community College District, Los Angeles County, and host of private and community partners.

Nearly one out of six young people, ages 18-24, in the City and County of Los Angele sare out of school and out of work. This statistic translates into over 170,000 young people in the county, which 66,400 live in the City of Los Angeles, who will face futureeconomic challenges, unless they are reconnected to educational and employment opportunities.

Every young adult, in Los Angeles, must be given the opportunity to fulfill their hopes and aspirations. Unfortunately, many young adults do not have the opportunity tograduate from high school, to receive post-secondary training, afford safe and secure housing, and receive health and mental health services. It is the OPPORTUNITY ofthis region’s public and private institutions to provide equitable access to education,employment, housing and social services.

The Los Angeles Performance Partnership Pilot is a leading effort of the City of Los Angeles, the County of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles Community College District, local Cal State Universities (CSU 5), Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, Los Angeles Housing Service Agency, and over 50 public, philanthropic and community-based organizations to improve the service delivery system for this disconnected young adult population and improve their educational, workforce,housing and social well-being outcomes.

The Performance Partnership Pilot Strategic Plan provides the most current data on the region’s “Opportunity Youth” population. It highlights current efforts to build a better system of care, and most importantly provides recommendations to our elected public bodies and to our philanthropic partners on action steps that would lower the disconnection rate from one out of six to a much lower ratio. Or more simply put, it means providing a second chance for those young adults who dropped out of high school; an employment and career start for those not in the workforce; access to housing, health and social resources and services to those in need.

The ability for city, county, school districts, higher educational institutions, employers,and community based partners to work together, share resources, and develop an operational plan is key to thousands of young people, in Los Angeles, realizing a better future for themselves and our collective future as a region.