GEAR UP Program Coordinator (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – December 26, 2018
No growth or encouragement for professional development. You do not want to follow leadership, they do not inspire at the least. Those promoted or highered to higher titles are not adequate to manage. HR is incosistent, rules are not applied to all.
Assist teacher (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – December 17, 2018
i loved my job it was great to work with kids they really made my day. they were always so happy and would make any day great! this job was worth while and they pay was reasonable for the amount of work
Youth Leader (Former Employee) – Sylmar, CA – October 17, 2018
My time with YPI helped me as a student who needed a part time, but still desired to study at night. The only reason I left is because I needed a job that was more flexible and I could work during weekends. However, if not I would have stayed because it pays well, work is fulfilling, and very acceptive of your school schedule.
Summer Youth Event coordinator (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – September 21, 2018
Every year when school was out for summer I would sign up to their summer youth employment program. I met a lot of amazing people who became my friends. And I gained lots of team building experience that I still imply with my own life today.
Enrichment Teacher (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – September 18, 2018
A typical day would take place after-school. I was located in a High-School setting, which required us to have student engage in after-school clubs/activities.
This meant to construct an environment where student can unwind, and engage within something outside academia. It was fun, because it allowed my creative rendering skills to blossom. I was able to create various clubs, such as; cooking, Yoga and Zumba club.
I learned that working with High Schoolers is my jam. Being able to provide enrichment and out of the norm activities for the kids was an awesome part of my day.
Some duties included to clean and tidy up around classrooms. I had no problem with having to do so.
Inner office Clerk (Former Employee) – Van Nuys, CA – August 29, 2018
On a day to day basis with my co workers was a very relaxed environment and more so had to make things happen on our own rather than getting help from management. So it was a learning process to become more self-sufficient which rolled over to our own personal lives which was a bonus.
Too much work for the amount of recognition and salary.
Youth Leader (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – August 15, 2018
A typical day at Youth Policy Institute felt more like a fun working with the kids yet stressful having to deal with a "professional" boss who only expects a lot yet there is little recognition. Taking sides with people she prefers is not what a work environment should feel like. Did love working with the kids that was my light of day, but when it came to my boss and coworkers it was just too much.
Data Systems Administrator (Current Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – July 11, 2018
I loved working at YPI. I had smart, reliable and amazing supervisor and colleagues but I had to resign since there wasn't flexibility or logical consideration of the type of work I did to help me keep my job. I have worked hard and well and had gotten a raise more than almost every one else in the department but apparently I wasn't worth more negotiating at the executive level. I wish them well and hope they can get to a place where they can provide more interesting environment and competitive salary/benefits so that employees stay with them longer. Loosing so many and so fast leaves work undone, more pressure on others staying and more burden on the whole organization. Small teams like R&E whose work is to showcase the efforts of the rest of YPI should be more appreciated. So many times I have seen smart and caring people coming on board with lots of hope, inventing fantastic processes and procedures but leave without passing the work to the next person and thus the next has to figure all out all over again. Such waste of money, time and energy. This might be a chronic illness of the non profits in general but YPI is not like many other.
Youth Leader (Former Employee) – San Fernando Valley, CA – June 24, 2018
If you want the experience like teaching and creating your own lesson planning for your own assigned class it’s great other than this. The stress level is high. They assign you 20 to 22 max of children to just one teacher. The pay rate is not that great and zero support from administration.
Academic Coordinator (Current Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – April 23, 2018
Great place to work short term. Must be able to adjust to a fast pace environment, willing to wear multiple hats, and take on a large variety of tasks all at once. Great benefits package, compensation not so great.
COLLEGE AND CAREER AMBASSADOR (Current Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – April 20, 2018
Really straightforward, assisting of high school students usually from 8 am - 5 pm on a regular day. Days can be stressful but some days can slow down and have time to work on other important work. Majority of students usually have questions about college and career. There may be situations where the job may require tutoring support for the students.
Academic Coordinator (Former Employee) – Pacoima, CA – April 18, 2018
I would have enjoyed working with middleschoolers everyday, but the support I received cause me undue stress and hardship. If the program could have been managed better, I believe my time would have been different.
Site Coordinator (Current Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – April 13, 2018
We are always presented with opportunities to collaborate with our colleagues to improve. We are also constantly rewarded with the satisfaction of pushing our families and students to succeed, especially in today's climate.
Wonderful colleagues, team building, and trainings