WORK Center Youth Services

The Youth Service Provider Network (YSPN) is a coalition of agencies that serve Santa Ana youth 16-24 years of age.  We receive funding from the Department of Labor through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.  We offer unique and innovative programs that help youth transition into the world of work.  Our programs are free to eligible youth and all services adhere to nondiscriminatory and equal opportunity practices.  


Organization:                         Orange County Children’s Therapeutic Arts Center  

Location:                                 2215 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, 92706 

Contact:                                   Arline Dominguez (714) 547-5468 Ext. 311                                  

Youth Ages/Profile:                 16-24/In-School and Out-of-School  


Services Available:  

  • Paid work experience in Education, Arts, Technology, Customer Service and administration  
  • Job preparation and job search assistance 
  • Childcare Worker and General Office Clerk State Recognized Certificate Programs; CPR and First Aid
  • Digital Art and Content Creation training.
  • Academic and career counseling for completion of secondary school and College enrollment 
  • Leadership and life skills development opportunities, classes and Trainings (workshops)  
  • Individual tutoring services and study skills training  




Orange County Conservation Corps (OCCC)  


1548 E. Walnut Ave., Fullerton, CA 92831 


Darin Garcia (714) 956-6222 Ext. 236/Susan Soria – Ext. 233 

Youth Ages/Profile:  



Services Available: 

  • Paid occupational skill training, job preparation, and placement services, free high school diploma program  
  • Individualized Education and Career Service Planning, tutoring, life skills workshops, and leadership development opportunities, which may include community service and peer centered activities encouraging teamwork, responsibility, and other positive social behaviors.  
  • Guidance and counseling may include referral to drug and alcohol abuse services and other community resources.
  • Training in:  customer service, food handler, forklift, CPR & First Aid, Security Guard.


Organization:                          Project Kinship  

Location:                                 2215 North Broadway, Suite 2, Santa Ana, CA 92706 

Contact:                                   Javier Cabrera (714) 603-9141

Youth Ages/Profile:                 16-24/In-School and Out-of-School 


Services Available:  

  • Paid Work Experience and paid vocational training in.
  • Job preparation, placement services and civic engagement leadership development   …
  • Entrepreneurship training, life skills and college skills development, academic and career counseling
  • Guidance and counseling to drug and alcohol abuse services and other individual or group sessions.
  • Community engagement projects  
  • Supportive services