Youth Leaders Internship - Little Tokyo Service Center

Youth Leaders Internship

Youth Leaders Internship

Mi Casa students and internsThe Youth Leaders Internship program is an opportunity to empower our youth to become strong, vocal, and active members of their community. We support our youth interns in becoming compassionate leaders through positive engagement that leads to increased self-efficacy and the development of skills needed to succeed in adulthood.

Applications Open Now!

Little Tokyo Service Center’s Mi CASA after school program is offering a 10-month Youth Leaders Internship, where interns will develop leadership skills, mentor youth, and engage in public service. A monthly stipend and regular trainings will be provided. Parent/guardian involvement is required.

We are currently accepting applications for the second cohort of the Youth Leaders Internship! Applications are due April 7th and interviews will be conducted the following week.  Please click through the buttons below for more information and to apply for the internship.  If you have any questions, please contact Jacklyn Waight at jwaight@ltsc.orgcreate new email.

Meet Our Interns

Throughout the duration of the internship, LTSC spoke with the interns to learn more about their goals and what type of changes they hope to see in their community.  Read their bios below to learn more about our inaugural group of amazing interns!

portrait of KazzKazi ‘Kazz’ Ahmed

Kazz is currently a senior in high school and has been living at Casa Heiwa for the last four and a half years with his family. He hopes that more people living in Little Tokyo get involved with the community and for people outside of Little Tokyo to learn more about the community.

Meet Kazz

Portrait of PatriciaPatricia Samurra

Patricia is a freshman in high school and has lived at Angelina Apartments with her family her whole life.  Her interests include art and activism, and hopes that she can inspire others to do something positive in their communities.

Meet Patricia

Portrait of KendraKendra Lopez

Kendra is currently a sophomore in high school and has been living at Angelina since she was 6 years old. Growing up, Kendra participated in several LTSC programs and events.  She joined the internship program hoping that it would help her prepare for the future.

Meet Kendra

Portrait of EliseElise Logan

Elise is a sophomore in high school and has been living at Angelina her whole life.  She’s been involved with CHAMPS (Casa Heiwa Angelina Mentorship Program) as well as the after school teen groups at Mi CASA.  Elise hopes that others get an opportunity to see how fun it is to help others.

Meet Elise
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