Linked Learning

Host an Amazing Student This Summer!

The path to college and a successful career starts in high school.

By 2020, 67 percent of jobs in the United States will require advanced training and education beyond the high school level.

California employers want a workforce with the critical thinking, communications and problem-solving skills to meet and surpass industry demands. Linked Learning offers businesses the chance to help train California’s next generation of employees and leaders. Students engage with professionals on the job and graduate knowing what they need to do to be successful in college or the workforce.


Internships are a key component to putting students on a path to success. United Way of Greater Los Angeles--in partnership with Los Angeles, Montebello, Pasadena, Antelope Valley, and Centinela Valley School Districts—is working to provide students the space to use the knowledge and skills they have learned in the classroom and apply them in a workplace setting over an extended period of time.

As an internship host, your role is vital to serve as the teacher and mentor to students. Students are able to get to see first-hand how their hard work in the classroom is transferable in a real world setting and understand what it takes to be successful in a particular industry sector.  

You can do your part and join our corporate partners, elected officials and community non-profits by hosting an intern this summer. The deadline to apply to host an intern is April 8, 2016. Please hold the date for May 7th where we will host our Internship Interview Fair (details to be shared with internship hosts as the date approaches). To begin the process, fill out this internship form.

To read more information about internships please check out our Internship brochure. Additional questions can be directed to Paulina Raygoza, Education Program Associate at

Sponsor A Scholar!

United Way is excited to partner with companies to provide students an enriched and relevant internship experience where they learn first-hand from professionals what it is like to work in various industries. If your company or organization would like to host a student this summer, please fill out our 2016 Interest Form

Can't Host An Intern? Then sponsor a scholar at one of our local non-profits.

United Way of Greater Los Angeles Education

Report: Linked Learning in LA

Today in California, 63 school districts have organized high schools around one of the state's 15 major industry sectors.

Seven districts in Los Angeles County are implementing Linked Learning impacting over 45,000 students.

Read the United Way’s report on Linked Learning pathway design and job growth projection data.

Economic Landscape Of LA & Implications For Linked Learning – Executive Summary

Economic Landscape Of LA & Implications For Linked Learning – Full Report