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  • Summer Business Institute Nevada logo

    What do you call a program that’s been operating in Nevada for 26 years and has served more than 3,000 participants? What do you call a program that offers high school juniors, seniors and college freshmen, both instruction and experience? What do you call a program that also provides lessons in financial management and life skills? What do you call a program that has seen graduates attend Berkeley, Harvard, Howard, Spellman and UNLV? You might call it “unheard of,” but we can assure you it’s called the Clark County Summer Business Institute.

  • Employ NV logo

    The glitz and glamour of Las Vegas is a celebrated, compelling side of Clark County. There’s also a more troubling side. More than 70% of all Nevada residents live in Clark County; nearly 50,000 of them, between the ages of 16 and 24, are considered disconnected youth.

  • Neighborhood Homework House logo

    “Do your homework!” It’s a common phrase repeated by often exasperated parents everywhere. The fact is, nearly 96% of America’s students are regularly assigned homework. In California, elementary and middle school students get about 56 minutes per day. High school students are assigned an hour and a half, on average.

  • Mission High School logo

    There are roughly 27,000 high schools in the country. About 40 of them are considered Recovery High Schools. One of those, Mission High School, is in Nevada.

  • YMCA logo

    It was in London on June 6, 1844, when Sir George Williams founded this organization. In the years since its inception, it has become global, based in Geneva, Switzerland and serving 120 countries.

  • teen graduates of J4NG

    In 2013, former Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval was particularly impressed by the positive impact the Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) program was making in states across the country. That inspired him to establish Jobs for Nevada’s Graduates and the very next year, J4NG went statewide.

  • Violence Intervention Program logo

    For more than 30 years, the Violence Intervention Program (VIP) has elevated the standard of care for victims of child abuse, family violence and sexual assault in Los Angeles County.

  • el centro de ayuda logo

    The logo for El Centro de Ayuda (ECDA) is an acknowledgement of roots, and a nod to the foundation of the Latino Community. That history dates back to the Aztec culture that flourished from the dawn of the 14th century to the early stages of the 16th century The design represents growth, nurturance and balance, required ingredients for people to realize their full potential.

  • sce fcu amigo mascot
  • step up logo

    Our country’s foster care system was developed as a temporary fix. It was designed to protect and nurture children whose parents were either unable or unwilling to care for them.