Programs & Projects
Community Center + Grace on 3rd
Welcome to Grace on 3rd Community Center, the vibrant hub of passion and youth enrichment brought to you by Our Generation Cares. Nestled in the heart of our community, Grace on 3rd is a place where young individuals can thrive, explore their interests, and unleash their full potential.
Ignition to Independence
This program creates systems change for young people by bridging the gap in driver's education access, regardless of their socioeconomic background. With classroom instruction, practical driving lessons using a real-car-driving simulator, and a loaner vehicle for youth to take the DMV test.
Motor Mondays + DSF WERKS
Our Generation Cares and DSF Werks have joined hands to make a difference in the lives of foster care youth. Their shared vision is to provide these young individuals with an extraordinary opportunity to learn automotive mechanical skills and gain invaluable knowledge in auto restoration.
New Job, New Life
The community project offers comprehensive workshops that cover various topics, including job search strategies, resume building, and financial management. Participants will also learn how to use technology effectively, such as using a computer to find job opportunities online.
NextGen Media Makers + NoPulp Media
Our Generation Cares and NoPulp Media are bridging the gap between education and industry, empowering youth to unleash their creative potential and make their mark in the media world.
NextGen Workspace + WE Labs
Within these walls, young people find their sanctuary, their launchpad for exploration and creation. Equipped with comfortable workstations, they embark on a journey of self-discovery and growth. From coding to graphic design, from robotics to music production, the possibilities are as vast as the imagination.
OG Cares Labs #YouthAtWork
OG Cares Lab focuses on establishing innovation labs in local spaces and community centers. These labs provide a platform where young individuals can freely experiment, collaborate, and develop innovative solutions to address pressing social challenges.
The Compassionate Kitchen - The Cultured Soul
With a shared vision of making a positive impact on society, Our Generation Cares and Jumpstart Long Beach have joined forces to organize a multifaceted initiative that combines direct support for the homeless community with community education and engagement.
Our programs aim to support underserved youth in marginalized communities by providing them with the necessary resources, mentorship, and enrichment opportunities to thrive.
Comprehensive Apprenticeship Program
We offer a comprehensive apprenticeship program that provides occupational skills and entrepreneurial mindset development for underserved youth between the ages of 14-24. Our program specifically targets transition-aged youth in the foster care system who are often overlooked and in need of support.
Expanded Mentorship Programs
We believe that access to caring adults who can guide and support underserved youth in achieving their career and entrepreneurial goals is essential. That's why we have expanded our mentorship programs to provide one-on-one mentorship opportunities that can help young people navigate the challenges they face and achieve their goals.
Life Skills & Entrepreneurship Training
We provide life skill training, including financial literacy and career planning, learning how to cook, youth car and driver knowledge, to help youth develop a career plan, and achieve financial stability and economic mobility. Additionally, provide specialized training in entrepreneurship to empower young people to start their own businesses and pursue economic independence.
Community Outreach & Awareness
Our Generation Cares trains youth to become advocates and change-makers in their communities, empowering them to address social issues, promote inclusivity, and organize community service projects. We conduct community outreach programs and awareness campaigns to engage with marginalized communities, raise awareness about their needs.