Youth Employment Partnership (YEP)

The Youth Employment Partnership (YEP), a Workforce Solutions Capital Area-funded program, is a collaboration of four community partners whose goal is to help young people transition from high school to post-secondary education, training, or suitable employment.

The partners are:

  • American YouthWorks
    - 512.744.1918
    AYW is a non-profit Charter School located in downtown Austin that incorporates job training and job placement services as part of their educational and project-based enrichment programs.
  • Community in Schools
    - 512.462.1771
    CIS surrounds students with a community of support proven to decrease dropout rates and increase high school graduations for Central Texas’ most challenged schools.
  • Goodwill Central Texas
    - 512.637.7580
    Goodwill Central Texas is committed to providing services that help participants overcome identified barriers to education and employment.
  • LifeWorks
    - 512.735.2400
    LifeWorks' mission is to transition youth and families from crisis to safety and success. LifeWorks operates three multi-service centers in Austin and four sites dedicated to housing and serving homeless and runaway youth and youth exiting foster care.

To learn more about YEP, please contact Yael Lawson at or 512.597.7108.

Workforce Solutions Capital Area is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available, upon request, to persons with disabilities. Relay Texas: 1.800.735.2989 (TDD) / 711 (Voice).

Equal Opportunity is the Law