• This Fall, Chrysalis is celebrating investments in growth. Read our eNewsletter to learn about enhancements in our core employment program, a new partnership in Venice that is creating more transitional job opportunities, and – perhaps most importantly – the professional and personal milestones our clients continue to achieve.

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  • Teaching is Paula’s calling. After working for the Los Angeles Unified School District for 34 years, she retired and began volunteering with Chrysalis facilitating the final course in our Job Preparation curriculum: Keeping the Job. She shared, “I love helping people, and I absolutely love to teach. I really want everyone in the class to absolutely…

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  • Paul Williams, 58, is a supervisor at Chrysalis, a nonprofit in Los Angeles. What does Chrysalis do? Chrysalis offers programs and training aimed at helping homeless and low-income people find jobs. It opened in 1984, and since then has served more than 60,000 individuals from centers in Los Angeles’s Skid Row, in Santa Monica and…

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  • Some time ago, Antonio stood at a crossroads: get sober or lose his three daughters. Faced with the possibility of losing what mattered most, his resolve to change his life was stronger than ever. When Antonio was ready to reconnect with the workforce, Chrysalis was there with the professional support he needed to get on a pathway to self-sufficiency.

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  • “I live in Santa Monica, and I was looking for a way to volunteer in a more meaningful way than just a one-off experience,” shared Chrysalis volunteer Karen about finding Chrysalis three years ago. Karen started looking at nonprofits in her neighborhood, adding, “When I found out exactly what Chrysalis did, I thought it was…

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  • When a caterpillar enters its chrysalis stage, it begins to transform from an immature, inactive larva into a beaming butterfly. Myron Tobin, a 57-year-old South Central native, entered his chrysalis stage in 2013 when he was released from prison after 33 years.

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  • In his behind-the-scenes interview with Chrysalis, Donald shares how a transitional job is preparing him for permanent employment.

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  • “By far, my favorite memories of Chrysalis are the times when I’ve been doing a practice interview with someone and the bell rings. We all go into the lobby and hear the person tell their story. It’s incredibly emotional… It is what I go home and talk to my family and friends about for days. It makes me feel really lucky.”

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  • On Tuesday, June 19, 2018, the Anaheim City Council unanimously and enthusiastically approved an agreement that will provide Chrysalis with access to a city-owned building where we will be opening a new center later this year.

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  • There are about 2,000 homeless encampments around downtown Los Angeles’ Skid Row. Six days a week, a nonprofit organization takes on the monumental task of cleaning up trash in a 49-square-block area called the Business Improvement District. Here’s how they do it.

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