Willamette Workforce Partnership’s contractor

providing WIOA youth services in the Mid-Willamette Valley Region

Marion County

ELY Empowerment and Leadership for Youth and Youth Adults

Empowerment and Leadership for Young Adults (ELY)

Salem Office
161 High St. SE, Suite 244
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503-999-5022

Woodburn Office
120 E Lincoln St., Suite 130-G
Woodburn, OR 97071
Phone: 503-999-5022

The Empowerment and Leadership for Youth and Young Adults Program (ELY) is a FREE job skills training program for out-of-school youth ages 16 to 24 in Marion County. ELY specializes in providing the job readiness training, basic skills training, job search assistance and career exploration assistance that young adults need to successfully interview for a job, secure and retain employment and develop their career or education path. ELY prepares youth to fill jobs in the local workforce and become self-sufficient.

United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley is the fiscal agent for the Empowerment and Leadership for Young Adults (ELY)

Linn & Polk County

ELY Empowerment and Leadership for Youth and Youth Adults

Community Services Consortium (CSC)

Linn County Youth Program
130 4th Ave. SE
Albany, OR 97321
(541) 758-2631

Part of a nationwide program, CSC Youth Build helps young adults that have experienced barriers in their educational and employment path work toward their GED or high school diplomas while learning job skills by building affordable and sustainable housing in their communities and preparing for post-secondary success.

Polk County Youth Program
750 S 5th St., Room 10
Independence, OR 97351
(541) 704-7820

Specializing in hands-on training, we help youth and young adults re-engage with their educational goals, pursuing work and/or preparing for post-secondary education. With our garden, culinary program, makers space STREAM lab, and so much more, our dedicated staff are ready to help you achieve your education and employment goals and work towards a more stable future.

Yamhill County

Youth Opportunity Occupations Program (YOOP)

Youth Opportunity Program (YOOP!)

McMinnville Skill Center
117 NE 5th St., Suite H
McMinnville, OR 97128

Newberg Skill Center
100 E 5th St.
Newberg, OR 97132

We assist youth in reaching their goals and dreams. For many, that means finishing their education and preparing to enter the workforce, college, or other training programs. For most, that includes having a license and a car, a place to live, a job, and truly have an opportunity to achieve their envisioned future. Every youth participant at Yoop! has an individual plan where they set their own goals and path to success. To help our participants overcome their barriers to education and employment, Yoop! provides these services (and many more!).