Former corpsmember Manuel Vega was recently promoted to Assistant Manager of the Goodwill in Lake Forest. This is the highest promotion any of our participants have received after being hired at a worksite.
Vega was enrolled in the OCCC program under the CalGRIP grant, which focuses on young people who are at-risk of becoming involved in gang activity. He and other CalGRIP members were recognized for completing the program last May.
He began working at Goodwill through the OCCC worksite program in January 2010. Goodwill hired him in April of that year, then became a full-time employee. He recently interviewed for the assistant manager position and got the job!
Today, the only thing Vega is “at-risk” for is success. Congratulations, Manuel!