Programs that combine wrap around services with job training
EMS Corps trains underserved and underrepresented youth for careers in Emergency Medical Services while providing wrap around support, life coaching and mentorship.
In Alameda County, CA, EMS Corps has trained more than 200 young people for careers in Emergency Medical Services and Public Safety.
In 2021, as the COVID pandemic exacerbated existing shortages in emergency medical services and amplified racial inequities across public systems, Public Works Alliance launched ABQ EMS Corps, a powerful collaboration between the State of New Mexico, the University of New Mexico and Albuquerque Fire and Rescue. Emerging from its pilot phase, ABQ EMS Corps is already placing graduates in careers in health care and public service, returning them to communities across the state, ready to serve.
These programs are proof that young people with system involvement, denied the resources and support others received, can be among our communities’ greatest assets when provided opportunity.
Click here to learn more about EMS Corps in Alameda County.
Click here to learn more about EMS Corps in New Mexico.