La Center United

October 2020

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Drug Take Back Event-Saturday October 24th, 10am-2pm

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La Center United General Coalition Meeting

Thursday, Oct. 8th, 5:30-6:30pm

This is an online event.

Register in advance for this meeting:

Join La Center United for our October Coalition Meeting. This meeting we will have a guest speaker Kelly Groen-Sickman a prevention Specialist with ESD 112 coming to share about local and state legislature regarding youth substance use prevention. Kelly will also be sharing updates about Drug Take-Back Day coming up Saturday, October 24th.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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COVID-19 Parental Resources Kit

Youth MHFA teaches adults who regularly interact with young people how to identify, understand and respond to signs and symptoms of mental health challenges. This tool kit contains tips and resources from the Youth MHFA Curriculum in this toolkit to help adults support youth around them, especially during COVID-19.

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La Center Community Survey

Please help La Center United continue to collect community data by taking our community survey. This survey will help La Center United understand current community conditions and how to best serve the community.
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The Loft Virtual Teen Center

La Center United is working to create a virtual platform for teens to engage. Follow the loft on Instagram @theloftlcyouthpage or La Center United on Facebook for updates and links to join upcoming virtual hangout opportunities.
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Social Media/Communication Intern/Volunteer

Organization Description:

La Center United is a community coalition made up of individuals, businesses, and agencies who all share a vision for a healthy and resilient community. La Center United seeks to be a community resource hub by promoting and connecting individuals to existing services and opportunities and filling gaps where needed. La Center United believes when community members from various backgrounds work together they can impact change.

The coalition formed as a grassroots effort by concerned citizens in 2013. In 2014, La Center United incorporated as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, and in 2015 we were awarded a federal Drug-Free Communities Support Program grant for $125,000 a year for five years. With this funding, we are working to increase community collaboration and reduce substance use and mental health issues facing today’s youth.


Inspiring our community to be safe, healthy and resilient; Preventing destructive behavior through open access to education and environmental strategies; supporting those in need, sharing ideas and offering help


A healthy and resilient community for youth and families

Position Description:

Our coalition is looking for a Social Marketing Intern to help us reach a wider audience. The ideal applicant will possess strong knowledge of the digital media landscape, including various social media sites. The successful candidate will be responsible for contributing to website updates, monitoring and posting on multiple social networks, engaging online forums, participating in online outreach and promotion, optimizing our website, and conducting keyword analysis. Those looking to gain valuable online media experience with an established organization are encouraged to apply. This internship is UNPAID, but we are hoping that this internship will help our intern build a strong portfolio to showcase their social media marketing abilities.


  • Work with the executive board and coalition coordinator to create and implement campaigns

  • Develop content calendars on a weekly and monthly basis, monitor analytics with the social media team to identify viable ideas

  • Create/share engaging social media content. Provide support to our marketing team at live and online events

  • Have a finger on the pulse of what’s happening in social media as well as trending topics and culturally relevant moments

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • In-depth working knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and experience with social media analytics.

  • Basic knowledge of Canva, Smore, Google Drive, hootsuite, and other programs

Job Type: Internship

Pay: $0.00 per hour

Schedule: Flexible 5-10 hours per week

Experience: Social Media Marketing: 1 year (Preferred)

Location: Remote, preference will be given to La Center Residents

This Job Is:

  • Open to applicants under 18 years old

  • Open to applicants who do not have a high school diploma/GED

  • A good fit for applicants with gaps in their resume, or who have been out of the workforce for the past 6 months or more

  • Open to applicants who do not have a college diploma

La Center United website:

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This internship is unpaid. College credit can be awarded if your institution supports it. The position includes optional training in new technologies, career development talks from staff, and assistance from a committed program manager.


Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter in PDF form to Please fill in the subject line as Social Media/ Communication Intern/Volunteer — [Last Name].

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Our Mission:

Inspiring our community to be safe, healthy and resilient

Preventing destructive behavior through open access to education and environmental strategies

Supporting those in need, sharing ideas, and offering help

Our Vision:

A healthy and resilient community for youth and families