Riverfront Career Center
Program Phone: 541-302-2554
1666 West 12th Avenue – Eugene, OR 97402
Hours: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday
The Job Training Program prepares youth for success in the workforce by addressing work expectations, promoting higher education, and providing on-the-job skills training.
Our goal is to link academic and occupational learning throughout each youth's program involvement. Youth complete testing and evaluation in basic academic skills, career interests and employment aptitudes. This long-term program supports youth through the transition to adulthood.
Services are provided in collaboration with other community organizations, school districts and employers to better serve each youth.
We are always looking for business partners for our clients!
Our Job Training Program provides short-term paid work experiences and internships for youth 14 – 24. Wages are subsidized by a grant from the Lane Workforce Partnership. Youth are matched to employers based on career interests. Staff provide ongoing support to employers and youth through weekly site visits.
Brianna Vincent, Services Manager of Looking Glass’ Independent Living Program, shares insights about the innovative program that helps foster youth in our community in their transition to independence.
SELCO Community Credit Union is providing new funding for Looking Glass to purchase items for youth clients to support them in moving into new apartments and also items to support new parents.
Over multiple visits in recent months, local graphic artist Matt Brundage, on loan from Eugene’s Imagination International Inc, spent hours with Looking Glass students at Riverfront and Center Point Schools teaching youth about drawing techniques. In addition to showing off his amazing artistic skills, Matt brought humor and fun into the classrooms at Looking Glass.
Riverfront School has launched a new Job Panel Series inviting area employers to visit the school to discuss options with students for their next phase of life after high school. On Wednesday, January 16th a panel of representatives from local trade and apprenticeship organizations came to inform students about the valuable options available to them here locally.
Oregon Community Credit Union’s Employee Community Giving Fund Committee donated $1,000 to Looking Glass to provide assistance with purchase of some much needed items for programs at Station 7 and Riverfront School. Items purchased included various cookware, pots and pans, plates and bowls and more as well as some newborn baby clothes purchased for Riverfront School clients who are expecting newborn babies in the coming year.
Learn about the unique culinary arts experience offered to youth at our Riverfront School and Career Center.
Looking Glass receives a $15,000 grant from the Spirit Mountain Community Fund for the GED Program operated out of our Riverfront School and Career Center.
Looking Glass' Riverfront School and Career Center, an accredited alternative high school located on West 12th in Eugene, offers opportunity for academic success for students in Lane County and also helps youth find a career path. Daniel, a recent Riverfront graduate, is thankful for the school offering him a 2nd chance after he dropped out (see video).
Since 1990, Looking Glass' Lane Metro Youth Corps has coordinated a summer work crew, giving paid summer work experience to hundreds of Lane County youth over the years and helping to make improvements to a variety of local natural resources and habitats. "Beyond getting paid, these youth are getting valuable work experience," said crew supervisor and Riverfront teacher Craig Annsa.
Looking Glass Center Point and Riverfront alternative schools held their respective 2018 graduation ceremonies on Thursday, June 14th celebrating the culmination of years of hard work and support from teachers, counselors, families and friends for a group of aspiring and inspiring local youth. Each school has its own traditions for graduation ceremonies and each was emotional and celebratory for another unique group of Looking Glass clients.