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The Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) is the nation’s largest regional education agency. Under the leadership of Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools Debra Duardo, LACOE provides a range of programs and services to support the county’s 80 school districts and more than 2 million preschool and school-age children.

LACOE’s headquarters are located at 9300 Imperial Highway, Downey, California 90242-2890. Phone: (562) 922-6111. Click here to view LACOE Student Services, ranging from Migrant Education to Foster Youth Services and more.

GAIN (Greater Avenues for Independence) 
LACOE operates the GAIN Program here in Lancaster. The GAIN Program helps communities in the Los Angeles area build economic self-sufficiency through gainful employment.

GAIN is part of a large-scale, welfare-to-work initiative program operating in every county in California. In L.A. County, the initiative is under the supervision of the Department of Public Social Services. It helps local businesses and employers find and hire quality workers who seek meaningful employment. Prospective workers are participants in the state welfare programs known as California Work Opportunities and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKS) or General Relief Opportunities for Work (GROW).

Each year, GAIN provides job-readiness and career planning services to 50,000 participants at 21 job club sites around the county.

Find work opportunities at or click here for more info.

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