Director of Workforce Development Department
A collaborator and consensus builder who is dedicated to fostering deep community engagements, Angelica Martin is proud to serve as WorkSource Director at Youth Policy Institute.
Angelica began her community-based service career over 20 years ago, supporting and managing workforce development programs. As early as high school and partially through college, she served as a Youth Employment Specialist for the Employment Development Department (EDD), State of California under the Youth Employment Opportunity Program (YEOP). During her senior of year of college, Angelica returned to EDD and served as an Employment Program Representative quickly advancing from entry-level to leadership roles.
As Senior Research Development Specialist of Hub Cities Consortium in Huntington Park, Angelica participated in the analysis and design of a newly implemented Workforce Investment Act (WIA) program. In her role as Program Manager of the Valley Economic Development Center, Angelica’s career once again progressed from leading a seven-site programmatic region to directing the Los Angeles Business Assistance Center. As the Program Director of Workforce Development of Chinatown Service Center, Angelica leveraged her multicultural sensitivities and abilities to unite disparate groups. She managed three separate WIA programs with budgets totaling $1 million and oversaw additional community based micro-enterprise and community service programs. In this capacity, Angelica worked closely with the City of Los Angeles to develop contracts, budgets, and RFP recertification bids and conducted extensive research on the Integrated Service Delivery (ISD) model.
Fluent in English and Spanish, Angelica holds a Masters in Public Administration from California State University, Northridge and an undergraduate degree in Social Work from California State University, Los Angeles. She is a graduate of the Center for Nonprofit Management’s Leadership program. She is a member of the National Association for Workforce Professionals and the California Workforce Association. A Los Angeles native, Angelica continues to reside in the city with her husband and their three furry, four-legged “kids.”