Meet Sogigie Sherfa - Lomita
Sogigie Sherfa, 18, of Lomita, a recent graduate of Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, was seeking a part time employment opportunity. She came to Torrance One-Stop to inquire about the summer program, which provides first time work experience (clerical/recreational/maintenance/child care) assignments to youth ages 14-24 in various city government or community based organization settings. Youth will go through 20 hours of personal enrichment training and later are placed at work sites to work an average of 100 hours.
The City of Lomita was in need of a mature individual with basic computer and office skills and Ms. Sherfa came to mind. The One-Stop Staff set up an interview for her with City Clerk, Sandra Medina, and was offered the position.
Outcome and Benefits:
While at City Clerk’s office, Ms. Sherfa learned how to archive City documents, learned to
operate the switchboard system and occasionally interacted with City officials. Ms. Sherfa was appreciative of the opportunity she was given. She was grateful for the exposure she received and is now knowledgeable in how a government entity functions. She is taking this experience with her on her new journey as a college student at the University of California Berkley where she is majoring in Humanities and Community Service and with the hours worked this summer is able to pay for some of the expenses of college.
"I appreciate all that the One-Stop has done to help me with increasing my work skills. I hope to continue to make my parents proud."