YES Partners with Melinda Hoag Smith Center for Healthy Living!

Youth Employment Service (YES) is now serving clients at the Melinda Hoag Smith Center for Healthy Living! The Hoag Center has partnered with organizations and nonprofits to provide an array of health and wellness services to the community. Partners are able to use the Center’s physical space and other resources to expand community outreach.

YES fits into the Hoag partnership by providing an employment-readiness program to young adults ages 16-24 that fosters confidence, empowerment, and preparedness in the workforce of tomorrow and ultimately to improves the quality of life for many that we serve.

Partnership with the Hoag Center allows YES to continue to grow by facilitating workshops on their site, located across from Hoag Hospital Newport Beach on the second floor of a newly renovated facility.

Melinda Hoag Smith Center for Healthy Living
Melinda Hoag Smith Center for Healthy Living

Melinda Hoag Smith Center for Healthy Living’s mission is working synergistically in a shared location with partner agencies and community residents to bridge the gaps in services, build capacity, and maximize impact in our under-resourced communities.

Upcoming Hoag-YES Program

An upcoming pilot YES program including an Employment Skills Workshop, Mock Interviews, and a Be the Best Employee Workshop will be held on the following dates:

Summer Employment Workshops

YES Program Specialist, Imelda Martinez, will be co-located at the Hoag Center on Wednesdays and Thursdays between 1:00-5:30pm. For more information, to schedule an appointment, or RSVP for the workshops listed above, contact Imelda at or (949)764-6958.