AJLA provides employment opportunities and job skills training to youth and young adults who are considered “at risk”.  Pax Christi Port-au-Prince believes this program is impacting the neighborhood by providing the dignity of work to young adult males who may otherwise turn to violence.  Thus far, AJLA has been focused on construction work, utilizing local labor in the neighborhood to build a community center for Pax Christi Port-au-Prince and its youth and neighborhood outreach.  We hope to expand this program by offering micro lending opportunities to youth and young adults who submit entrepreneurial applications.