Charm City Works

Charm City Works

Charm City Works is here to empower and uplift Baltimore City residents. Our range of programs is absolutely free, accessible to everyone in Baltimore, and we welcome you to join any that spark your interest. 

But that's not all! When you participate in a Charm City Works program, you also unlock access to additional free services. We offer support in behavioral health, legal matters, adult basic education, transportation assistance, and financial counseling. Your success is our priority!  

With funding exceeding $43 million from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), our mission is clear: to help Baltimoreans get back on their feet and ensure a fair recovery from the challenges of COVID-19. 

You have the opportunity to apply for one program or many, so explore the links below and embark on your journey to a brighter future with Charm City Works! 

Prefer to meet with us in person or online? We can help you find a job, register for programs and connect you to more services! Fill out our virtual assistance form at Go to to visit one of our job centers. 



Interested? Here’s how you learn more and apply. 

Let’s Ride to Work

Let’s Ride to Work is a rideshare program for adult Baltimore City residents who are newly employed. Eligible participants will receive up to 40 free Lyft rides to and from work.

Go to to sign up for your rides!

Hire Up

Hire Up is a transitional jobs program for Baltimore City residents. Program participants will receive a job at a city agency or nonprofit for up to 6 months that pays $16 per hour for 35 to 40 hours per week. During those 6 months, we’ll help you with finding a full-time job. Many participants go on to have full-time careers with their temporary employer.  

Go to to sign up today!

Train Up

Train Up provides Baltimore City residents with free job training and skills essential to Baltimore’s growing industries. Over 15 providers train Baltimore City residents in areas including Commercial Driving, Industrial Sewing Machine Operation, CNA/GNA and much more! 

Go to to see all training programs and sign up today!


Grads2Careers helps Baltimore City Schools graduates connect with free job training and find employment. Training programs are available in a wide variety of fields, including Healthcare, Information Technology, Construction, and many others.

Go to to learn more and apply today! 


Through YouthWorks, teens and young adults ages 14–21 are offered summer positions with private, nonprofit, and city and state government employers throughout Baltimore City. Participants work in a variety of industries and gain workforce readiness and career-specific skills.

Go to to learn more and apply while applications are open!

Small, Minority, Women-owned Business Wage Subsidy (SMWB)

SMWB supports Baltimore City business owners in hiring unemployed or underemployed Baltimore City residents. Businesses are reimbursed for wages of $6,000 for up to 3 residents, totaling $18,000 per business.

Go to to learn more and apply while applications are open!


Baltimore City residents can apply for apprenticeships in fields including CDL certification, technology and more!


Baltimore City employers may receive $2,500 per apprentice to pay for training, wages, or support services. 

Residents, go to to apply for apprenticeships.


Businesses, go to to learn more about funding.

Mobile Career Navigators

Residents can request to meet mobile career navigators at libraries, coffee shops and other public places around Baltimore City. You choose the location and we come to you! Businesses and organizations can invite mobile career navigators to their events, chapter meetings or locations. Spanish language services are also available.

Residents and businesses, go to to meet with a mobile career navigator today!

Community Job Hubs

Our Job Centers are open for in-person services throughout Baltimore City. No appointment is required. Baltimoreans can find job placement assistance, free financial counseling and credit repair, free training and more!

Go to