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Meet Daquan

Meet DaquanEighteen year old Daquan's first YouthWorks summer job was in 2009 when he was assigned to work for Civic Justice Corps at Patapsco Valley State Park.

Meet Leanne


Leanne Tilton had not worked in corporate America in years. Like many people, she decided that caring for her aging parents was more important.

Online Pre-Registration for 2014 YouthWorks Summer Jobs Program to Open January 2

Baltimore, Maryland (December 18, 2013) – Baltimore City residents between the ages of 14 and 21 can begin pre-registering online for the 2014 YouthWorks summer jobs program Thursday, January 2 at

Mayor Rawlings-Blake Acknowledges Hire One Youth Businesses, Looks to Further their Engagement

Baltimore, Maryland (October 15, 2013) – Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Greater Baltimore Committee President/CEO Donald C. Fry expressed appreciation to the more than 100 businesses that participated in Baltimore’s Hire One Youth initiative as part of the 2013 YouthWorks summer jobs program today at a luncheon at the Rawlings-Fulton Golf Club.

Mayor Rawlings-Blake to Acknowledge Business Support of YouthWorks Summer Jobs through Hire One Youth Initiative

Baltimore, Maryland (October 10, 2013) – Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Greater Baltimore Committee President and CEO Donald C. Fry will thank more than 100 local businesses at a luncheon next week for hiring at least one YouthWorks summer jobs participant through the Hire One Youth (H1Y) initiative.

White House Selects 2013 YouthWorks Participant as a Champion of Change

Baltimore, Maryland (September 25, 2013) – YouthWorks participant Tiffani Cooper and Mayor’s Office of Employment Development (MOED) Director Karen Sitnick will be guests at the White House tomorrow as Tiffani will be honored as a Champion of Change.

New Horseshoe Baltimore Recruitment Coordinator Named

BALTIMORE, Md. (August 14, 2013)—Today, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and CBAC Gaming, LLC, the owner and operator of the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, announced that Kanika Feaster has been hired as the Horseshoe Baltimore recruitment coordinator.

Youth Summer Jobs the Focus of July 10 Visit to MICA by Governor O’Malley and Mayor Rawlings-Blake

Baltimore, Maryland (July 8, 2013) – Governor Martin O’Malley and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will visit the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) this Wednesday to announce funding for youth summer jobs and meet 20 young people working at MICA through Baltimore City’s YouthWorks program.

Governor O'Malley and Mayor Rawlings-Blake Announce $2.8 Million in Joint Investments to Support Summer Jobs for Youth in Baltimore

BALTIMORE, Md. (July 10, 2013)—Governor Martin O’Malley today, joined by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, visited the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) to announce a combined $2.8 million in investments to create over 2,300 summer jobs for local youth through Baltimore City’s YouthWorks program while visiting with 20 YouthWorks participants currently employed by MICA this summer.

91 Baltimore City Students Graduate from Youth Opportunity (YO!) Baltimore Programs

Baltimore, Maryland (June 13, 2013) – Youth Opportunity (YO!) Baltimore hosted a special graduation event last night for its 2013 class of young adults who chose to pursue alternative education after facing challenges in traditional academic settings.