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Meet J'Nay

During the COVID-19 pandemic, J’Nay Jones, like many others, was let go from her job. While scrolling Facebook for job leads, she came across the Baltimore City Mayor’s Office of Employment Development (MOED) virtual recruitment show. MOED was recruiting for ...

Mayor Brandon M. Scott, Baltimore City Health Department, Mayor’s Office of Employment Development, The Rockefeller Foundation Announce Findings of Baltimore Health Corps Pilot Early Lessons Report

Mayor Brandon M. Scott, Baltimore City Health Department, Mayor’s Office of Employment Development, The Rockefeller Foundation Announce Findings of Baltimore Health Corps Pilot Early Lessons Report

Today, Mayor Brandon M. Scott, the Baltimore City Health Department, the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development, The Rockefeller Foundation, HealthCare Access Maryland, Jhpiego, Baltimore Corps, the Baltimore Civic Fund, and other partners announced the findings of the Baltimore Health Corps Pilot’s Early Lessons Report, completed by the University of Maryland, College Park School of Public Health.

Meet Daja

Daja Thomas

Daja Thomas received her high school diploma from Baltimore Polytechnic Institute in 2020.  Finishing high school was not an easy journey for Daja. Taking care of her child, working overnight at FedEx, and trying to go to school full time was too much.

Meet Wild Leaf Beverages

MOED Employee referral at Wild Leaf Beverage In early 2020, during the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Wild Leaf Beverages was having difficulty recruiting candidates to fill various positions in their warehouse. The warehouse manager Mario Williams, reached out to the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development in June 2020 to inquire about employment assistance programs for businesses in Baltimore City. 

Meet Brooke

Brooke Vaughn

Brooke Vaughn grew up in West Virginia and moved to Baltimore in 2012 to be with other family members. “I had dropped out of high school at 16 and when I moved to Baltimore I knew the first thing I had to do was to get my diploma,” Brooke said. “So that’s what I focused on.”

Online Registration Now Open for YouthWorks 2021

Registration for Summer Job Placements to be Conducted Entirely Online this Year

Today, Mayor Brandon M. Scott announced that YouthWorks, Baltimore City’s summer jobs program for young people, has opened online registration for the 2021 summer session. 

Youth Profiles

Jada Gardner, is a 2019 Grads2Career graduate. She is currently using her CNA/GNA training as a Home Health Aid with Johns Hopkins and as a Patient Care Tech at University of Maryland Shock Trauma.
Jada Gardner

“I finished all the classes between August and October 2019 and then I did my clinical internship with FutureCare,” Jada said. I’m also taking classes at BCCC, working toward a degree in social work. I tell my friends, find your strength and invest in yourself.”

Meet Quaire

Quaire“I met Mr. Marvin and he said he had a job for me. So I took advantage of it.
There’s nothing out here on the streets for me but death or jail,” Quaire said. 

New ‘Baltimore Health Corps’ to Hire and Train Hundreds of Jobless Residents to Serve Neighborhoods Hardest-Hit by COVID-19

Innovative Pilot Program to Equitably Address City’s Public Health and Employment Challenges
$12 Million Public-Private Partnership Mobilized by Initial $2M Commitment by The Rockefeller Foundation
 

Today, Mayor Bernard “Jack” Young, the Baltimore City Health Department, the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development, and The Rockefeller Foundation announced the launch of a groundbreaking pilot program – the Baltimore Health Corps –designed to address the city’s interconnected economic and public health crises caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mayor Young Announces Virtual YouthWorks Summer Jobs Program

At least 4,000 youth and young adults to participate in YouthWorks 2020 using remote tools in a safe and virtual environment.

Today, Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young announced a 2020 virtual YouthWorks summer jobs program.

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