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Mayor Pugh Announces Baltimore's YH20 Water Mentoring Program Now Accepting Applications

Mayor Catherine E. Pugh announces that recruitment is underway for the next class of YH20 Water Mentoring Program participants.  Applications will be accepted Jan. 2 through Feb. 8. To date, over 50 residents have completed the program, which prepares young Baltimoreans for entry-level jobs in the water industry.

Meet Taylor

Taylor Jones

“I don’t know what direction I might be going if it weren’t for YouthWorks. It has made the difference between a job and a career for me,” Taylor Jones said. 

Mayor Pugh to Announce 2nd Annual Baltimore Golf Week Featuring the Mayor's Cup to Benefit YouthWorks

2nd Annual Baltimore Golf Week Sponsored by the Baltimore Municipal Golf Corporation

WHAT:  

Mayor Catherine E. Pugh will be joined by the Baltimore Municipal Golf Corporation (BMGC) and the Mayor's Office of Employment Development (MOED) to announce the second annual Baltimore Golf Week, a 7-day celebration of golf in Baltimore that raises funds for the YouthWorks summer employment program.

Baltimore City Selected to Develop Financial Counseling as Free Public Service for Low-Income Residents

Mayor’s Office of Employment Development will receive support from Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund to replicate proven municipal financial counseling model

The national Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund (CFE Fund) announced that they have selected Baltimore City to replicate the proven Financial Empowerment Center (FEC) model under the nationwide FEC Public national platform. The Mayor’s Office of Employment Development (MOED) will receive support to bring free, professional, one-on-one financial counseling as a public service to Baltimore City residents.

Meet Eric

Meet Eric

In 2010 Eric McKnight became disengaged with traditional school where he said there just wasn’t enough help or support to keep him focused on academics. He heard about YO Baltimore from a family member and didn’t waste any time between leaving his high school and enrolling as a member of the Eastside YO Center.

Meet Shamia

Shamia Boone

“I am the first in my family to graduate from college. My fourteen siblings root me on and I want to be a strong role model for the younger kids in my family,” Shamia Boone said.

Mayor Catherine E. Pugh and Baltimore City Community College Interim President Dr. James H. Johnson Jr. Announce the new Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Apprenticeship program

The Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation approved the energy-sector initiative, which was created with direct input from local businesses 

Today at City Hall, Baltimore City Mayor Catherine E. Pugh and Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) Interim President James H. Johnson Jr. announced the launch of a new competency-based Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Apprentice program scheduled to begin this fall. 

Meet Alexis

Alexis

In 2012 a good friend recommended Alexis to the Eastside Youth Opportunity Center (YO Baltimore) for assistance in obtaining a GED. “When I first went there I was very standoffish, like I didn’t want to be there,” Alexis said. After she met with staff at the center, she became more comfortable and was able to get serious about accomplishing her goals. “YO is really like a family,” she said.

Meet Eric

Eric Kelly

Five years ago, Eric did whatever he wanted to do – he was not bound by any rules. “I was doing stuff I wasn’t supposed to be doing but I thought it was cool.    

Baltimore City Public Schools 2018 High School Graduates Attend Job Fair

High school seniors to interview with employers and learn about workforce training opportunities

WHAT:            
The Mayor’s Office of Employment Development in partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools will host a Baltimore City High School Graduate Job Fair for approximately 500 high school seniors who plan to work immediately after graduating. Students will have the opportunity to meet with training providers and interview with employers for full-time jobs from a pool of more than 90 hiring businesses from sectors including health care, hospitality, information technology, military, retail and city agencies. Influential entertainers and Baltimore natives, Davon Fleming (NBC’s The Voice)and Lil Key (Lifetime’s The Rap Game,Season 2) will be in attendance.

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