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Meet Kevin

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In spring 2016, Kevin was released from prison and placed on home monitoring. He desperately wanted a fresh start, but was well aware that his theft offense was going to hinder him from moving to the next phase of his life.  

Meet Tamika

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Tamika attended Baltimore City public school Maryland Academy of Technology, Health & Science (MATHS) until she dropped out in the ninth grade. She had fallen behind and was considered overage and under-credited. Tamika acknowledged that she wasn’t exactly hanging around people who were going to inspire her.

Meet Sherrie

Sherrie Webb

Sherrie Webb is a Client Curriculum & Training Coordinator at Catholic Charities Weinberg Housing and Resource Center.

Ms. Webb had the BEST answer ever when asked why did she decide to hire YouthWorks participants? “Because my very first job was with YouthWorks!! I worked at a summer camp site and had such a wonderful experience. I want to give youth the opportunity to gain skills in order to contribute to society.                                                                  

 

Meet Harold

Harold Carr III

When he was 16, his mother gave him a stack of papers that included a YouthWorks application. “She was like ‘OK, I’m tired of you sitting on your butt all summer so it’s time for you to get a job,’” Carr recalls with a smile. 

Meet Brian

Brian Phillips

Brian earned his diploma from Digital Harbor High School in 2014, but hadn’t really thought about what to do next. He graduated without a plan. 

Meet Joanne

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After Joanne lost access to her storefront due to leasing issues outside her control, she continued to operate a smaller scale business on eBay. However, she found she needed a more stable income with dependable benefits, so she returned to MOED 20 years later to start the next chapter in her life.

Meet Gilbane Building Company

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Through a collective effort involving the Maryland Stadium Authority and Baltimore City Public Schools, the City of Baltimore has engaged in a $60 million plan – the 21st Century School Building Program – to provide Baltimore City children with the modernized, technology-equipped, adaptable and shared community school buildings they deserve.

Meet Chadras

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After she was hired, Chadras offered her back story: It included a history of depression, anxiety and substance abuse that held back the West Baltimore native for years. She tried on her own to get out from the quicksand but found herself stuck, time and again. Through the efforts of the mayor's office and three local nonprofits, however, Chadras says she feels like she has been "reborn." She's employed, living independently and dreaming again about life's possibilities.

Mayor Rawlings-Blake and Horseshoe Casino Baltimore Mark “Workforce Development Month” and Highlight Significant Achievements in Hiring and Training at Employment Connection Center in South Baltimore

Today, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake joined representatives from Horseshoe Casino Baltimore and the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development (MOED) to mark “Workforce Development Month" and to highlight the significant achievements in job placement at the Employment Connection Center (ECC) in South Baltimore.Mayor Rawlings-Blake and Horseshoe Casino Baltimore Mark “Workforce Development Month” and Highlight Significant Achievements in Hiring and Training at Employment Connection Center in South Baltimore.

Meet Joshua

Joshua In 2011 Joshua graduated from high school. For the next year he just hung around, enjoyed having time off and not having to get up early. Then he started to want more for himself and when a friend mentioned the Eastside Youth Opportunity (YO) Baltimore Center, he looked it up. 

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