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Meet Anderson Automotive Youth Opportunity Program

Anderson Automotive

The Anderson Automotive Youth Opportunity Program is a partnership between Anderson Automotive and Youth Opportunity (YO) Baltimore, a Mayor’s Office of Employment Development initiative serving out-ofschool and out-of-work young adults.  It's proven to be an innovative way to introduce youth interested in automotive careers to the automotive industry. This partnership not only meets the immediate needs of both the company and the participants, it also assists youth in finding a stable and rewarding career.

YouthWorks meets goal of summer jobs offered to 8,000 youth

For the second consecutive year, at least 8,000 Baltimore City youth and young adults, ages 14-21, will be offered a five-week YouthWorks summer employment opportunity. Today, approximately 6,000 youth started working in a wide variety of industries, including health care, hospitality/tourism, finance, construction, law and government jobs. A second five-week cycle will begin employing additional youth on July 11, 2016, bringing the total number of worksites to more than 900.

37 Baltimore City Students to Graduate from Youth Opportunity (YO) Baltimore Programs

Youth Opportunity (YO) Baltimore will host a special graduation event for its 2016 class of 37 teens and young adults who chose to pursue alternative education after facing challenges in traditional school settings.

Meet Baltimore City Water Industry Youth

Water Industry Graduating Class

The Mayor's Office of Employment Development created a program to serve out-of-school and out-of-work young adults interested in a water industry career. 

Meet Shimira

Shimira

Shimira wanted a career in nursing and decided to enroll in a job readiness training program. 

Meet Calvin

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Calvin began the City Life Builders construction program with a long-term goal of becoming an electrician.

Annie E. Casey Foundation Boosts Summer Jobs Effort for Baltimore City Youth

Baltimore City’s nationally recognized summer jobs program, YouthWorks, continues to grow in popularity, increasing the need for employment opportunities this summer. In response, the Annie E. Casey Foundation has committed $500,000 and offered a second $500,000 as a challenge grant to be matched by the private sector. These funds will create more than 650 five-week summer jobs for city youth and young adults. But more money is needed in order to offer employment to all youth who have completed their registration.

Through Pilot Project, West Baltimore Youth Build Picnic Tables, Stock Market Knowledge

Members of the Westside Youth Opportunity (YO) Baltimore Center who are working toward their GED have a unique chance to explore and develop two very different skill sets through a new project called “Construct A Difference.” 

Mayor Rawlings-Blake to Launch Maryland's First Solar Training Program for Baltimore City Residents

Mayor Rawlings-Blake will launch Maryland's first solar training program for Baltimore City residents as part of the One Baltimore for Jobs (1B4J) initiative through the Mayor's Office of Employment Development.

Meet Shirley

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As a long-term Macy’s Department Store employee, Shirley Timmons never imagined at 60 years old she would be looking for another job. However, when the store at Owings Mills Mall closed, Shirley was laid off and was indeed out of a job.

 

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