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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

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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.

 

1B4J Community Forum to Help Baltimore Residents Prepare for Free Career Training

The Mayor’s Office of Employment Development and Associated Black Charities will co-host a neighborhood-based, work-readiness forum to inform the public about current and future One Baltimore for Jobs (1B4J) job training opportunities. The forum is not a job fair; it is an opportunity for job seekers to get ready for work by learning about current and upcoming resources to improve their career prospects.

Rescheduled - Mayor to Thank Backers of 2015 Summer Jobs Program and Seek Support for YouthWorks 2016

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Greater Baltimore Committee President and CEO Donald C. Fry will acknowledge many supporters who made YouthWorks 2015 a success and highlight the need for continued support of summer jobs in 2016.

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