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Mayor Rawlings-Blake Announces Expansion of Summer Jobs Program for Baltimore City Youth

Today, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake joined OneBaltimore Chairman Michael Cryor, representatives of the Mayor's Office of Employment Development (MOED), and leaders of the business and philanthropic communities to announce the City achieved its goal to provide summer jobs to the nearly 8,000 young people registered for Youth Works, the City summer jobs program.

63 Baltimore City Students Graduate from Youth Opportunity (YO) Baltimore Programs

Baltimore, Maryland (June 10, 2015) – Youth Opportunity (YO) Baltimore hosted a special graduation event this evening for its 2015 class of 63 teens and young adults who chose to pursue alternative education after facing challenges in traditional settings. The event honored 47 graduates from the YO Academy, an alternative high school operated in partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools, and 16 young people who earned their Maryland high school diplomas through the city’s two YO centers in East and West Baltimore. The graduation was held at Johns Hopkins University’s Shriver Hall. Dr. LaMarr Darnell Shields delivered the keynote address.

YouthWorks Summer Jobs Program Now Accepting Online Charitable Donations through Baltimore City Foundation

Baltimore, Maryland (April 22, 2015) – YouthWorks, Baltimore City’s summer jobs program, is seeking online contributions to maximize the number of positions it can offer to young adults ages 14-21 who completed the registration process for 2015. The Baltimore City Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to enhancing the quality of life for the citizens of Baltimore City, is accepting online donations to support the nationally recognized program operated by the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development. 

 

Meet Benica

Meet Benica ImageAfter she graduated from high school, Benica’s only source of income was as a part-time banquet server with a sporadic weekend schedule.

Mayor’s Office of Employment Development Changes YouthWorks Registration Location

The Mayor’s Office of Employment Development has changed the location for the YouthWorks summer jobs registration originally scheduled at the War Memorial Building on Saturday, March 7, 2015. YouthWorks candidates, who have appointments scheduled for that day, are encouraged to check their email for the new location.

Mayor Rawlings-Blake, Starbucks Hold 3rd Solutions City Town Hall to Address Philanthropic Role in Youth Workforce Development

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake joins Starbucks to host a Town Hall meeting with a select group of local leaders to focus on teen employment in Baltimore City for all youth, including those who are out of school and out of work.

Mayor Rawlings-Blake Names New Director of Mayor's Office of Employment Development

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced the appointment of Jason Perkins-Cohen as director of the Mayor's Office of Employment Development (MOED)—the office responsible for workforce development initiatives responsive to the needs of Baltimore City employers and job seekers. Perkins-Cohen succeeds longtime MOED director Karen Sitnick, who retired last month.

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Meet Kevin

Kevin struggled to secure steady work on his own after being released from a correctional facility.Kevin

 

Meet Angela

Meet Angela

Angela Gillespie, 38, was an unemployed childcare worker looking for a new career path.

Recruiting Begins for Second Chance’s Tenth Deconstruction Training Class

The Mayor’s Office of Employment Development (MOED) is currently recruiting for Second Chance’s tenth deconstruction training class, to begin later in November. The program, a longtime collaboration between Second Chance and MOED, provides training in marketable, “green economy” job skills to those with significant barriers to employment.

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