Summer Jobs Campaign Places Nearly 1,900 Youth in 2014

The Grow Detroit’s Young Talent (GDYT) summer jobs campaign and program placed 1,897 Detroit youth in paid summer work experiences during the summer and fall of 2014. This was the sixth year of the program, which has regularly increased the number of youth placed in paid work experiences every year since it began in 2009. … Continue reading

500 Youth Participate in Pathways Conference at Cass Tech

More than 500 young people from across Detroit packed into Cass Technical High School on August 8, 2014 to participate in the first ever Pathways to Success Youth Employment Conference. The day-long event provided youth with speakers, workshops, and other activities to promote their employability and job readiness. JPMorgan Chase Foundation and Bank of America … Continue reading

Employability Program to Continue

After a successful pilot program in 2014, City Connect Detroit and Wayne Metro Community Action Agency (CAA) have announced that they will continue their partnership around the Young Adult Education and Employability Program in 2015. This year-round youth education and employment program is designed to prepare nearly 200 Detroit youth for the world of work, … Continue reading

Live Osborn Cleans Up

The Osborn Neighborhood Alliance has completed a massive clean-up of the south-Schoenherr Road corridor in Detroit, as part of its Live Osborn initiative. This initiative, developed in partnership with City Connect Detroit and other community organizations, seeks to revitalize and restore a portion of the Osborn neighborhood in East Detroit. Clean-up activities included grass cutting, … Continue reading

Grow Detroit’s Young Talent

The Grow Detroit’s Young Talent program provides summer employment opportunities for Detroit youth, made possible with the support of generous corporate and philanthropic donations. More than just a summer job, these experiences are helping build a talented future workforce in Detroit.

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Mission Statement

The mission of City Connect Detroit is to help metropolitan Detroit nonprofits and governments obtain increased national funding and to facilitate collaboration among nonprofits, governments, businesses, grant-makers, and others.


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