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, and connect them with meaningful employment experiences at the end of their program year.
In 2014, the program provided employability and financial literacy training to 180 youth from six neighborhoods. City Connect Detroit was the lead organizer and project manager, and partnered with the following neighborhood-based agencies to offer youth training: Detroit Community Schools, YMCA, Midnight Golf Program, Youth Connection, Urban Neighborhoods Initiative, and SER Metro. The upcoming iteration of the program involves a continuation of existing partnerships, with additional partner Alternatives for Girls.
City Connect Detroit receives funding support for the Young Adult Education and Employability Program from Wayne Metropolitan CAA, as well as Mrs. Marjorie S. Fisher and other donors. Wayne Metro is the official Community Action Agency for Wayne County, Michigan.
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