Press Releases

2013 July 29Brandeis University Awards City Connect Detroit $175,000 in Walmart Youth Employability Funding

2013 July 19 – City Connect Detroit Awards $100,000 in Mini-
Grants to Local Youth Service Agencies

2013 June 26$500,000 Award to City Connect Detroit from JPMorgan Chase Foundation will Create 300 Paid Summer Work Experiences for Low Income Youth

2013 April 102013 Grow Detroit’s Young Talent Campaign Launches with Nearly $2 Million in Commitments

2013 January 29Sixty Youth Development Workers Complete Rigorous Training Program in Detroit

2012 December 4 – City Connect Detroit Agrees to Incubate Detroit Action Commonwealth

2012 August 9 – Detroit Youth First Initiative Aims to Reduce Violence, Increase Opportunities for City’s Youth

2012 June 19W.K. Kellogg Foundation Awards City Connect Detroit $200,000 Grant for Summer Youth Employment in Detroit.

2012 June 13City Connect Detroit Youth Employment Campaign Receives $500,000 from the Walmart 2012 Summer Youth Employment Initiative

2012 May 102012 Grow Detroit’s Young Talent Campaign launches with more than $1.4 million in donor committments

2011 June 10 –“City Connect Detroit Youth Employment Campaign provides 867 summer jobs”

Other News

Crain’s Detroit Business newspaper recently featured a story about Detroit philanthropist and City Connect Detroit donor Marjorie Fisher. Read the story by clicking on the link below:

http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20131201/NEWS/312019975/a-fisher-of-hope-brightmoor-aid-boosts-city-plan

The U.S. Conference of Mayors recently produced a report on summer jobs programs across the nation. Their report featured a section on the work done in Detroit by City Connect Detroit, the Detroit Youth Employment Consortium, and the Grow Detroit’s Young Talent Program. Read the full report by clicking on the link below.

U.S. Conference of Mayors 2013 Report on Youth Employment

Fox 2 News in Detroit recently posted this video and news article on the challenging employment situation facing  young Detroiters:

Job Prospects Shrink for Michigan Teens, Young Adults

The Skillman Foundation, one of the largest supporters of youth employment programs in Detroit, released the following report on its efforts in early 2012. This report contains information on the youth employment efforts of City Connect Detroit and many of its key partners.

Report: Mobilizing Community to Help Kids Get Work

The Detroit Free Press reports on the high youth employment for summer 2011 in a two-part series.

Part I:  Teens face a tough job market this summer

Part II:  What’s holding teens back?  Attitude, experts say.