ONE SUMMER CHICAGO One Summer Chicago (OSC) connects young people to summer jobs, internships and training programs being offered throughout the City. Through OSC, young adults have the opportunity to learn job skills, develop their resumes and explore career interests. More Information: onesummerchicago.org AFTER SCHOOL MATTERS (ASM) administers youth programs across the city, including a summer pre-apprenticeship employment program for teenagers aged 14-15. Participants receive a combination of academic training and professional skill development from skilled instructors who focus on teaching both the hard skills (e.g. technology, business, science, art or dance) and the soft skills (e.g. problem-solving and teamwork) necessary to function in the workplace. CHA annually contracts with After School Matters to ensure that a designated number of slots are available for CHA youth. More Information: afterschoolmatters.org DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND SUPPORT SERVICES Summer opportunities that serve children and youth across the city of Chicago. Programs include Arts & Culture, Sports, Fitness, Health & Nutrition, Computer, Science & Technology, Career Exploration in Green Industries, and Mentoring. More Information: cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/fss.html CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO PROGRAMS Programs that focus on education, academics, social and cultural enrichment activities for high school students and graduates. Also, for children and youth, classes in arts, music, dance, language, science, computer literacy, physical education and swim. More Information: ccc.edu or 312.553.2500 CHICAGO PARK DISTRICT Recreation, sports, arts, teen summer sports leagues that include baseball, aquatics, and basketball. More Information: chicagoparkdistrict.com or 312.742.7529 COOK COUNTY FOREST PRESERVE Educational and recreational programs based out of six centers throughout Cook County. Additionally, three outdoor water parks that provide activities children and youth. More Information: fpdcc.com or 800.870.3666 AMERICORPS Check out the website above to find out how you can earn money, both as a stipend and to help pay for college, while learning valuable skills and providing much-needed services in thousands of communities. More Information: nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps or 800.942.2677 THE CHICAGO AREA PROJECT The Chicago Area Project (CAP) is a, not-for-profit organization with a distinguished history and demonstrable track record of over 75 years of work in delinquency prevention and service in disadvantaged urban neighborhoods. The original mission of CAP has not changed since its inception:To work toward the prevention and eradication of juvenile delinquency through the development and support of affiliated local community self-help efforts in communities where the need is greatest. More Information: chicagoareaproject.org/programs CHICAGO PUBLIC ART GROUP Log onto the website for information about paid internships painting mural art in low-income communities. More Information: cpag.net or 312.427.2724 JOBS FOR YOUTH Jobs for Youth helps young men and women from low-income families become a part of the economic mainstream; and, in the process, provides the business community with motivated job-ready workers. Jobs For Youth is a free program for teens and young adults ages 17 to 24. More Information: jfychicago.org or 312.427.2724 JOB CORPS Click on "Young Adults" to find out more about this intensive, live-in program for youth, ages 16-24. Youth are provided training, education, allowance, and job placement for up to a year after the program. More Information: jobcorps.gov or 312..596.5400 NATIONAL COLLABORATIVE ON WORKFORCE AND DISABILITY This national site is a source for information about employment and youth with disabilities. Just click on the "Youth Development" section in the top right corner. More Information: http://www.ncwd-youth.info or 773.476.3534 MIKVA CHALLENGE Mikva Challenge develops the next generation of civic leaders, activists and policy-makers. We do this by providing young people with opportunities to actively participate in the political process, because we believe that the best way to learn leadership and to learn democracy is to experience both. More Information: mikvachallenge.org or 312.863.6340 YOUTH SERVICE PROJECT YSP has many youth-focused programs, including training, referrals and placement. Contact the agency for details. More Information: youthserviceproject.org or 773.772.6270 COMMUNITY VIOLENCE PREVENTION PROGRAM The Illinois Community Violence Prevention Program is a collaborative effort of public and private agencies that provides pro-social opportunities to youth and parents in underserved communities. CVPP program components work to empower youth with job training, strengthen social skills, and increase parent leadership within communities. More Information: ilcvpp.org DIGITAL YOUTH SUMMER JOBS The Digital Youth Summer Jobs program provides teens in the five Chicago Smart Communities with employment opportunities in technology, as well as enhancing their resumes and skill sets. More Information: ilcvpp.org LITTLE BLACK PEARL Little Black Pearl is a thriving nonprofit serving youth in on Chicago’s south side. This cultural arts center provides opportunities in art, culture and entrepreneurship to youth, adults and families across Chicago. More Information: http://blackpearl.org OPEN BOOK Open Book is one of the programs of the Institute of Positive Living. Open Book is a multifaceted after-school program for young adolescents in which participants are engaged in activities that encourage the development of reading, writing and critical thinking skills. More Information: openbookprogram.org YMCA OF METRO CHICAGO The mission of the YMCA of Metro Chicago is to develop strong children, families and communities across Metropolitan Chicago through academic readiness, character development, violence prevention, fitness and healthy living. More Information: http://www.ymcachicago.org THE STEANS FAMILY FOUNDATION SUMMER YOUTH EMPLOYMENT The Steans Family Foundation is pleased to announce the 2014 Summer Youth Employment Program to support North Lawndale schools and Chicago non-profit agencies and businesses that provide meaningful summer employment or internships to the youth of North Lawndale. The Steans Family Foundation invites current schools or academic/social support/enrichment grantee organizations to apply as the lead placement organization for the Summer Youth Employment Program. More Information: steansfamilyfoundation.org/programs_special_employment.shtml ILLINOIS YES The Illinois YES (Youth Employment for the Summer) program provided temporary work for eligible young adults who are 14-24 years old, unemployed, underemployed, low-income parents and young adults. More Information: illinoisworknet.com
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