American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

City of Minneapolis 2009 Youth Projects

Descriptions of 2009 Youth Projects

SUMMER ONLY PROJECTS

1

Achieve Minneapolis
STEP UP Summer Jobs Program
612-455-1562
Ann Krocak
111 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis MN 55401

Achieve will create health-related jobs for 16-21 year old eligible youth. Internships with be with long term health care centers and hospitals. 20 youth.

2

African Community Services
Summer Employment Program for African Immigrant Youth

612-721-9984
Khalif Jama
1305 East 24 th Street
Minneapolis MN 55404

ACS will recruit eligible Oromo and Hmong youth, aged 14-16 years, through contacting area schools. Introductory employment positions will be complemented by individual counseling and support, Job Club activities, ELL and computer lab lessons. 25 youth

3

American Indian OIC
612-341-3358 ext. 107
Peer Nyberg
1845 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis MN 55404

AIOIC will place American Indian youth and other eligible youth ages 16-24 in jobs with health care, green construction, technology, business and maintenance. 43 youth.

4

City of Minneapolis Dept. of Public Works, Solid Waste and Recycling
612-673-2789
Angela Brenny
309 2 nd Avenue South, #210
Minneapolis MN 55401

Solid Waste and Recycling will offer summer job opportunities for eligible youth ages 16-21. Youth workers will assist a Maintenance Crew Leader to remove graffiti and litter and beautify 23 neighborhoods in Minneapolis. 10 youth.

5

Eastside Neighborhood Services
Summer Success Project

612-781-6011
Jazmin Danielson
1700 2 nd Street Northeast
Minneapolis MN 55413

Eastside will create jobs for eligible youth. Youth workers will help teach young students and lead field trips. 15 youth.

6

Employment Action Center
Summer Youth Employment Program

612-752-8804
Kira Wagner
900 20 th Avenue South
Minneapolis MN 55404

Eligible youth will be recruited and trained for public service jobs. 50 youth

7

Hmong American Mutual Assistance Agency
HAMAA CHAD-Teenworks

612-374-2694
MaiSee Xiong
1718 Washington Avenue North
Minneapolis MN 55411-3425

HAMAA will create 50 summer jobs for eligible Oromo and Hmong youth. 50 youth.

8

HIRED
HIRED Jump Start

651-999-5660
Linda Byrd
1200 Plymouth Avenue North
Mpls MN 55411

HIRED will place youth in summer internships. 40 youth.

9

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Teen Teamworks

612-230-6418
Linda Tkaczik
2117 West River Road
Minneapolis MN 55411

Teen Teamworks offers eligible Minneapolis youth ages 14-18 the opportunity to earn money and learn appropriate work skills through combined employment and academic enrichment. Crews of five youth and one supervisor will perform maintenance at parks in Minneapolis. 100 youth.

10

Minneapolis Public Schools, Career & Technical Education Department
Gateway Academy Summer Camp

612-668-0656
Godfrey Adaferierhi
807 Northeast Broadway
Minneapolis MN 55413

Upper level high school students and college students will be employed with the Gateway Academy summer camp, a STEM-enriched summer school model (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). 8 youth.

11

Minneapolis Urban League
Summer Construction Internship Program

612-302-3117
Roosevelt Gaines
2100 Plymouth Ave North
Minneapolis MN 55411

MUL will place youth in summer internships with employers in the building and construction trades. Youth aged 19-21 will be recruited, through contacts at various schools. 12 youth.

12

Employment Action Center
Youth Futures Project

(612) 752-8812
Marc Geiselhart
2143 North Lowry Ave
Minneapolis MN 55411

Eligible youth in north Minneapolis will be recruited and trained for public service jobs. 35 youth.

YEAR ROUND PROJECTS

13

Jewish Vocational Services Innovations in Transition-Aged Youth Employment
952-417-2104
Cindy Uran
13100 Wayzata Boulevard, Suite 300
Minnetonka MN 55305

JVS will focus on youth with disabilities aged 19-24, particularly youth who are no longer eligible for a high school transition program. From September 2009 through May 2009, JVS will prepare youth for the marketplace through career counseling, goal setting and employment plan development. 20 youth.

14

YouthCARE
Multi-Cultural Employment & Leadership Program
612-338-1233, ext 11
Shaina Abraham
2701 University Avenue Southeast,
Suite 205
Minneapolis MN 55414

YouthCARE will recruit eligible youth ages 14-24 to work within a number of projects including the Community Service Stars program, the Youth LEAD program, and the Young Women’s Mentoring program. 26 youth.

Last updated Sep 27, 2011