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Funding for Boston youth jobs given

Posted on August 7, 2015

Funding for Boston youth jobs has been initiated.

About $230,000 in corporate and individual sponsorships through the Mayor’s Summer Jobs Fund will create an additional 175 youth jobs for nine community-based organizations.

Sponsorships are among the various partners and organizations that support youth employment for the City of Boston and help to create the more than 10,000 jobs through the Mayor’s Summer Jobs Program.
The following is the list of grant recipients :

Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) SummerWorks: ABCD’s SummerWorks program has provided over 5,000 Boston youth between the ages of 14 to 21 years old with a summer job at more than 500 partner worksites across Boston Award Amount: $125,000; Mayor’s Summer Jobs Fund ($100,000) and Comcast ($25,000) Number of Jobs: 91

Boston Youth Wrestling: Teen youth employees assist instructors in developing curriculum for a week long camp that will expose 50 youth participants to various disciplines of martial arts, including wrestling, Brazilian jiujitsu, muay thai, Striking and more. Award Amount: $3,000 Number of Jobs: 3

Eliot Church: Youth employees, ages 14-22, serve as Junior Counselors, Counselors and Lead Counselors for a camp program that focuses on arts and recreation. Award Amount: $23,320 Number of Jobs: 28

Mothers for Justice and Equality (MJE): Youth employees (advocates) participate in the Junior Advocates Youth Leadership Development Program. Advocates participate in professional development workshops, organize community events for residents, design and deliver workshops on peacebuilding and conflict resolution, and work alongside MJE staff. Award Amount: $9,450 Number of Jobs: 6

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Boston Branch: Youth employees participate in professional development, conduct nonpartisan voter registration, promote healthy lifestyles and violence prevention, encourage support for local businesses and City of Boston initiatives, and work with other youth groups to explore solutions to community problems. Award Amount: $11,950 Number of Jobs: 7

Phillips Brooks House Association: Youth employees develop leadership experience staffing the Summer Urban Programs, a network of 12 camps which serve low-income youth throughout greater Boston and Cambridge by providing a high-quality, affordable summer enrichment experience. Award Amount: $20,000 Number of Jobs: 10

Smart from the Start: Smart from the Start offers comprehensive coordinated set of services for parents, caregivers and children. Youth employees are trained to provide administrative support to central staff, organize data and documentation of clients, assist with special projects and initiatives, and support families as needed. Award Amount: $12,500 Number of Jobs: 5

Southwest Boston Community Development Corporation (CDC): Youth employees, ages 18-22, participate in an environmental employment program to restore the urban wild in the Hyde Park community. The employees are trained to engage residents in planning and stewardship of the greenway along Fairmount Line. Award Amount: $8,605 Number of Jobs: 3