Youth Employment and Job Training Program Grants

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Subject: Youth Employment, Job/Career Training
Deadline: May 2, 2016

"The Youth Opportunity Fund, led by the Citi Foundation and America’s Promise Alliance, provides grants to nonprofits working in innovative ways to place low-income young adults on a path towards college and career success in 10 cities across the United States: Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Newark, St. Louis, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. The Fund is part of the Citi Foundation’s Pathways to Progress initiative, which is comprised of programs and initiatives that are helping urban youth build an entrepreneurial mindset, acquire leadership, financial, and workplace skills, and begin to engage in the formal economy through a first job."

Funder: The Citi Foundation and America’s Promise Alliance
Eligibility: "Programs should:

  1. Reach a minimum 250 low-income youth ages 16-24.
  2. Use strategies that connect youth to economic opportunities in their communities through but not limited to: entrepreneurship training, mentorship, service/leadership opportunities, and/or work experiences such as jobs, internships, and/or work-based learning opportunities.
  3. Engage municipal government partners. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate evidence of prior relationships with municipal government agencies such as the Mayor’s office, housing authorities, schools, health departments and planning departments, etc.
  4. Focus on innovation. Preference will be given to organizations that adopt unique approaches to service delivery including but not limited to: leveraging technology, utilizing digital and social media, and/or collaborations with new and/or local industry partners."

Amount: Up to $250,000
Contact: Link.