Career Development offers teens and adults the training and support needed to develop job-readiness skills and then provides assistance with job placement and career development.Our
programs help residents take steps toward stronger and healthier lives.
The program consists of five initiatives:
Earn It! a comprehensive job-readiness and job-placement program offers participants who are 18 or older a wide range of support that is needed to succeed in every aspect of life from the everyday to the workplace. These include educational opportunities, valuable workforce skills, and financial literacy.
Community Job Hub, in collaboration with the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development, offers a daily computer lab and computer literacy training on Thursdays for proficiency in computer basics and Microsoft Office applications.
Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship Program (YEEP), which trains and mentors young people ages 14-21, then helps them find after-school and summer jobs and career planning.
Clean & Green Landscaping, a program that trains local workers to transform vacant lots in West Baltimore into green, well-maintained, usable spaces. For six months, participants learn on-the-job skills, such as plant identification, equipment operation, safety and teamwork. They also receive financial counseling and learn to create career and life goals.
Returning Citizens Program offers case management, expungement, career coaching and a 12-week course for ex-offenders to address a wide range of issues, help build skills and set them on a path to success.