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CHICAGO - As a way to help Chicago’s young adults weather the economic and social challenges caused the COVID-19 pandemic, State Senator Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago) is encouraging youth aged 16-24 to participate in the Illinois Department of Human Services’ COVID-19 Summer Youth Employment Program.

 “The youth I represent have been faced with a great deal of adversity over the past few months, especially in our underserved neighborhoods. For some, it can feel overwhelming,” Hunter said. “This program offers a productive way to combat financial uncertainty while building the foundation for a great career.”

The program offers paid career development and work experience to young adults by partnering them with local employers in need of summer workers.

Providers under the program serving Hunter’s district are listed below.

 

Provider Name

Contact

Email

Phone Number

Boys & Girls Clubs Chicago

Fannieleah Brown

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312-235-8000

Centers for New Horizons

Edwin Galletti

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773-373-5700

Chicago Area Project

Howard Lathan

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312-588-3834

Jewish Child Family Services

Nanette Cohen

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312-673-2700

SGA Youth Family Services

Jesenia Latorre

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312-663-0305

 

Participants in this program will be placed in age- and experience-appropriate opportunities in one of three categories: work-based learning, career development experience, or pre-apprenticeship programs that target a registered or non-registered apprenticeship.

The state has dedicated $9.3 million to the program to employ low-income youth living in areas most affected by the pandemic.

“Young people should be able to see a promising future for themselves, which is why I encourage all eligible youth in Chicago to take advantage of this opportunity to enhance their job prospects,” Hunter said.

Opportunities are available through the end of August.

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