Kellogg Foundation Awards $2.5 million to Strengthen Youth Employment in Detroit


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The Kellogg Foundation awarded $2.5 million to City Connect Detroit, an organization that helps support employment for young people in Detroit. In previous years, there were no jobs for young people, and they were not prepared for the jobs that did exist. City Connect is working to change that, but needs support from philanthropists and the community.

City Connect has worked since 2008 with youth employment in Detroit by creating a summer job program, and now works under other city organizations to find youth to participate in the job program. Other parts of the program, such as job placement, have been led by other local organizations, and all of it depends on donations to help run and improve the programs. The Kellogg grant will help maintain the program for now and provide support for finding a long-term solution to keep the program sustainable.


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Federal Programs Related to - Job Training & Employment

Programs that provide instruction or experience in utilizing the skills required for the performance of specific job-related tasks and the assumption of specific job-related responsibilities. Includes comprehensive programs offering training, education, employment and social welfare. Community Work & Training Programs; Employment Acquisition; Employment Placement Programs; Employment Preparation; Employment Procurement; Employment Training; Employment Training Job Referral Programs; Foreign Employment Programs; Industrial Training; Job Banks; Job Fairs; Job Information Clearinghouses; Job Listings; Job Seeking Skills; Jobs Training Partnership Act; JTPA Programs; Manpower Training Programs; Occupational Training; OICs; On-the-Job Training; Opportunities Industrialization Centers; Personnel Training; Post Employment Assistance Programs; Pre-Employment Training; Pre-Job Guidance; Prejob Training; Public Employment & Training Programs; Title IIA Programs; Title IIB Programs; Welfare to Work Programs; WIA Programs; Work & Training Programs; Work Experience Programs; Workforce Development Programs; Workforce Investment Act Programs;

Federal Programs Related to - Youth Development, General/Other

Programs that provide opportunities for children and youth to participate in recreational, cultural, social and civic activities through membership in clubs and other youth groups with a special focus on programs whose purpose is to help youngsters develop their potential and grow into healthy, educated, responsible and productive adults.



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