Grant to provide summer jobs for 50 disabled youth from Richmond

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A $250,000 grant will help provide summer jobs for 50 disabled Richmond youth, according to the city.

The California Department of Rehabilitation and the Employment Training Panel selected the YouthWORKS program by Richmond’s Employment & Training Department to receive the grant, according to Richmond City Manager Carlos Martinez’s weekly newsletter.

The funds will provide youth with “up to 230 hours of work readiness and paid work experience,” the city manager’s report said.

Interested in applying for a position? Contact the YouthWORKS office at (510) 412-2044 and ask for the STEPS program.

“Eligible participants must be students with a disability, which is defined as an individual with a disability in a secondary, postsecondary, or other recognized education program between the ages of 16-21 years old,” the city said.

Meanwhile, the city’s YouthWORKS is also accepting summer job applications for youth who do not have a disability. Click here for more information.