We are pleased to announce that City Incite, Inc in partnership with Metropolitan Family Services has been awarded the 2016 Department of Labor YouthBuild Grant. We are the only newly selected YouthBuild program in the Chicagoland area. We are also one of only two organizations to run this highly rigorous program in Chicago.
The YouthBuild program is an exciting new component that will help further our mission of creating solutions to social and economic inequalities in the community while positively impacting the lives of young people and their families. This grant will allow us to serve 60 young adults over the next 3 years. City Incite & MFS will provide leadership training, case management, job placement services, civic engagement opportunities, and hands on training in the construction industry. This will lead to economic empowerment for our trainees through placement in college, registered apprenticeships, or a desired career path.