East Side House, Inc.

Posted on August 9, 2019

To support a Coordinator for their Post-Secondary Pathways Program which will serve young people 16 to 24 years old, providing them with the opportunity to earn credentials in growing job sectors, including health and technology fields, as they pursue their high school diplomas. This program enhances the existing services in the community by providing young adults with the personalized support, skills, advice, encouragement, and opportunities required to envision and attain employment in a career that ensures a living wage. It provides meaningful alternatives for their graduates who are not college bound or who prefer to pursue other post-secondary options because of immediate economic needs. Using technology, industry and sector-based research, youth development principles, and wrap-around services, they illuminate post-secondary pathways for their students, bridging the gap between an eager, available workforce, and industries that have demand for trained workers. They hope to place 200 students on a viable career path while they also work towards completing their high school diplomas.