Preparing Tomorrow’s Workforce

Higher Education, Training, Employment for In-School Youth


Contact Program Partners listed below directly


Workforce Alliance provides funding for youth living in South Central CT between ages 14- 21 who are still in school to participate FREE in

programs listed below. Programs provide academic, career development, employment, leadership and occupational skills.

Paid work experience, test prep, financial literacy, planning for higher education, and internships are often included, with training and certifications.


In-School Youth must be between the ages of 14 and 21, meet low-income guidelines, and meet one of more challenge definitions.

Workforce Alliance Funds These In-School Programs:


Children’s Community Program of CT, 446-A Blake Street, New Haven, CT.

Program Contact: Rosetta Washington (203) 786-6403 Ext. 146

Provides in-school youth at least 18 years of age with work-based learning and in some cases skills training in health care or protective service. All

students receive academic guidance and paid work experience.


Common Ground Green Job Corps, Common Ground High School, New Haven, CT

Program Contact: Tom Gaudioso (203) 389-0823 Ext. 1209

Work-based learning experiences with an emphasis on Green Jobs. Work experience activities are the defining feature of the Green Job Corps.

Students may select from eight possible jobs programs: Youth Crew, Environmental Leaders Corps, Solar Youth, URI Green Skills Interns, City

Seed’s Farmer’s Market Outreach, Garden Resource Center, Schoolyard Habitat Crew and New Haven Farms Educators).


Hamden Public Schools limited internship program, Hamden, CT

Program Contact: Kara Andrews (203) 407-2040 Ext. 5559

Hamden Public Schools Limited Internship Program provides an incentive to employers to train and hire students who are educationally and

economically disadvantaged. This program provides students with individualized job development, training structure and job coaching in a year-

round supported program. Students enrolled in the Limited Internship Program have ongoing career development and are placed into work

experience activities after school.


Women and Families Center – Project REACH In-School Empowerment (RISE)

Program Contact: Carissa Conway, Director of Prevention and Intervention Services (203) 235-9297 x126

In partnership with Meriden high schools, Chrysalis and the Meriden Chamber of Commerce, provides career exploration, academic coaching, skill

development, leadership opportunities and work experience to eligible high school juniors and seniors who have exhibited truancy or are at risk

of dropping out of school. Students also have the opportunities for career exploration in fields of interest to them, and the chance to gain an

understanding of and exposure to the benefits of post-secondary education.