Funding via Workforce Alliance puts more than 1,000 young people to work across the region. Youth ages 14 to 21 may apply to participate in a program linked to the town where they reside. Please see below for town information as it is released. Eligibility is determined by family household income and other special needs such as a documented disability.

Participating youth may be hired for up to eight weeks, during July and August, earn minimum wage and work a minimum of 15 hours per week. Programs run based on funding available. Not all programs are offered every summer.

COVID-19/Coronavirus precautions may impact application processes, deadlines and availability. We will do our best to update this page. You may also attempt to contact a location below directly.

The following towns or programs are funded through Workforce Alliance for Summer Youth Employment opportunities. Funding is subject to availability. Please use the contact information below to apply:

ACES: Carolyn Nelson
(203) 281-3577 x 15307

Branford, Liz Nace
(203) 481-4248

Clinton, Cheryl Church
(860) 669-7347

Durham/Middlefield, Alyssa Simeone-Glaser
(860) 202-7399

East Haven, Joyce Hollenbeck
(203) 468-3204

Guilford, Mike Kosko
(203) 453-8047 ext 226

Hamden, Susan Rubino
(203) 777-2610 x 1120


Madison, Melissa Balletto
(203) 245-5645

Meriden, Tammy Valk, Meriden YMCA
(203) 440-3510

Middletown, Lorenzo Marshall
(860) 347-6924

Milford, Lisa Streit
(203) 783-3243

New Haven, Tomi Veale
(203) 946-7582

North Haven, Nancy Leddy
(203) 239-5321 x 505

Old Saybrook, Kendra Flaherty
(860) 460-2033

Region 4 (Deep River, Essex, Chester), Jessie Herman
(860) 853-0974

Wallingford, Craig Turner
(203) 294-2175

Westbrook, Chet Bialicki
(860) 399-3189

West Haven, Jim Eagan
(203) 937-3635