Summer Youth Employment and Learning Program

Preparing high school students for careers with competency training, subsidized work experience and other learning experiences.

 

Start Date: TBD
End Date:  TBD

Locations

144 Clinton Street
New Britain, CT

Phone: (860) 826-6991

55 South Street
Bristol, CT

Phone: (860) 584-2725

Call or Visit During Office Hours

Monday – Friday
8:30 am – 4:30 pm

 

Services Offered:

  • Career exploration
  • Career competency training
  • Paid work experience for high school students

2021 PROGRAM UPDATE

The 2021 Summer Youth Application is now available on the CWP website.

Click here to apply.

The deadline for applications is May 14, 2021.

There is a help guide on the CWP website to assist participants and their families with completing the application. This year is similar to previous summer applications:

  • Be between the ages 14-24 (by July 1, 2021)
  • Eligible to work in the USA
  • Must be low income (Specific Eligibility Requirements: Receive Free/Reduced Lunch, SNAP, TANF)

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our office at (860) 826-6991 or send an e-mail to:  

 

Programa de aprendizaje y empleo juvenil de verano del 2021 (SYELP)

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM PAST PROGRAMS

129 high school teens gained work experience this summer in New Britain and Bristol.

Several teens were Research Advocates for the YWCA's Photovoice Project in which they collected data by photographing & creating a media tool to engage the community in critical concerns about health and safety.  Photovoice is based on the worldwide model that combines photography with grassroots social action.  

 

Senator Gennaro Bizzrro visits Photvoice public presentation 

 

SUMMER YOUTH TEENS WORK FOR PHOTOVOICE PROJECT 

Above: CCSU Interns Fredy Rios & Ana Arevelo,
SYELP Julissa Gomez, Jason Zuchowicz,
Stephanie Faraco & YWCA Coordinator
Jayme Hannay (left to right)

Above: Stephanie Faraco & Jason Zuchowicz
set-up their presentation

Above: Jason Zuckowicz & Julissa Gomez pose in
front of their presentation

Above: Stephanie Faraco, Jason Zuchowicz &
Julissa Gomez

 

2 Summer Youth students loved their summer jobs as Summer City Growers at ROOTS

 

Above: HRA Summer Youth Stella Ofei (L) &
Imani Villafane wrte about their work experiences

Other employers included Avery's Beverages, Boys & Girls Club, CW Resources, Marshall's, Neighborhood Housing Services and the Police Athletic League (PAL). 

 

SYELP TEENS OPEN BANK ACCOUNTS WITH THEIR SUMMER EARNINGS &
LEARN HOW TO BUDGET THEIR MONEY

Above: SYELP teens Jonathan Maldonado &
Keanna Bell help lead the budgeting workshop.

 

SYELP participants opened bank accounts with their 
summer earnings as part of the YouthBank Program
in partnership with Achieve Financial.

Classmates listen to Jayanna Rodriguez explain her
her budgeting goals.

 

LOCAL SUMMER YOUTH TEENS HELP FILL BACKPACKS

 

SUMMER YOUTH LEARNING TO WORK & SAVE

Above: CJMichalak labels soda at
Avery's Beverages

Above: Nadyaliz Dominguez talks to her peers

 

Above: Adriana Moya & Jonathan Maldonado
work on a problem

Above: Enrique Aponte installs privacy
slats for New Britain Fencing Company

Above: Leticia Mangual helps Julina Tudor

 

 

Above: Jose Garcia listens to Giovanni Alvarez
report his results 

 

 

2016 Summer Youth Graduate Saimun Habib, shown below, 

Accepted to 4 Ivy League Schools

DESIGNING THEIR FUTURES

CCSU/ITBD CAD DESIGN APPLICATION PROJECT
NBHS Students create 3D printed map of CCSU

Below: Ezequiel Santos, Christian Thomas, Jonathan Dilleshaw,
Luis Boria, Saimun Habib and Jose Garcia.
Missing: Bellesana Betoushana & Zelinette Gonzalez

 

EDUCATE, CULTIVATE, ADVOCATE
FARM TO TABLE

PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY OF NEW BRITAIN-
TUNXIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS &
COMMUNITY BLOCK PARTY PLANNING

 

Above: Aminata Bangura helps Miguel
Hernandez with his resume.
Above: Catera Haughton, Omar Rivera &
Mikeya Richardson write their resumes.

                                                       

Above: Natalie Criniti returns for her 2nd summer.
This year she's working at New Britain City Hall,
last year she worked at Avery's Beverages.
In September she starts college at Eastern CT State University

 

Contact Information:

Leticia Mangual,
Director

Phone:
Fax:

(860) 826.6991
(860) 348.0338


2014 Employers hired more of our students than others in the region.



SPECIAL THANKS TO EMPLOYERS WHO GAVE OUR YOUTH A CHANCE

New Britain Police Athletic League

SHOUT OUT  to Tunxis Community College for all of your support.


For more information:

Program funded in part by Capital Workforce Partners, with the generous funding of the State of Connecticut and American Savings Foundation.

 

Below: Ashley Lopez works in the central
office at HRA..                                                                                  Below:Ronald Puma & Mark Rodriguez file
                                                                                                       at Konover Residential.

Kiara learning retail.Will labeling soda bottles.

Human Resources Agency of New Britain

180 Clinton Street
New Britain, CT, 06053
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55 South Street
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336 Arch Street
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144 Clinton Street
(860) 826.6991
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83 Whiting Street
(860) 826.4741
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55 Broad Street
(860) 612.1784
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35 Oak Street
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