KC Common Good Working For Youth

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KC Common Good

Program Summary:

Working For Youth is a collaborative, violence prevention program that increases the number of paid internships and employment opportunities for Jackson County youth most at risk of violence.  Youth, ages 14-18, within historically marginalized communities are matched with an employer and a coach for the summer.

In addition to a paid work experience, youth will receive job training and mentoring through a trauma-informed approach, as well as other wrap-around support including financial literacy and life skills training.  

Short-term outcomes for youth are to gain greater understanding of oneself and one’s work, as well as increased connectedness to others and the community. Mid-term outcomes are a decrease in the amount of youth involved in violence and an increase in high school graduation rates. Long-term outcomes include decreasing rates of violence, increasing rates of wealth built within historically marginalized communities, and expanded access to economic opportunity.

Program Addresses: 

KC Common Good
801 W 47th St. ● Suite 500 ● Kansas City, MO 64112

Hire KC
 1712 Main St. ● 4th Floor ● Kansas City, MO 64108

Entrepreneurship KC
1712 Main ● Suite 232 ● Kansas City, MO 64108

A partnership has been developed with the Kansas City Public Schools to allow youth with a virtual employment opportunity over the summer to retain their district-provided technology device and access to KCPS high schools for dependable internet during the workday.

Employment opportunities will also be across a wide variety of organizations, including businesses, nonprofits, and government.  Employment locations within and in proximity to crime hotspots are being actively recruited and prioritized.

 816-601-1006 ● kccommongood.org


    These are the agencies that have a COMBAT-funded program with a Youth Employment emphasis or component.

    » Youth Employment & Training Initiative
    Blue Hills Neighborhood Association
    » Blue Hills Restorative Justice Program

    Bridge Leadership Academy
    » Bridge Job Readiness Program

    Calvary Community Outreach Network
    » HYPE Summer

    Cornerstones Of Care
    » Build Trybe for Youth Employment
    DeLaSalle Education Center
    » Block37
    Grace United Community Ministries
    » Youth Employment Program

    Heart of America Council, BSA
    » ScoutReach Summer Camps
    Hickman Mills Prevention Coalition
    » Legacy of Excellence Project

    Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council
    » Ivanhoe Youth Employment Program

    KC Common Good
    » Working For Youth

    Operation Breakthrough
    » Ingnition Lab Opportunity Intership Program

    reStart, Inc.
    » reTreats

    Sisters In Christ
    » Youth Life Link

    Transition Zone, Inc.
    » Youth Workforce