Employment at GCYC
The Youth Employment Manager serves as the organizational leader in the area of workforce development for our youth and young adult members. This leader is responsible for the management of our efforts in this area ensuring that our members are receiving the career counseling support they need along with connecting them to opportunities or resources to improve their lives in the form of internships, apprenticeships or job placement. Additionally, the Youth Employment Manager manages the provision of career and workplace instruction for the organization. As a part of this role, the Youth Employment Manager represents the organization externally by attending and participating in community meetings, coalitions and funder meetings/work groups focused on workforce development and career counseling. Additionally, this leader will manage the relationships with organizational partners providing workforce development supports for our youth on and off campus.
Comer Education Campus: With a comprehensive approach surrounded by inspiring state-of-the-art facilities, the Comer Education Campus is devoted to guiding young people to and through college and into adult life. Our campus constitutes a unique partnership between Gary Comer Youth Center, Gary Comer College Prep, Gary Comer Middle School, and the college success initiative UtmostU. The campus serves over 1700 youth from across Chicago’s South Side, offering out-of-school time enrichment, academic enhancement, and college success programs. Working with best-in-class partner organizations, we empower young people with tools they need to earn a college degree and reach their full potential in life. For more information, please visit: http://comereducationcampus.org/ and http://garycomeryouthcenter.org/