In Spring 2011, the Walmart Foundation funded summer employment opportunities for youth in five cities – Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, New York, and Washington, DC. A team from the Center for Youth and Communities at Brandeis University’s Heller School visited all five sites, interviewing administrators, partners, and employers and observing program operations. This report summarizes the study team’s analysis of its findings and observations and includes selected illustrative examples. Following the overview is a discussion of key themes and an outline of implications for the Walmart Foundation summer youth employment RFP for 2012.
Source Organization: Center for Youth and Communities, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management