The Community Youth Employment Program (CYEP) is a year round program that helps youth ages 16-24 connect to long-term employment opportunities. This program is sponsored by the Illinois Department of Human Services.
Benefits for Youth Participants Include:
- Full and part-time paid job placements
- Case management services to include life skills, counseling and work readiness training.
- Educational enhancement opportunities.
This holistic approach will account for the youth’s physical, emotional, social, and mental health needs while helping them to secure and sustain employment and/or achieve higher education ensuring a greater likelihood of success and self-sufficiency. The purpose of this effort is to foster healthy, safe, well-educated, and self-sufficient transition-age youth in Illinois.
- Youth must be between the ages of 16-24.
- Both in-school youth and out-of-school youth can participate. As part of this program, out-of-school that have not earned their GED (or High School Equivalency) will be required to re-engage in earning their Diploma or GED.
- Youth must have at least one risk factor that may make it hard for them to get or keep a job.
- Youth must be an Illinois resident.
- Youth will be required to complete an I9 Form.
If you are interested in this program, you can apply online.
Providers Offering CYEP:
This program is offered by the following community based organizations.
- African American Christian Foundation
- Albany Park Community Center
- Alternative Schools Network - CCA Academy
- Alternative Schools Network - Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos High School
- Alternative Schools Network - Greater West Town Comm. Dev. Project
- Alternative Schools Network - Innovations High School
- Alternative Schools Network - McKinley Lakeside Leadership Academy
- Alternative Schools Network - Progressive Leadership Academy
- Alternative Schools Network -Truman Middle College
- Angel of God Resource Center
- Asian Human Services
- Aunt Martha's Health and Wellness, Inc.
- Austin Peoples Action Center
- Boys & Girls Club Chicago
- Boys & Girls Club Freeport & Stephenson Co.
- CAPs 11717 S Halsted
- CAPs 8455 S Cottage Grove
- Catholic Bishop of Chicago - St. Sabina
- Centers for New Horizons
- Chicago Area Project
- Employee Connections
- Homework Hangout Club, Inc
- Jewish Child & Family Services
- Lawrence Hall
- Leadership Development Institute
- Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House
- Madison CUSD #12
- Phalanx Family Services
- Project Oz
- Public Image Partnership NFP
- SGA Youth & Family Services 3152 W. 47th St
- SGA Youth & Family Services 420 W. 111th
- The Puerto Rican Cultural Center
- Universal Family Connections, Inc.
- Westside Health Authority