Services for Nonprofit Organizations

Youth Employment Program

Every two years, YouthWorks presents a request for proposals (RFP) from community-based organizations (CBOs) in the Pittsburgh area and funds work-readiness and career exploration experiences with a small number selected. In this program nonprofits in the community can help young people begin to build a career path, gain work-related skills and confidence and have a positive and valuable first-time employment experience right in their own communities.

CBO Grantees 2012-2013

Bloomfield Garfield Corporation
Boys & Girls Club of Western PA
Human Services Center Corporation
Pittsburgh Project
Voices Against Violence

YouthWorks staff work with these organizations to ensure compliance with youth workforce standards such as the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and, where needed, to provide technical assistance to program operators.

When a youth completes this initial placement, YouthWorks evaluates the individual's growth and achievements. YouthWorks then works with each youth to select the next appropriate progressive experience in other YouthWorks program areas. Our goal is to help youth move on to the next step of successful employment while providing the needed training, support and supervision. Each step is designed to provide success, additional skills and increased self-esteem.

In-School Youth (ISY) Service Contractor

Through a contract with the Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board (TRWIB), YouthWorks will serve at City of Pittsburgh and County youth through various ISY providers around Allegheny County. Through collaboration and partnership, YouthWorks will be providing consistent services across all of the TRWIB WIA/TANF programs, including: Work Readiness Competency Training (JSS), Mentoring relationships, Workplace Learning Experiences through Job Shadowing/Job Tours, organizing Volunteer experiences, and Paid Work Experiences.

Our partners are: Auberle, Blind & Vision Rehabilitation Services, Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation, Boys & Girls Club, Braddock Youth Project, Duquesne University School of Nursing, Holy Family Institute, Human Services Center Corporation, Jewish Family & Children's Service, Life's Work, Phase 4 Learning Center, The Pittsburgh Project, Start On Success through Pittsburgh Public Schools, Student Conservation Association, and the Urban League.

Work Experiences for Youth

YouthWorks partners with both public organizations and businesses in the private sector to develop internships which aim to provide youth with career exploration and exposure. Recent participating employers include:

A Second Glance Salon
ACORN (Voter registration)
Addison Behavioral Care
Amazon Cafe
Arby's Restaurant
Au Bon Pain
Big Lots
Boys and Girls Club of Western PA
The Bridge
Bynums Advertising
Carnegie Library- Braddock
City Councilwoman Darlene Harris
City Councilman Doug Shields
City Councilwoman Tonya Payne
CitiParks- Aquatics Dept.
The Commons
CVS Pharmacy (in conjunction with Pittsburgh Cares)
Daily's Juice
Drew's Restaurant
Doubletree Suites
Duquesne University
Ebony Development
Giant Eagle (Waterfront and Shadyside)
First Tee of Pittsburgh
Housing Authority City of Pittsburgh (HACP)
Heinz Field
Hill House Health Center
Hollister Company
Home Depot
Hosanna House
Kennywood Amusement Park**
Leadership Pittsburgh
KH Design Community Mural Project
Manchester Youth Development Center
Monteverde's Restaurant
Monview Knowledge Connection
Nancy Mosser Casting
Nego Gato
Oaks Group, LLC
OMEX Cleaning
Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium
Pittsburgh Community Television (PCTV)
Precision Response Corporation (PRC)*
Rainbow Kitchen
Representative Jake Wheatley's Office
Sabio Springs
Stan's Restaurant
State Representative Marc Gergely's Office*
State Representative Jake Wheatley's Office
State Senator Jane Orie's Office
Student Conservation Association
Taco Bell*
Things Remembered*
University of Pittsburgh*
UPMC (Shadyside and St. Margaret's)
US Small Business Administration
Valvoline Instant Oil Change (Penn Hills)
Village of Eastside
Visit Pittsburgh
Walt Disney Amusement Parks*
Wilkinsburg Community Ministry
Wilson's Leather Company
Ya Momz House
YMCA-Homewood & Wilmerding

*Joint job development and/or youth placement via CareerLink partnership