W.A.G.E.S. - Working to Achieve Growth in Employment Skills. connects young adults (18-22) to a short-term paid internship to get valuable experience for the future. You meet weekly with Center staff and other interns to talk about your experiences.

Contact: Leslie Daniels  ldaniels@seattleymca.org    206-749-7578

Clear Path to Employment - Helps homeless young adults (18-25) obtain entry level employment with opportunities with wage progression to lead to self-sufficiency.  Apply here!

  • Job readiness training
  • Job search assistance
  • Paid interships
  • Case management
  • Support services

Eligibility

    • Between 18-25 years old
    • Currently seeking entry level employment
    • Currently living in a housing program, homeless, formerly homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless
    • Eligible to work in the US (has social security card and state ID)

Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative

The program is open to youth ages 14-17, who are enrolled in SYVPI Networks with job readiness and paid internship opportunity. Youth are provided with case management support, career exploration and financial literacy.

For more detailed information about eligibility contact Michelle Hunter mhunter@seattleymca.org or 206.549.3875

In-School Education and Employment Case Management

The program provides youth ages 16-21 enrolled in the Seattle Public High Schools, with case management, academic support, paid internship and work readiness training. Youth are able to achieve their educational goals and explore career pathways by receiving educational support, leadership development and work readiness training.

For more detailed information about eligibility contact Elizabeth Hough ehough@seattleymca.org or 206.549.3899

Out-of-School Education and Employment Case Management

The program is open to youth ages 16-24, who have dropped out of high school or is basic skills deficient to develop a plan to achieve education, personal and employment goals. The program connects youth to GED preparation, job readiness training, paid internship and post-secondary education opportunities.

For more detailed information about eligibility contact Senait Tesfaldet stesfaldet@seattleymca.org or 206.549.4965 

Summer Employment Program

The program allows King County youth ages 16-24, who are not attending school with paid summer employment for up to six weeks during the summer.  The program also provides workshops on job readiness, and opportunities to continue education and social growth.

For more detailed information about eligibility contact Mala Kessay mkessay@seattleymca.org or 206.344.3184