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Summer Youth Employment

and Learning Program

Capital Workforce Partners is gearing up for the 2017 Summer Youth Employment and Learning Program!

There are a few changes to this year's process so please read all the details below:

To be eligible for the SYELP program, youth must:

  • Be at between 14-21 years old as of July 1, 2017
  • Live in the North Central Region
  • Be enrolled in school at the time you apply (up to grade 12)
  • Be eligible to work in the United States

You may also have to meet one of the following income requirements:

  • Be eligible for free or reduced lunch; or
  • Be receiving food stamps or cash assistance from the state; or
  • Be a foster child with a DCF worker; or
  • Be a member of a family with income below a certain amount

**NEW** Priority Youth: If you meet the following criteria, you will receive priority status during the intake and selection process.

Reside in one of the following towns:

  • Hartford
  • New Britain
  • Bristol
  • Manchester
  • East Hartford
  • West Hartford
  • Enfield
  • Vernon


  •  A rising junior, senior or 2017 high school graduate, with an attendance rate of 90% or better

**NEW** If you are interested in applying for the SYELP program please contact a provider directly. SYELP providers will be responsible for recruiting, screening and selecting eligible participants.


Blue Hills Civic Association
Priority towns to be served: Hartford, West Hartford
Contact: Gabriel Boyd 
Email: boydg@bluehillscivic.org 
860-560-7655 Ext. 309 

Capitol Region Education Council 
Priority towns to be served: East Hartford, Enfield, Manchester 
Contact: Kim Brewer 
Email: kbrewer@crec.org

Center for Latino Progress 
Priority towns to be served: Hartford, West Hartford 
Contact: Nancy Perez-Rojano  
Email: youth@ctprf.org

Community Renewal Team 
Priority towns to be served: Hartford 
Contact: Cynthia Baisden 
Email: baisdenc@crtct.org
860-560-5308 Ext. 227 

Human Resources Agency of New Britain 
Priority towns to be served: Bristol and New Britain 
Contact: Katie O'Donnell 
Email: hrayouthservices@gmail.com
860-826-6991 Ext. 5 

OIC of New Britain 
Priority town to be served: New Britain 

Contact: Ashley Quinones 

Our Piece of the Pie 
Priority town to be served: Hartford

Contact: Marlowe Barnes
Email: Marlowe.barnes@opp.org
Contact: Sam DeCarlo 
Email: Samuel.decarlo@opp.org

Town of Vernon 
Priority town to be served: Vernon
Contact: Kimberly McTighe
Email: Kimberly.McTighe@vernonct.org

Please be aware that funding for the program has not yet been finalized. We encourage you to contact your local elected official to show your support for the program.

A GLIMPSE from this Year's 2016 Summer Youth Employment and Learning Program


Summer Youth Employment and Learning Programming is often funded through a combination of municipal, state, grant and foundation funding streams. Funding is often unpredictable and the level of public funding never seems to match the level of youth need and interest. 

If you believe in giving young people the opportunity to become part of the world of work please visit the “Support Workforce” section of our site to learn about all the ways that you can help us support Youth Employment.