Workforce Readiness

Young People need the skills to Earn & Grow

  • Learn how to get and keep a job
  • Service-Learning Projects
  • Internships
  • Job Placement

Hartford Youth Service Corps

The Youth Service Corps (YSC) was envisioned by Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin to address the lack of employment opportunities for Hartford youth.  Since 2016, OPP has partnered with the City of Hartford to implement the YSC.

Members of the YSC will participate in:

  • Paid Service Learning Projects
  • Educational Supports
  • Job Readiness Training
  • Goal Setting
  • Personal Development Workshops

Every young person that enters into the YSC is integrated with OPP’s personal development, academic achievement, and workforce readiness services. 

The YSC connects youth to their community through paid service learning projects including

  • Seasonal yard cleanup for Hartford homebound
  • Preparation of non-perishable items at FoodShare events
  • Operation of The Carousel at Bushnell Park
  • Community Garden Projects
  • Hartford Community Beautification Initiatives

… and more!

Justice Involved Youth enrolled over 5 years
0 %
demonstrated positive behavioral Change
Community Service Project Partners
0 %
promoted to next grade level
0 %
Re-engaged in High School
0 %
transitioned to post-secondary
0 %
Completed Career Competency Development Training
0 %
Employment Attainment


I came to OPP because I knew I needed to focus on myself and my future. Within weeks of being at OPP, I started my job at CVS. Since then, I've been able to earn my guard card and I'm excited to start looking into colleges and continuing my education. If you're determined and have the passion, you will succeed!

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