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Hartford-Area Businesses Hiring Through CRT Teen Summer Jobs Program

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    Businesses Hiring Through CRT Teen Summer Jobs Program

    Young people between the ages of 14 to 21 years old will get professional experience in Hartford and East Hartford through the six-week Community Renewal Team teen summer program.

    (Published Monday, July 9, 2018)

    Summer break means summer jobs for young people in the Hartford area. On Monday the Community Renewal Team (CRT) held their job fair for their Summer Youth Employment Program.

    “Today is an awesome day. All of the employers that said they would collaborate with us and hire our youth for the summer are actually here to interview the youth,” said Cynthia Baisden, the program manager.

    Young people between the ages of 14 to 21 years old will get professional experience in Hartford and East Hartford through the six-week summer program. This year there are double the amount of students and until a week and a half ago, not enough businesses were signed up to help out. After NBC Connecticut brought attention to the issue, employers came pouring in.

    “We have 190 kids here today, they are meeting with perspective employers from all across Hartford and East Hartford to learn about the job opportunities they will have this summer. All of the kids who go through interviews today, they will be placed with a job that they go to on Monday and then they will be with us working for the next 6 weeks,” said Jason Black, the Strategic Communication Specialist for CRT.

    CRT gets their funding from outside partners, then manages the program and the payroll. The students get paid to work and it doesn’t cost the businesses a thing. In the end, the payoff is priceless.

    “It's amazing, it teaches you skills to be independent and it teaches you leadership skills, communication - social skills, it is just an amazing experience to have,” said 17-year-old Maya Sanabria.

    Sanabria is going into her third year in the program and just graduated from high school. She said the program has changed her life and she is hopeful it will only grow from here.

    “They need to keep this going because it's great for us youth,” said Sanabria.

    The following businesses are all hiring students in the program to work for the summer:

    Employers:

    CRT - Behavioral Health Services

    CRT – East Hartford Family Shelter (serves the homeless)

    CRT - Community Services

    CRT – HR Department

    CRT – IT Department

    CRT - McKinney Shelter (homeless shelter for men in Hartford)

    CRT – Operations

    CRT - The Retreat (assisted living facility)

    CRT – Youth Artisan & Technology Center

    CRT - Early Childhood Education

    CRT – Finance Department

    CRT – Nutrition (includes summer food programs for kids, along with Meals on Wheels for seniors)

    CRT – Planning Department

    CVS - Farmington Ave., Hartford

    Ebony Horsewomen

    Exclusive Linez

    Girl Scouts

    Greater Hartford Pro Am

    Hartford Communities That Care

    It's a Gee Thang

    The Village for Children and Families

    The West Indian Foundation Summer Academy

    Wilson Gray YMCA

    Juice Works

    Hartford Public School - MD Fox Elementary School

    Burlington Coat Factory

    Community Matters, LLC

    East Hartford Public Schools – Facilities

    East Hartford Public Schools - IT Dept

    East Hartford Public Schools - Outreach Dpt.

    The Ultimate Shoebar

    TJ Maxx

    Young Educated & Determined to Succeed, Inc.

    Town of East Hartford - Library

    Town of East Hartford - Park & Rec

    Town of East Hartford - Inspection & Permits

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