We know success starts with self confidence and empowerment. Our workforce development initiatives provide youth the tools to become career ready.

MY TIME provides intensive career readiness, mentoring and job placement services to youth in DCFS care ages 17-21


Our Right Turn initiative works with youth 14-24, who are involved with the juvenile justice system.


Try-Me’s is Lawrence Hall’s culinary arts program. Try-Me's Cafe is our first ever job-training commercial cafe at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration.


Through the One Summer Chicago+ program Lawrence Hall provides summer employment, mentoring, financial literacy, and civic leadership education to Chicago’s youth.


Youth learn ways to give by back sitting on our Youth Advisory Councils or volunteering in their community.