Chicago youth and young adults ages 14-24
GED | Job training & placement | Mentoring | Record expungement
Looking for a job? Individuals 16-24 years old are eligible for our workforce development programs to develop the skills necessary to thrive in the job market. From getting your GED to record expungement to job training and licensures, we have a program that will get you making money.
We have job placement programs including:
Our MY TIME (Mentoring Youth to Inspire Meaningful Employment) program teaches the skills to get you 100% job ready. Earn $100 to complete career readiness training and begin your job search with our trained employment mentors.
Want more information on program eligibility and benefits? Download our MY TIME flyer.
If you have prior justice involvement, Hospitality Opportunities for People (Re)Entering Society (HOPES) through Lawrence Hall helps you gain industry-specific skills, explore career options, and address long-term employment barriers.
Want more information on program eligibility and benefits? Download our HOPES brochure.
Are you a hospitality/food service employer interested in hiring HOPES youth? Download our HOPES employer brochure.
The Illinois Youth Investment Program (IYIP) is a comprehensive career readiness program that unpacks the employment process from job search to paycheck. Receive one-on-one career guidance, paid training, and support services as you explore and choose your career path.
Want more information on program eligibility and benefits? Download our IYIP brochure.
Are you an employer interested in hiring IYIP youth? Download our IYIP employer brochure.
Earn your GED, get licensed in a specialized field such as truck driving or medical assisting, and do it all for free as part of Lawrence Hall and Cook County Workforce Partnership’s Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program.
Already have a high school diploma? WIOA has something for you, too. Begin your training and employment mentoring right away and explore your career possibilities.
Want more information on program eligibility and benefits? Download our WIOA brochure.
Are you an employer interested in hiring WIOA youth? Download our WIOA employer brochure.
Created for youth and young adults ages 14-24, these city-run programs help youth learn financial and computer literacy, explore career tracks in a variety of sectors, and complete hands-on projects that positively impact their communities.
Angelo had a little different fire inside him. I think showing him something different than what he was used to in Chicago—it clicked, and he said, ‘I’m going to move to Gary.’ And he got that job, and he moved to Gary.
Are you an employer? Invest in our communities’ futures by helping provide jobs and career mentoring to our youth. From new hire wage subsidies to tax credits and federal bonding, we can create a partnership that works for your business’ needs.
Fill out our interest form below, and a member of our workforce development team will reach out to discuss our partnership opportunities.