Goodwill of the Heartland is looking for employers and youth to participate in its new CAREER AHEAD summer work experience program. The project is being funded as part of the state’s Future Ready Iowa Summer Youth Intern Pilot Program for low-income students at risk of not graduating from high school.
Goodwill is receiving $53,737 for its program, which is designed to help youth explore and prepare for high-demand careers. Five projects in all received support in this first funding round with a combined total of $248,367 in awards. Goodwill’s project will begin in June and will target the Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Iowa City and Burlington communities.