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Hopkins, other employers to hire more youth for summer program

The Daily Record
June 5, 2015

This summer, 300 young people from Baltimore City will have paid internships with the Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Medicine — 100 more than last summer.

To help meet increased demand from city officials, Hopkins is expanding its participation in the city’s YouthWorks summer jobs program, which offers five weeks of paid work to young people aged 14 to 21.

Participants will be placed throughout the Hopkins institution — some will be in clinical or administrative positions within the health system; others may work with the schools of education and public health, said Yariela Kerr-Donovan, director of strategic workforce planning and development at Johns Hopkins Medicine.

The decision to increase Hopkins’s involvement in YouthWorks came after city officials and the business community spoke of the need to provide more opportunities for young people and help the city heal after the riots and anger that followed the death of Freddie Gray in April, Kerr-Donovan said.