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Annie E. Casey Foundation pledges up to $1 million for city summer jobs

Annie E. Casey Foundation pledges up to $1 million for city summer jobs

The Annie E. Casey Foundation pledged up to $1 million toward Baltimore's YouthWorks summer jobs program, which would provide nearly 1,100 of 6,000 jobs, the organization said Monday.

The foundation is pledging $500,000 plus a $500,000 grant to be matched by the private sector. The money will support five-week jobs for city youth and young adults.

"Having real-world work experience helps prepare young people to succeed as adults," said Sophie Dagenais, who oversees the foundation's work in Baltimore. "An investment in job opportunities for Baltimore's youth today will strengthen our future workforce."

About $6.2 million in funding will come from the...

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