Project Rise is an enhanced version of CEO’s Young Adult Internship Program (YAIP). Early experiences with this model, which offers paid internships, job readiness training, education activities, and placement assistance, are promising. Drawing from early operational and evaluation evidence, the enhanced model will offer an equal balance of quality educational and internship activities, a longer internship (18 weeks), a clear placement plan, and strong case management for a full twelve months. The enhanced model will serve low-income young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 who lack a high school diploma or GED, are neither employed nor enrolled in school, and read at the 6th grade reading level or higher.
SIF Project Rise will be implemented by the following providers:
- FEGS (Bronx, NY)
- Henry Street Settlement (New York, NY)
- Kingsborough Community College (Brooklyn, NY)
- Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph (Kansas City, MO)
- Full Employment Council (Kansas City, MO)
- Rutgers University T.E.E.M. Gateway (Newark, NJ)
CEO and the Mayor's Fund would like to thank their partners and supporters, including Bloomberg Philanthropies, Open Society Foundations, The Rockefeller Foundation, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Goldman Sachs, Hall Family Foundation, JP Morgan Chase Foundation, the Nicholson Foundation, Tiger Foundation, United Way of Greater Kansas City, the Victoria Foundation and MDRC.
News and Updates:
SIF Project Rise Procurement Documents
SIF Project Rise Background Research