Learn about the workforce development program that's serving over 1K Philly youth per year - Generocity Philly


Feb. 9, 2017 9:00 am

Learn about the workforce development program that’s serving over 1K Philly youth per year

Watch recruiter Andre Jenkins share one of his favorite Job Corps success stories in his "Around the Corner" interview.

Andre Jenkins.

(Screenshot via Vimeo)

Around the Corner” is a PhillyCAM show that offers local social impact leaders the opportunity to share what impact their work is having on the Philadelphia area. 

Twenty years ago, Andre Jenkins was helping people find job training through the “Welfare-to-Work” programs of the Workforce Investment Act. Now, he’s helping their children do the same through another federal program: Job Corps.

Job Corps, run through the Department of Labor, trains low-income young people in technical trades such as carpentry, plumbing and electrical, recruiter Andre Jenkins shared in his “Around the Corner” interview with Generocity Editor Julie Zeglen.

About 2.7 million people have been served by the program nationwide in the past 50 years. Philly serves “well over” 1,000 per year at its training center near 20th and Oregon.

Learn more below.


Watch on Vimeo

PhillyCAM is Comcast channel 66/966 HD/967 and Verizon FIOS channel 29/30 in Philadelphia.


From our Partners

Opinion: Adult education isn’t a priority in the FY21 budget — but it should be

On the market: 35 openings across the nonprofit sector

As COVID-19 deepens the digital divide, a call to move beyond simply providing access


Generocity Philly

¿Cómo preparamos a estudiantes sin ninguna historia familiar de educación universitaria?


Brandywine Health Foundation

Senior Program Officer

Apply Now
Philadelphia, PA

Episcopal Community Services

Digital Marketing Manager

Apply Now
Philadelphia (currently remote)

Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence

Human Resources Director

Apply Now

On the market: This is the new normal during COVID-19 and the stay-at-home order

How Hopeworks is supporting Camden youth during the coronavirus pandemic

Have you ever been to a virtual career fair centered on social impact?


Generocity Philly

How do we prepare first-generation graduates for college?


Urban Technology Project

AmeriCorps Digital Service Fellow

Apply Now

Heifer International

Director of Philanthropy, Mid-Atlantic Region

Apply Now

Public Health Management Corporation

Special Education Teacher

Apply Now

Sign-up for daily news updates from Generocity