Reporting Tim Jimenez
By Tim Jimenez
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Philadelphia Streets Department is taking applications to be part of the second class of a program which aims to get young adults on the right track.
“We’re looking for people who want to kind of improve their station in life,” St. Martin Torrence said.
Torrence is with the Streets Department (Director of Legislative Affairs). They’re looking to fill a class for this six-month program where interns will get work and life skills.
Three days out of the week they’ll be out on projects, like cleaning up city alleys, then they’ll spend two days in the classroom, “working on resume building, job-training skills,” Torrence said.
Getting the tools to transition to the workforce, college or the military and getting paid for it, 130 were part of the initial class as the program launched earlier this year.
The Department is looking for city residents between the ages of 18 and 24. The program is slated to start up again in early October.