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File #: 36630    Version: 1 Name: Approving the provision of up to $20,000 in staff and administrative cost associated with the Wanda Fullmore Youth Internship Program and up to $70,000 in youth intern salary and fringe costs (range of $50,000 to $70,000 depending on the number of youth
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/19/2014 In control: COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE
On agenda: 2/24/2015 Final action: 2/24/2015
Enactment date: 2/26/2015 Enactment #: RES-15-00173
Title: Approving the provision of up to $20,000 in staff and administrative cost associated with the Wanda Fullmore Youth Internship Program and up to $70,000 in youth intern salary and fringe costs (range of $50,000 to $70,000 depending on the number of youth interns and the hours worked) to Commonwealth Development Inc. and authorizing the Mayor and the City Clerk to enter into an agreement with the Commonwealth Development Inc. to implement the program.
Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin, Lisa Subeck, Denise DeMarb, Matthew J. Phair
Fiscal Note
The 2015 adopted operating budget of the Community Develpment Division (CDD) provides funding of $20,000 for administrative expense. Participating agencies will have their budgets adjusted to transfer funds to CDD to support costs of the full contract. A budget amendment in the form of a Resolution will be presented for Council's approval later in 2015. There is no net impact upon the levy.
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Approving the provision of up to $20,000 in staff and administrative cost associated with the Wanda Fullmore Youth Internship Program and up to $70,000 in youth intern salary and fringe costs (range of $50,000 to $70,000 depending on the number of youth interns and the hours worked) to Commonwealth Development Inc. and authorizing the Mayor and the City Clerk to enter into an agreement with the Commonwealth Development Inc. to implement the program.
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Background:
In 2014, the City implemented the Wanda Fullmore Youth Internship Program, which provided paid City internships opportunities for young persons. City agency budgets were amended to provide levy-neutral, aggregate funding of approximately $50,000 for the program, administered by the Community Development Division. In 2015, an additional $20,000 is provided for contracting and administrative expense; additionally, it is anticipated that City agency sponsorship will range from $50,000 to $70,000, depending upon the total number and mix of full-time and part-time interns. Agency budgets will subsequently be amended later in 2015 (via a Resolution, subject to Council approval) to accommodate the appropriate budget adjustments, but there is no net impact on the City levy.

WHEREAS, the poverty rate for people with a bachelor’s or graduate degree is 5%, while the poverty rate for those with less than a high school diploma is 34%; African-Americans in our community are more than four times as likely to be without a high school degree than the white population; the unemployment rate for African ...

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