Drexel University offers job training program for men ages 18-30

The Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice at Drexel University has developed a FREE job training program for men ages 18-30 with lived experience of violence. Those who complete the program will be eligible to receive dual certification as Community Health Workers and Certified Peer Specialists. This program is a good fit for young men interested in becoming healers and helpers in their communities and entering the human service or healthcare fields.

The basic requirements for eligibility are:

  • identify as male
  • ages 18-30 lived experience of violence (either to themselves or someone close to them)
  • HS diploma or GED
  • willing to commit to 9 weeks of training (4 days per week, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)

*PARTICIPANT PAYMENT* is provided, and transportation assistance is available.

A criminal record may NOT be a barrier to entry into the program– eligibility will be assessed on a case by case basis.

The deadline to apply is March 13, 2020. Please submit your application as soon as possible. A resume is required as part of the application. The application form can be downloaded at https://drexel.edu/cnvsj/projects/community-health-workers/. Selected applicants will be interviewed on a rolling basis.

For more information contact Casey Chanton, Project Manager, at 215-762-1170 or at crc72@drexel.edu

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