Posts for : June 2013

Governor’s Summer Job Hunt’s

The Governor’s Summer Job Hunt is a vital link between classroom learning and actual on-the-job experience that matches young people’s skills and interests with employment opportunities. Employment services are available, at no cost, to both employers and young adults ages 16 – 21.

Young adults interested in employment can call the PPWFC Youth Zone at (719) 667-3860 or stop by the Youth Zone at 1675 Garden of the Gods Road, Suite 1107, Colorado Springs, CO 80907.

Has it Been Successful?

More than 500,000 young people have found summer employment since the program began in 1981. The program serves as a national model, receiving Presidential Awards in 1983 and 1993, and has been replicated in several cities across the United States.

Who is Eligible?
Young adults between, 16 through 21, are eligible to participate in the Summer Job Hunt. Economic circumstances are not a consideration for program registrants. Proof of age and citizenship are required. This is a free referral service to young adults and employers. Other employment and educational opportunities may be available for qualified youth.

What Types of Positions are Available?
Employers throughout Colorado provide a diverse selection of jobs including clerical, customer service, labor, and sales. There are both full- and part-time jobs available for youth with wages ranging from $7.64 to more than $11.00 an hour.

How are Young Adults and Jobs Matched?
All youth must first register with PPWFC via Connecting Colorado by CLICKING HERE. The Governor’s Summer Job Hunt (GSJH) staff at PPWFC will then assist the youth with essential job search activities such as developing a résumé, interview skills training, clear guidance about professional conduct expectations while on the job, and other job readiness tools.

Once youth have demonstrated their readiness for job placement, the GSJH staff will attempt to match the youth’s skills and interests with an available job opening. When an appropriate match is found, the counselor will refer the youth directly to the hiring employer. As always, the final hiring decision is made by the employer.

The Governor’s Summer Job Hunt Program is sponsored by the Governor’s Office, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, and the Colorado Workforce Centers.

COC Coalition Meeting–Agenda…June 19th



Wednesday, June 19th, 2013  at 1:30 pm

Location:  Exhibit Hall – El Paso County Fairgrounds

  1. Introductions
  2. El Paso County Community Dev Project Coordinator – Crystal LaTier
  3. Update from agencies in attendance
  4. El Paso County Fair – July 20th – 27th  (Partner Participation throughout week & access)
  5. 5th Annual Community Outreach Center Golf Tournament  – Monday, June 17th, 2013 – Colorado Springs Country Club
  6. 3rd Annual Community Outreach Coalition Health & Resource Fair – Sept 14th, 2013
  7. Save the Date reminders

Michelle Milner, with PP United Way 211 invited our Coalition agencies to post activities on their electronic calendar which is located on the website.  The events must be health and human service related, ie: not fundraising events.  Event informaton can be emailed to Michlle at  If you have any questions, please feel to call Michelle at 719-955-0732.

VIII.  Next Meeting – Wed., July 17th, 2013  at Exhibit Hall @ El Paso County Fairgrounds

5th Annual Golf Tournament…Monday, June 17th, 2013

5th Annual Golf Tournament


Join Us at Scenic Colorado Springs Country Club

3333 Templeton Gap Rd.  Colorado Springs, CO


You are cordially invited to enjoy a day of golf on this challenging course.  Players may form their own foursomes.  Individual entrants are welcome.  Team placement will be arranged for singles.  Please wear appropriate golf attire.


Four-person, shamble

Mulligan will be available for $5 each

There will be  a couple of different drawings including a “split the pot” drawing.

Immediately after the Shamble:

Please join us in the clubhouse for dinner & a brief awards ceremony.  Dinner is included for registered golfers, guests are $20 each.  (see registration form)


CLICK HERE to download the complete flyer.