For the 3rd year, the Work Participation, Placement, and Support Services Program, operated by KRA Corporation for the Baltimore City Department of Social Services, is participating in Mayor Rawlings-Blake’s Hire One Youth Works Campaign. Effective June 23rd, KRA hired two youths fulltime until the end of August.
Tenisha Williams, who is assisting the KRA Career Agents Team, is a 2014 graduate of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School (Dunbar)—and no stranger to KRA, having assisted with the Mayor’s 2013 Back to School Rally as part of a Dunbar community-service requirement. A memberof the National Honor Society, Tenisha intends to become an Attorney, and as pre-law preparation begins Criminal Justice studies at the University of Baltimore in September.
Clifford Ward , a Coppin High School senior, who plans to attend college to major in Business and Finance, is also considering becoming a Realtor, which he does not view as mutually exclusive career goals. Basically, he believes the path to career success is doing something you actually enjoy and feel comfortable doing. Clifford is applying his talents to the KRA Job Development Team.
Ernestine Chambers, KRA Case Management Supervisor, concluded, “We we are very pleased with Tenisha and Clifford, and will ensure that they gain valuable real-world work experience during their summer with KRA.