WorkSystems SummerWorks

About the Partnership:

WorkSystems SummerWorks youth

MIKE Program has hosted a SummerWorks youth since 2013. Tigest Mequanint, now in her second year at the University of Oregon, participated in SummerWorks at MIKE Program for two summers. Her enthusiasm for health and education reinforces the ideal of connecting youth with career opportunities and earn money and new skills. MIKE connected Tigest with a job shadow opportunity with Dr. William Bennett, Medical Director of Transplantation and Director of Renal Research at Legacy Health Systems, who serves on MIKE’s Advisory Board.

About Worksystems & SummerWorks:

A Portland nonprofit which invests resources for workforce development programs and services for youth and adults. SummerWorks is a summer youth employment program that screens, trains and places young people into paying jobs during the summer for diverse, low-income and youth of color throughout the Portland metro region.

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