The City of Rochester’s Summer of Opportunity Program (SOOP) and the RochesterWorks! Youth Summer Employment Program is seeking community partners to offer structured, project-based paid work experiences for youth during summer 2016 as a host work site.
This Request for Application seeks to identify qualified local businesses, non-profits and faith-based organizations with the skill, proper work space, computer facilities and payroll capabilities needed to provide a summer work experience.
This program places more than 700 youth, ages 14 to 20 years-old, in paid, structured work experiences each summer. State and local funding is expected to provide selected work host sites with funds to compensate their participants.
Information and applications are accessible at www.cityofrochester.gov/bidandrfp or www.hiremerochester.org. Applications are due no later than 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 and should be emailed to SYEP@rochesterworks.org. Applications will be evaluated based on creativity, specificity of experience, demonstrated expertise in project themes, level of youth engagement, measurable outcomes, contributing partnerships, fiscal capacity and overall cost efficiency.
All applicants must attend a bidders conference at the Danforth Community Center, 200 West Ave. at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec.1, 2015 or 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016.