Employment and Economic Development

Employment and Economic Empowerment:
CSCM’s Shaqodoon (job-seeker in Somali) program creates empowerment through employment. Our employment programs and services serve the Twin Cities metro region and are targeted at Somali youth ages 14-24.

We create economic opportunity for Somali youth by:

  • Helping young people build resumes, apply for jobs, and prepare for interviews
  • Encouraging service learning and internships, including STEP-UP
  • Building pathways to high school graduation, higher education, and technical certification
  • Working with employers to increase access to in-demand careers
  • Increasing financial literacy
  • Providing wraparound services to improve job retention