Thank you for submitting an application for our Summer 2018 Citybuilders Apprenticeships Programs!

Here's a quick look at what comes next and more about our programs:

  • Contact us! If you have any questions or concerns about your application, please contact our Apprenticeships Director, Michelle Johnson.

  • Youth Eligibility: In order to participate with Harambee’s youth training program, you must be at least 12 years old and no older than 18 on June 1, 2018.  Applications for youth who do not meet this requirement will be automatically rejected.

  • Next Step: Interviews will be conducted for open positions during the last week of May. If you are selected for an interview, we will notify you by May 21. 

  • Program Structure: Youth are not employees of R CITY or Harambee Citybuilders, but are volunteer participants in the Summer Program.  There are two requirements for participation:

    1. Participants must attend all daily classes of our Life Skills Course, for which an educational stipend will be given every two weeks.  This course will explore a variety of topics with an emphasis on healthy personal identity and relationships.

    2. Participants must contribute volunteer hours in our Volunteer Community Service Projects (VCSPs).  Through these projects, Harambee Citybuilders provides free tuckpointing (replacing mortar between bricks) to low-income homeowners in the city of Chicago.  Other apprentices will serve their volunteer service within R CITY's Dreambuilders Children's Program. The number of hours per day will depend on the participant’s Track level (see below).

  • Track Levels: Citybuilders apprentices are divided into three separate tracks, which determine the stipend amount received for class attendance, the number of volunteer hours required each day, and both the level of responsibility and types of duties the participant has during the program. 

    To determine your track level, answer this question: “What age will I be on June 1st?"

 Note: Stipend amounts and hours are subject to change for 14-15 year old students due to pending grant funding requirements.

Note: Stipend amounts and hours are subject to change for 14-15 year old students due to pending grant funding requirements.