Become a Program Partner

We are always seeking job partners who will help our youth transition to permanent employment. Please contact our Program Director, Magda Kornacka, for more information: magda@hand2paw.org

Studies report unemployment for homeless youth as high as 75%, as compared to 16% among the general population of housed youth. Steady income is necessary for exiting street life and becoming a self-sustaining adult.

Help change these statistics by becoming a job partner!

  • We provide 6 months of hands-on employment training and 3+ months of post-internship and employer support; setting up our graduates for success while ensuring that employers can hire young people ready for the workforce.

Through completing  the Hand2Paw program, our participants gain enhanced employability skills necessary to be career and community ready. In order to accomplish this, we’ve designed a Work Readiness Certificate in accordance with the Department of Education’s “Career Ready PA” standards, which includes a comprehensive list of work skills such as self-management, problem solving, personal skills, customer focus, dependability, and integrity. You can find out more about Career Ready PA here.