Workforce Alliance puts young people to work across the region in the summer and year round. Youth ages 14 to 21 may apply to participate in a program linked to the town where they reside. Please see below for town-by-town details. Eligibility is determined by family household income and other special needs such as a documented disability.

Participating youth may be hired for up to eight weeks, during July and August, earn minimum wage and work a minimum of 15 hours per week. Programs run based on funding availability. Not all programs are offered every year.


The following are funded through Workforce Alliance for CT Youth Employment opportunities. Funding is subject to availability. Please use the contact information below to apply:

ACES: Carolyn Nelson
(203) 281-3577 x 15307

Branford, Jeff Kikosicki

Meriden, Tammy Valk
(203) 440-3510

Durham/Middlefield, Mike Ford

Guilford, Mike Kosko
(203) 453-8047 ext 226

Hamden, Susan Rubino
(203) 777-2610 x 1120

Madison, Melissa Balletto
(203) 245-5645


West Haven, Jim Eagan

(203) 988-0698

Middletown, Lorenzo Marshall
(860) 347-6924

Milford, Lisa Streit
(203) 783-3243

New Haven, Tomi Veale
(203) 946-7582

North Haven, Jen Stewart

(203) 239-2581




Wallingford, Gary Redman

(203) 294-2175

Westbrook, Chet Bialicki

(860) 399-3189

Old Saybrook, Kendra Flaherty

(860) 460-2033