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Community Work Experience Program

The Community Work Experience Program primarily serves first-time job seekers who are at least 14 years-old. Students are placed with non-profit and other community-based worksites. Students interested in a summer job through the Community Work Experience Program must complete an application and supporting documents in order to be considered. Applications are now available and will be accepted until April 24th, 2014 at 4:00 pm. You may get an application at the MAWIB office, located at 2342 N. 27th Street, or online. For more information, contact MAWIB at 270-1700 or 





Mayor Barrett's Earn & Learn program provides employment opportunities in the city for high school youth and young adults, exposing them to the working world and improving workforce preparedness.

About Earn & Learn

Mayor Barrett's Earn & Learn program in the City of Milwaukee helps young people make a successful transition from adolescence to adulthood by providing opportunities to develop work-readiness skills while they earn wages working in government, community- and faith-based organizations and private sector businesses.

Earn & Learn is operated jointly by the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board (MAWIB) and the Milwaukee Department of City Development (DCD). 

Earn & Learn is part of a regional effort ensure the economic growth and vitality of the Milwaukee metropolitan area by preparing young people to successfully enter the future labor force.