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What’s it like to be on the Solar Youth team?

  • The Solar Youth team is hard-working, collaborative, and passionate about supporting the youth of New Haven;
  • We believe that ALL young people, with any mix of assets and challenges, have the potential to be successful in life;
  • We strive to build deep trust as a team to engage in collaboration, both smooth and rocky, to find the best solutions to the inevitable obstacles we face;
  • We are risk-takers;
  • We are brave;
  • We keep a sense of humor even in the face of challenge; and
  • We have fun.

Job Openings

Due to potential new funding from a long-time partner, Solar Youth is gearing up for a spurt of growth.  Therefore, we have a number of positions for which we are looking for new team members.

Click below for each, including how to apply.  If interested in applying for more than one, please indicate that in your cover letter.

Empowerment Coordinator

Lead the overall development and coordination of the Empowerment Team, whose goals is to support the current and past youth enrolled in Solar Youth to (1) graduate from high school; (2) have a concrete plan for their future; (3) be prepared for adulthood, and (4) address crises as they arise.

Neighborhood Site Coordinator

Lead the development and execution of summer and after-school programs at one of our neighborhood sites.  This includes leading community outreach, program and partnership development.

Green Jobs Coordinator

Lead program that works with teens in creating and implementing service projects --  gardening, landscaping, trail maintenance and others -- to improve the environment in their neighborhood, while also learning essential employment and life skills.

Green Jobs Assistant Coordinator

Assist the Green Jobs Coordinator (description is in same posting as Coordinator)

Youth Development Specialist

Help develop and lead engaging, enriching and FUN experiences for neighborhood youth. Full Time/Seasonal during summer; possibly extending through fall as full or part time.

Our Impact Since 2000

  • Youth Served


  • Youth Service Projects Completed


  • Teen Internships Offered


  • Unique Youth Served Per Year


Green Jobs - Westville Manor Spring 2017

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