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Talent Development

Mildred Franks  Community Development Corporation is dedicated to improving the knowledge, skills, and abilities of young people, while also helping them develop and achieve their potential to strengthen the quality of their skills and career readiness. All of these aspects are vital to qualify for jobs by top employers. They are also needed to be a true asset to the community and world...

The distinct goal for our talent development programs is to become a high-performance incubator that attracts, develops, and motivates top talent. By offering top tier services and staff, we can are able to not only produce stellar results, we can also have the young people who go through the program become future mentors and volunteers. So many young people are detoured in life simply because they lack true support and guidance...


What The Mildred Franks Foundation offers is the difference between life and death... We do not want to see any more children die, physically or spiritually...

Talent is a lot more than training and development and is not only done in a classroom...


True learning consists of several parts: formal, informal, and social... Talent is best developed when it constitutes inside and outside learning in the form of coaching, mentoring, job shadowing, and project-based learning. That is why we are here... To cater to the whole person...

Our current programs are dedicated to increasing the offerings for career readiness, exposure to the arts and culture and STEM education.


There is tremendous power through education and networking, and we will remain devoted to growing with our young people to offer them the absolute best.



  • Digital Day Series, Arts and Culture

  • Youthchain, STEM Program that teaches cryptocurrencies and understanding the fundamentals of blockchain

  • Student and Young Professionals (SYPs) Apprentice Program

  • The Streets Are Our Runway, Arts and Culture...


Youth Media Project

  Mildred Franks  Community Development Corporation Youth Media Project trains primarily underserved teenagers, ages 14 to 23, using digital technology to produce equitable, high-quality multimedia projects to share their own stories and report on their communities with rigorous solutions journalism. Through creative community engagement, students construct narratives that shift the perceptions of young people, actively creating new possibilities for upcoming generations of young MF-CDC Key goals of YMP are to reduce school dropouts, inspire more first-generation college students, and bridge the workforce skills gap by preparing teenagers for an evolving work environment with 21st-century jobs. YMP enhances the creativity of young people and connects with students through innovative school partnerships, after-school education programs, and an intensive summer newsroom laboratory. 


"If the truth is told, the youth can grow"

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