Helping City of Racine Residents Thrive and Succeed

Growing Residents’ Opportunities and Wealth: GROW Racine is a hub for our key resources,
all in one place.

Helping City of Racine Residents Thrive and Succeed

Growing Residents’ Opportunities and Wealth: GROW Racine is a hub for our key
resources, all in one place.

GROW RACINE

Mayor Mason Message

Welcome to GROW Racine! As Mayor of the City of Racine, I want everyone who lives in our City to know that we believe in your potential.

At the City of Racine, we are focused on exactly what GROW stands for: Growing Residents’ Opportunities and Wealth! GROW Racine wants to help our residents earn their high school degree, start family-supporting jobs in the trades, become homeowners, and repair and improve their houses.

We are investing in our residents’ futures with these GROW Racine programs, and this website puts all of these resources in one place. Whether you’re a resident using these programs to improve your family’s future, or you’re a resident who wants to support and encourage residents working to GROW, we welcome you to these City resources. Together, we can grow and transform Racine.

Pathways to Your Success

Grow & Achieve Your Goals. We are investing in your future.

Applications Now Closed:

Racine Fire Cadet

The Racine Fire Department is now accepting applications for the Firefighter/EMS Internship, also known as the Fire Cadet Program. The purpose of the program is to allow college students the on-the-job experience of being a Firefighter/EMT with the City of Racine.

Click HERE for more details!

$16.72/hour
City of Racine Youth Employment Program Summer 2023

Applications Now Closed

The City of Racine’s Youth Employment Program (YEP) is now accepting applications for Summer 2023! Do you know any 16-24 year old’s interested in working for their City? Apply today to gain an authentic work experience working alongside City of Racine professionals. Application Deadline: May 15th

Learn More

If you would like to receive a text alert about our next application period – sign up for text alerts here

Scholarships to Earn Your High School Credential!

Go back to school to earn your high school credential through the YWCA SEW’s FREE 5.09 HSED program AND, for a limited time, City residents age 18+ can get a $1,500 City Scholarship to help pay the bills while you’re in the FREE 5.09 program! Learn More

Scholarships for Pre-Apprenticeship Training!

Start a career in the construction and building trades! Enroll in FREE pre-apprenticeship training programs offered by one of our partners AND for a limited time. City residents, age 18+ can get a $1,500 City Scholarship to help pay the bills while they’re getting training.
Learn More

News & Highlights

2022 Financial Literacy Award

2022 Financial Literacy Award from Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers

Racine FEC Managers Dasheika Kidd and Vicky Selkowe attended the award ceremony held in the State Capitol on April 21, 2023, and are pictured here with Governor Evers and First Lady Kathy Evers. Know More

GROW Racine press conference launch

Fox6 News: GROW Racine Initiative Launched; help transform residents’ futures

 

training for careers in the trades Racine

Racine Journal Times: $1.5M available to help Racinians pursue training for careers in the trades

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3 days ago
GROW Racine

Today, we got to celebrate and remember the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a heartfelt wreath laying ceremony hosted by Heritage Committee of Racine, WI. Julian Thomas Elementary School students presented their drawings and completed the wreath laying along with Mayor Cory Mason giving a few remarks on the importance of Dr. Martin Luther King's work! #BlackHistoryMonth #itstartswithme ... See MoreSee Less

Today, we got to celebrate and remember the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a heartfelt wreath laying ceremony hosted by Heritage Committee of Racine, WI. Julian Thomas Elementary School students presented their drawings and completed the wreath laying along with Mayor Cory Mason giving a few remarks on the importance of Dr. Martin Luther Kings work! #BlackHistoryMonth #ItStartsWithMeImage attachmentImage attachment+2Image attachment
3 days ago
GROW Racine

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4 days ago
GROW Racine

Today marks the first day of Black History Month! GROW Racine is proud to be honoring the past and embracing the future! Stay tuned for more exciting things to come! 😁✊🏽 #BlackHistoryMonth ... See MoreSee Less

Today marks the first day of Black History Month! GROW Racine is proud to be honoring the past and embracing the future! Stay tuned for more exciting things to come! 😁✊🏽 #BlackHistoryMonth
6 days ago
GROW Racine

We are NOW accepting applications for the YOUTH EMPLOYMENT COORDINATOR POSITION!

The ideal candidate would be experienced working with youth of all ethnicities and backgrounds, recruitment, community relations and job readiness activities. We are open to different levels of degrees, depending on your experience. Please share this post with friends, family or colleagues that would help make a difference at the City of Racine!

If you have any questions, please contact Kischa Buford via email kischa.buford@cityofracine.org or text 262-276-2692.
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1 week ago
GROW Racine

GROW Racine acknowledges International Holocaust Remembrance Day. ... See MoreSee Less

GROW Racine acknowledges International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
3 weeks ago
GROW Racine

Happy Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day from GROW Racine! ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day from GROW Racine!
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