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High school equivalency prep, job training, and paid internships

Advance & Earn by NYC Department of Youth & Community Development (DYCD) | Multiple providers

Actively recruiting

Help finding a job, High School Equivalency (HSE or GED) prep, Internship or short-term job, Training for a new job

Young adults, People with disabilities

6 months or more, Daytime

Last updated on Jul 04, 2021

Youth gain reading and math skills for the high school equivalency tests and get job services.

Advance & Earn is a training and employment program for youth ages 16–24. The program offers high school equivalency (HSE or GED) test prep, job training, credentials and certifications, and paid internships. Youth who have their HSE or are on their way to earning it can get advanced training in healthcare, technology, culinary arts, construction and human services.

Who it's for

You may be eligible for this program if you:

  • Are between the ages of 16 and 24
  • Live in one of the five boroughs of New York City
  • Are not working or in school right now
  • Are willing to commit six months to the program
  • Are legally authorized to work in New York City


The schedule for each part of the program varies by provider. Please contact the provider of your choice from the Advance & Earn provider list for more information

Next Steps

To participate, contact a provider. See the list of Advance & Earn providers and their contact information.

Not sure which provider to choose? Complete a participant interest form, and DYCD staff will connect you to the right provider.