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Work with or join a program that focuses on helping youth and young adults develop their skills and talent for the workplace.

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High schoolers

College and job prep for high schoolers

Learn & Earn by NYC Department of Youth & Community Development (DYCD)

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Learn & Earn is a year-round program for high school juniors and seniors at risk of dropping out of school. For Low-income New Yorkers, Public assistance recipients, Youth and young adults, Youth in foster care.

  • Services Provided Help with finding work, Internship or short-term job, Training for a new job
  • Duration and Length After-school hours with some weekend, evening, and school break activities throughout the year.
  • Support Provided One-year follow up services
Learn more about Learn & Earn

Out-of-school youth

Connect to work or get help with earning your HSE from these programs.

Job training and employment for low-income youth

Train & Earn by NYC Department of Youth & Community Development (DYCD)

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Short-term program for ages 16-24 who are not working nor in school. For Justice-impacted individuals, Low-income New Yorkers, Out-of-school youth, People with disabilities, Public assistance recipients, Youth and young adults, Youth in foster care.

  • Services Provided High School Equivalency (HSE or GED) prep, Improving English skills, Internship or short-term job, Training for a new job
  • Duration and Length schedule varies
Learn more about Train & Earn

Advanced job training and employment for youth ages 16-24

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

Now enrolling.

Training and employment program for youth who are not working nor in school. For Out-of-school youth, People with disabilities, Youth and young adults.

  • Services Provided High School Equivalency (HSE or GED) prep, Internship or short-term job, Training for a new job
  • Duration and Length 6 months
Learn more about Advance & Earn

Paid internships for low-income young adults (age 16–24)

Work Progress Program by NYC Human Resources Administration (HRA)

Now enrolling.

This program provides internship opportunities to young adults, especially those who are out of work and out of school. For Justice-impacted individuals, Low-income New Yorkers, NYCHA residents, Out-of-school youth, Public assistance recipients, Youth and young adults, Youth in foster care.

  • Services Provided Internship or short-term job
  • Duration and Length 12 weeks, part-time
Learn more about Work Progress Program

CUNY students

Find internships and other opportunities for work through the Office of Careers and Industry Partnerships – available to CUNY students and alumni.

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Paid work experiences in the public sector for CUNY students

CUNY Service Corps by City University of New York (CUNY)

Work with government agencies and community-based organizations to improve civic, economic, and environmental sustainability in NYC. For Black, Hispanic/Latino, and people of color, CUNY students.

  • Services Provided Internship or short-term job
  • Duration and Length 11-12 hours for 24 weeks over program year
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Justice impacted

Career and educational support for young people

NeON Works by NYC Department of Probation (DOP) and Young Men's Initiative (YMI)

Now enrolling.

Professional support and stipends for young adults on probation or living in certain neighborhoods. For Justice-impacted individuals, Low-income New Yorkers, Out-of-school youth, Youth and young adults.

  • Services Provided Help with finding work, High School Equivalency (HSE or GED) prep, Internship or short-term job, Training for a new job
  • Duration and Length Up to a year
  • Support Provided Stipends, metro cards, and additional incentives for reaching your goals!
Learn more about NeON Works

Community service on Saturdays

Youth WRAP by NYC Department of Probation (DOP)

Young adults 14-26 who are justice-impacted can do community service and get a stipend. For Justice-impacted individuals, Youth and young adults.

  • Services Provided Internship or short-term job
  • Duration and Length 6 Saturdays; 5 hours per day
Learn more about Youth WRAP

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Finding work

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Education

Find high school equivalency (HSE/GED) resources, English classes (ESOL) for all skill levels, and higher education.

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Social services

Find programs to get help with childcare, food, and other expenses.

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