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Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and other (LGBTQ+) residents

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Work with or join a program that focuses on helping LGBTQ+ residents develop their skills and talent for the workplace.

Last updated Last updated December 1, 2022 12:00 am


Unity Project

Explore resources and guidance for young LGBTQ+ residents. NYC Unity Project’s goal is to ensure that LGBTQ young people are free to not only survive, but grow and thrive.

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These programs are geared towards preparing LGBTQ+ residents for certain careers.

Work and education for homeless and runaway LGBTQI youth

Unity Works by NYC Department of Youth & Community Development (DYCD)

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Prepare to enroll in higher education or get advanced training for long term employment. For LGBTQ+ New Yorkers, Youth and young adults.

  • Services Provided Help with finding work, High School Equivalency (HSE or GED) prep, Internship or short-term job
  • Duration and Length Up to 3 years
Learn more about Unity Works

Exposure to tech careers for women

Break Through Tech at CUNY by City University of New York (CUNY)

Gain tech skills in Machine Learning and AI and connect to internship opportunities. For Black, Hispanic/Latino, and people of color, CUNY students, LGBTQ+ New Yorkers, Low-income New Yorkers, Women, Youth and young adults.

  • Services Provided Internship or short-term job, Training for a new job
  • Duration and Length 1-6 weeks
Learn more about Break Through Tech at CUNY


These organizations help LGBTQ residents prepare for work.

The Gay Center

The Center helps LGBTQ young adults ages 18+ to confidently enter the job market, advance their careers, and become financially stable, all while building community with their peers.

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Career Services

Job training

Learn new skills to work in fields like technology, construction, and more.

  • Last Updated Updated January 20, 2023 12:00 am

Finding work

Explore paid opportunities, and services that help you find work.

  • Last Updated Updated January 20, 2023 12:00 am
English & Math


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

  • Last Updated Updated January 20, 2023 12:00 am

Social services

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

  • Last Updated Updated December 1, 2022 12:00 am