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CB14 YOUTH CONFERENCE 2017

NOTE: The 10th Annual Youth Conference will go on as planned (regardless of the weather) on Wednesday, March 15th from 4-7 PM at the Flatbush YMCA. The event will only be canceled if the YMCA is closed. To confirm on the day of the event, please check our website or call the CB14 office at 718-859-6357.

Brooklyn Community Board 14′s
10th Annual Youth Conference

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
4-7 PM

Flatbush YMCA
(1401 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn.)

We expect to be joined by over 75 NYC agencies, businesses & community organizations prepared to offer jobs, internships, volunteer opportunities, afterschool programs, college information, social, legal, immigration & other support services to the hundreds of young people (ages 12-21) who will attend. Scroll down to see the list of registered organizations and the opportunities they are offering. The event is free to attend. Young people and organizations can visit cb14youthconference.nyc for more information and to register today! Help us promote YC’17! Scroll down to download flyers (English, Urdu, Spanish, Creole) to print, post & share.

 

Help Promote YC’17! Print, post & share flyers!
Please click the links below to download 2017 Youth Conference flyers.

* Youth Conference Poster (English)
* Youth Conference Poster (Spanish)
* Youth Conference Poster (Urdu)
* Youth Conference Poster (Creole)

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2017 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

4:30 PM:  How to Get a Summer Job or Internship
Applying for the Summer Youth Employment Program & more.
Presented by the NYC Department of Youth & Community Development            

5 PM: Defining Your Professional Look
How to dress for success for an interview or in a professional setting.
Presented by Jeff Lindor, Groomed Success Inc.  

5:30 PM: Effective Communication Strategies
Understanding effective verbal and nonverbal communication and appropriate action.
Presented by Jeff Lindor, Groomed Success Inc.  

6 PM: How to Get a Summer Job or Internship
Applying for the Summer Youth Employment Program & more.
Presented by the NYC Department of Youth & Community Development

 

2017 PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS

  1. Allama Iqbal Community Center
    www.facebook.com/Allama-Iqbal-Community-Center-Brooklyn
    Opportunities include Summer/after-school activity
    Allama Iqbal Community Center hosts English & Urdu language and community cultural programs, along with youth job training and IT programs.
  2. All Star Code
    www.allstarcode.org
    Opportunities include Internships, Summer/after-school activity.
    All Star Code prepares young Black and Latino men for tech careers by providing mentorship, industry exposure, and training in Computer Science. Our flagship program, the Summer Intensive (SI), is a FREE six week program designed to give high school boys the access and exposure they need to become successful tech entrepreneurs. Through real-world experiences at top tech companies, and hands-on, project-based learning, All Stars finish the program with both coding skills and an entrepreneurial mindset.
  3. A Step Ahead Tutoring Services
    www.astepaheadtutoringservices.com
    Opportunities include Tutoring Services
    A Step Ahead Tutoring Services is a private tutoring company whose mission is to tackle the academic challenges of our child and adult students and the emotional, mental, and behavioral changes that result from these challenges. In doing so, our tutors and staff fulfill the belief that we will improve our communities in the process. We attempt this mission by providing in-home tutoring, test prep, and editing and proofreading services to K-12 and adult students at affordable rates. We pride ourselves in giving everyone, no matter their age, an equal opportunity to education and self-progression.
  4. Atlas DIY
    www.atlasdiy.org
    Opportunities include College information, Internships, Summer/after-school activity, Volunteer opportunities
    Atlas: DIY, Powered by Immigrant Youth, is creating a world powered by the joy, freedom, and endless possibility of all youth everywhere. We do this by working with immigrant youth to unlock access to legal services, learning opportunities and leadership development, in a space owned, run and governed by the youth themselves. Atlas: DIY is a center for youth between 14-24 in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Become a Member every Friday or Sunday 11-5PM.
  5. Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation
    www.restorationplaza.org
    Opportunities include Career training programs; College information; Health information; Internships; Jobs; Summer/after-school activity; Volunteer opportunities
    Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation (Restoration) holds a special place in the nation’s history as the pioneering model for not-for-profit community development corporations across the country. Established in 1967 with bipartisan support of Senators Robert F. Kennedy and Jacob K. Javits, Restoration’s mission is to improve the quality of life of the Central Brooklyn community. Restoration is located in the heart of Bedford Stuyvesant, a predominantly low-income community of approximately 290,000 residents who are primarily African American, Caribbean, Latino and African. Its programs include Workforce Development & Social Services, Asset Building & Financial Literacy, Commercial Revitalization & Business Vitality, Weatherization & Energy Conservation, and Arts & Culture. Restoration is an equal opportunity employer. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
  6. Black Girls Code
    www.blackgirlscode.com
    Opportunities include Summer/after-school activity; Volunteer opportunities
    Our Vision: To increase the number of women of color in the digital space by empowering girls of color ages 7 to 17 to become innovators in STEM fields, leaders in their communities, and builders of their own futures through exposure to computer science and technology. To provide African-American youth with the skills to occupy some of the 1.4 million computing job openings expected to be available in the U.S. by 2020, and to train 1 million girls by 2040.
  7. Bonnie Youth Club
    www.bonnieyouth.org
    Opportunities include Internships & Opportunity to participate in year-round baseball program.
    The Bonnie Youth Club, an all-volunteer organization, uses baseball as a vehicle for developing youth, ages 5-21, into successful adults, by emphasizing life-long values, that include: The ethics of productive work and individual discipline; An understanding of individual self-worth and responsibility; The embracing of teamwork and collective discipline; The value of academic education; Respect for diverse cultures, backgrounds, and abilities; Responsibility to the community and its people; Always giving your best individual effort in all endeavors; Preparing for the future.
  8. Bridging Access to Care (BAC)
    www.bac-ny.org
    Opportunities Include Health information; Volunteer opportunities
    Bridging Access to Care. Inc. is a nonprofit, multi-service community-based organization dedicated to providing comprehensive clinical treatment, evidence-based prevention education and harm reduction, care coordination, and mental health services in a trauma-informed/sensitive environment for individuals within at-risk communities in New York City.
  9. Brooklyn Adolescent Center
    www.tbh.org/pediatrics/adolescent-medicine
    Opportunities Include Health Information
    Medical Home for teens and young adults located in The Brooklyn Hospital Center.
  10. Brooklyn Community Services
    www.wearebcs.org

    Opportunities Include Career Training Programs
    Brooklyn Community Services (BCS) provides many different services, including career development programs for youth and adults, along with other services for people with intellectual disabilities. BCS offers a range of vocational training and job placement programs to meet the diverse needs of clients with intellectual disabilities, physical disabilities and mental illness. Those ready for work are helped to find jobs, others receive basic vocational training, coaching, and support as they transition to employment, and those with very challenging disabilities are placed in internships receiving specialized support where they can begin to build basic skills.
  11. Brooklyn Job Corps
    www.jobcorps.gov/home.aspx
    Opportunities Include Jobs, Job Training
    Job Corps is a no-cost education and career technical training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 through 24 improve the quality of their lives through career technical and academic training. At Brooklyn Job Corps Center, we support the Job Corps program’s mission of teaching eligible young people the skills they need to become employable and independent and placing them in meaningful jobs or further education.
  12. Brooklyn Public Library
    www.bklynlibrary.org
    Opportunities include Career training programs; College information; Internships; Jobs; Summer/after-school activity; Volunteer opportunities
    The Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) is the public library system of the borough of Brooklyn, in New York City. It is the fifth largest public library system in the United States. Activities, educational opportunities & free resources are available for people of all ages. Brooklyn Public Library is a vital center of knowledge for all, accessible 24 hours a day, and is a leader in traditional and innovative library services.
  13. Brooklyn South Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
    www.brooklynsouthcert.com
    Opportunities Include Community Service – Emergency Preparedness
    CERT stands for Community Emergency Response Team. There is one in virtually every Community District in the City, operating in conjunction with New York City Emergency Management (NYCEM). We are the CERT Team for our neighborhood (Brooklyn CD 14). CERT teams are trained in light search and rescue, fire suppression, traffic control, triage, and emergency medical. Our team also provides our neighbors with information about personal emergency preparedness.
  14. Brooklyn United Music & Arts
    bkunitedmb.com
    Opportunities include Internships, Jobs, Summer/after-school activity, Volunteer opportunities
    The Brooklyn United Music & Arts Program (BU) is a community-based organization that serves New York City youth. As an art form, marching band combines the elements of musicianship and pageantry and allows each student to participate in an all-encompassing and life changing activity. Brooklyn United is focused on the development of youth through Academic Support, Character Development, Skills Building and Performance Opportunities. It is through these pillars that we strive to build strong, well rounded, healthy, confident and capable young people.
  15. Brown Women in Media
    www.brownwomeninmedia.com
    Opportunities include Internships
    Brown Women in Media (BWIM) is a startup digital platform created to empower and inspire millennial women of color to reach their greatest potential in the media & entertainment industries and workplace in its entirety. We believe that every woman of color should have access to beneficial opportunities and not be restricted by financial, educational or social circumstances. By providing resources to internships, jobs, events and educational materials we strive to give women of color a seat at the table and establish lifelong connections that extend into generations to come. We also hope our initiatives resonate beyond women of color and positively contribute to necessary dialogue that advocates for greater equality among all spectrums.
  16. CAMBA
    www.camba.org
    Opportunities include Health information; Internships; Jobs; Summer/after-school activity; Volunteer opportunities
    CAMBA is a non-profit agency that provides services that connect people with opportunities to enhance their quality of life. CAMBA is a community of clients, staff, volunteers, donors, neighbors and partners who work together to build an inclusive New York City, where all children and adults have access to the resources and supports they need to thrive. The following values guide our work and inform our relationships.
  17. CAMBA at Erasmus YABC
    www.camba.org
    Opportunities include College information,  paid Internships & the opportunity to finish their high school diploma in an evening program.
    We are a program whose mission is to encourage young people to earn their high school diploma using different methods of instruction in a social environment that facilitates lifelong learning and self-sufficiency. We work every day, in partnership with CAMBA, to make certain that our students’ educational experience is a positive one. Many of their strengths have gone under-recognized and underutilized. Our students have the courage to walk into our program after facing failure elsewhere, and we are there to empower them to succeed. CAMBA provides students with paid internships, trips and incentives while attending the YABC.
  18. Career Matters
    whitneywooten92.wixsite.com/careermatters/get_involved
    Opportunities include Career training programs; College information; Internships; Jobs.
    Career Matters is designed to assist young adults in New York City, ages 16-24, not enrolled in school, unemployed and face challenges to obtaining meaningful work. We are located in Queens, Staten Island, and Brooklyn NY. Career Matters is a no-cost career advancement initiative that offers New York City young adults who are “out of school” paid internships, industry credentials, High School Equivalency, full scholarships to CUNY Advanced Training programs and job placement assistance. The program is funded by the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and administered by the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development. The program provides companies with industry recognized young adults with hands-on training and work experiences that provides them with career advancement opportunities in a number of New York City’s most viable employment sectors. The Queens and Staten Island sites offer credentialing in Microsoft Office Suite, National Retail Federation, and ServSafe (food handlers). Our Brooklyn program equips youth with the professional and technical skills to enter and succeed in the construction industry. The Brooklyn site offers a full scholarship to CUNY City –tech for a 5-week hands on construction training program!
  19. Caribbean Women’s Health Association Inc.
    www.cwha.org
    Opportunities include Internships, Volunteer opportunities
    Caribbean Women’s Health Association, Inc. mission is to provide high quality comprehensive, culturally appropriate health, immigration and social support services to its diverse community.
  20. Catholic Charities – Brooklyn, Queens  (CCBQ) – Fatherhood Man-Up Program
    www.ccbq.org
    Opportunities include Fatherhood Program Servicing Young Men 16-24.
    The Fatherhood Man-Up Program helps fathers age 16-24 reconnect and strengthen their parental bond with their children. The program works with young fathers to develop essential parenting and important life skills needed to become socially, emotionally, and financially involved in the lives of their children.
  21. Center for Court Innovation – Youth Justice Board
    www.courtinnovation.org/yjb
    Opportunities include Summer/after-school activity
    The Youth Justice Board is an after-school program that brings together young people to study and propose solutions to the public safety challenges that most affect them. Board members serve as a credible voice for youth in the public debate about juvenile justice policy in New York City, providing decision-makers with substantive input from this historically underrepresented group. Each program cycle, a team of 15 to 20 New York City teenagers studies an important issue affecting young people in the city. Participants present their recommendations to key policymakers and then partner with local stakeholders to implement their ideas and make a lasting impact on local policies. Along the way, they participate in intensive training in research and critical thinking, developing skills and gaining leadership experience. The 2016-2017 Youth Justice Board is looking at the relationship between foster care, juvenile, and criminal justice system policies and homelessness for young New Yorkers.
  22. Community Life Brooklyn
    communitylifebk.com
    Opportunities include Internships; Volunteer opportunities
    Community Life is a hyper local print newspaper serving residence of Flatbush, Crown Heights, Bed-Stuy, Ditmas Park & Prospect Lefferts Garden. We’re creating opportunities for neighbors and businesses to interact, explore, and engage with one another.
  23. Concrete Connect Airport Shuttle Service
    www.concreteconnect.nyc
    Opportunities include Internships; Jobs, Volunteer Opportunities
    Concrete Connect Inc. is Brooklyn’s newest and premier airport shuttle transportation service. We offer a safe, reliable, and comfortable shared-ride experience for customers traveling to/from Brooklyn and New York City area airports, all at an affordable price. Concrete Connect was created to provide a convenient and low-cost alternative for airport transportation, which has been lacking in the Brooklyn market.Students can apply for jobs and internships or volunteer opportunities with our company.
  24. Coney Island Amusements – Luna Park
    lunaparknyc.com
    Opportunities include Seasonal Jobs, Internships
    Luna Park is only a few years old but our company operates in the birthplace of amusement parks – Coney Island. Opening in 2010, Luna Park, whose namesake comes from the historical park that operated from 1903 to 1944, was built in a short 100 days. Something cool to note is that we’ve got something new to talk about every year. If you are looking for a reason to apply with our department and organization, think about the crazy, awesome, time-tested destination that Coney Island represents. There is no end to the creativity, look and feel, and programming that Luna Park can generate as the primary fun maker (ok fine, stakeholder) in the area. Use your marketing powers for good; help us connect with New Yorkers in creating smiles, fun, and laughter.
  25. Council of People’s Organization (COPO)
    www.copo.org
    Opportunities include Health information; Career Training; Summer/after-school activity; Volunteer opportunities
    COPO’s mission is to assist low income immigrant families, particularly South Asians and Muslims, to reach their full potential as residents of New York City.  COPO empowers marginalized communities to advocate for their rights and understand their responsibilities as Americans. It helps to build community relations between Muslim and non-Muslim community groups. It works to establish and maintain positive connections between the communities and various government agencies.
  26. CUNY Fatherhood Academy @ Kingsborough Community College
    www.facebook.com/KBCCCFA/
    Opportunities include College information; Internships; Jobs
    CUNY Fatherhood is a High School Equivalency TASC(GED®) preparation program, enhanced with a comprehensive college and work readiness component serving fathers ages 18-30 years old. The 16-week program offers TASC(GED®) classes (Tuesday through Thursday from 9:30am-3:30pm), job readiness training, credit bearing academic courses linked to KBCC, and employment placement assistance. Participants receive supportive counseling and guidance for 16 Weeks. Our 10 week, 2-day a week program provides fathers with college readiness, resume writing, interviewing skills and professional etiquette as well as job coaching and placement in paid internships!
  27. CUNY New York City College of Technology (City Tech)
    www.citytech.cuny.edu
    Opportunities include College information
    As part of the CUNY system, we are New York City’s only public technical college and the largest technical college on the east coast. We are a 4 year senior college based on the 2 + 2 model offering both Bachelor’s and Associate’s Degrees in 72 majors in 37 distinct fields of study. Despite being a technical college, we do not see technical education as solely one based on computer education, but rater see technology in the everyday application of the term. As such, we offer majors in as diverse areas as Computer Technology, Engineering, Design, Science and Healthcare, as well as in Business and Public Service.
  28. Design for Agency
    www.designforagency.com
    Opportunities include Summer/after-school activity; Volunteer opportunities;  A chance to learn new skills while working with neighbors on improving your neighborhood.
    Design for Agency is a design practice that uses collaborative methods to work with neighbors to explore the impact (or agency) they might have with short and long-term issues that most affect their lives.  What is Building Blocks? Building Blocks [working name] is a Design for Agency project that empowers community members to take a greater role in shaping their communities by collaborating on solutions to problems identified by their neighbors and local organizations.
  29. DREAMS YouthBuild
    www.settlementhousingfund.org/dreams_youthbuild.html
    Opportunities include Paid Training in Construction/ Certification Trainings; Career training programs; College information; Health information; Internships; Jobs; Summer/after-school activity; Volunteer opportunities
    DREAMS YouthBuild is a young adult educational & vocational training program. We offer a 10-month comprehensive and community development program; leadership development, Life skills, paid internship, job placement, college placement, multi-track certifications. 10-hr OSHA authorization. YouthBuild AmeriCorps – after students have completed the YouthBuild requirements: Must complete 450 hours of community service; the student will receive $1, 550.00 upon completion of hours; must obtain diploma or HSE.
  30. East Flatbush Village, Inc.
    www.eastflatbushvillage.org
    Opportunities include Career training programs; College information; Health information; Internships;   Jobs
    East Flatbush Village, Inc. is a youth and community based organization committed to providing resources and programming in an effort to take an proactive approach to combating the violence in our communities. Our programs provides wrap around services including but not limited to athletics, arts, and academic support.
  31. Elite Learners Inc.
    elitelearners.org
    Opportunities include Jobs
    Elite Learners, Inc. is a school and community-based organization that provides a variety of wrap-around services to youth and their families within various Brooklyn neighborhoods. Following the dictum of EACH ONE TEACH ONE TO REACH ONE, Our programs offer children the fundamental tools required to achieve S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and the ability to demonstrate the skills required to mentor others. Through Social, Educational, Mental Health, Cultural, Physical and Mentorship Programming, Eli will aid in the positive evolution our youth, and their families, to ensure community advancement.
  32. Fire Department of New York (FDNY)
    www1.nyc.gov/site/fdny/jobs/join.page
    Opportunities include Jobs
    The Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) is the largest Fire Department in the United States and universally is recognized as the world’s busiest and most highly skilled emergency response agency. The Department’s main goal is to provide fire protection and other critical public safety services to residents and visitors in the five boroughs.
  33. Flanbwayan
    www.flanbwayan.org
    Opportunities include Summer/after-school activity
    The Flanbwayan Haitian Literacy Project has assisted hundreds of Haitian newcomer youth in NYC public high schools since 2005. We ensure Haitian newcomer youth 14-21 years old are appropriately placed in high schools that support their ability to remain in school and graduate. Our out of school time programs develop their capacity as productive citizens through youth and leadership development activities.
  34. Flatbush Development Corporation (FDC)
    www.fdconline.org
    Opportunities include Summer/after-school activity; Internships; Jobs; Volunteer opportunities
    People, businesses, and ideas come to Flatbush to bloom and flourish! The diversity and commitment of our community creates energy and passion for progress. FDC is the catalyst and agent of change that ensures that an enhanced quality of life and shared prosperity is a reality for all. We continuously educate and empower the youth and future generations to come. By creating and promoting intra-community events and activities that we all share in, we demonstrate that we can work together, live together and have fun together. Flatbush Development Corporation and the community as a whole work together for the common good, towards a greater understanding of each other, with a mutual respect and shared accountability for all.
  35. Flatbush YMCA
    www.ymcanyc.org/flatbush
    Opportunities include Summer/after-school activity; Volunteer Opportunity; Sports Programs
    We are a powerful association of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility.  We believe that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. That’s why, at the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors throughout the five boroughs to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
  36. Fresh Air Fund
    www.freshair.org
    Opportunities include Summer/after-school activity
    Since 1877, The Fresh Air Fund has provided free summer experiences to more than 1.8 million New York City children from low-income communities. At Fresh Air camps in Fishkill, NY, and with volunteer host families along the East Coast and Southern Canada, Fresh Air kids learn new skills, discover talents, build confidence, make friends and have fun. During the school year, The Fresh Air Fund continues to support students through tutoring, mentoring and leadership programs. Fresh Air children on their first visits stay for one to two weeks, ages seven to 12 for the Friendly Town Program & ages eight through 15 for the sleep away camp.
  37. Generation On
    www.generationon.org
    Opportunities include Summer/after-school activity; Volunteer opportunities
    generationOn support kids and teens in communities across the country and the world, enabling them to participate in on-going service opportunities that help them become caring, compassionate and capable young people while working to improve the communities around them. generationOn supports youth and teens in developing projects that allow them to learn about social issues, take action to address them through service, and reflecting on the difference that service made to themselves, their peers and their community.
  38. Girl Scouts of New York
    www.girlscoutsnyc.org
    Opportunities include Jobs; Volunteer opportunities
    Mission: To build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. Vision: To be the première leadership organization for girls in New York City.
  39. Girls Who Code
    girlswhocode.com
    Opportunities include Summer & After-school activity
    Girls Who Code is a national non-profit that works to inspire, educate, and equip girls with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities. We host free after-school clubs for 6-12th grade girls to use computer science to impact their community and join our sisterhood of supportive peers and role models. We also host a Summer Immersion Program (a FREE 7-week summer program for 10th-11th grade girls to learn 
computer science, get exposure to tech jobs and join a supportive sisterhood of thousands of girls across the US.) In addition to providing a free program, Girls Who Code provides summer stipends to cover transportation and living costs for Summer Immersion Program students! The summer stipend is available for all Summer Immersion Program applicants who qualify. Applications are open until March 17th!
  40. GMACC (Gangstas Making Astronomical Community Changes)
    www.gangstamackin.com
    Opportunities include Gun Violence Prevention services/Gang Prevention.
    G.M.A.C.C. is committed to making positive change by reaching out to residents of all ages in communities ravaged by gun violence and gang activity. By providing tools and resources to young and old alike, G.M.A.C.C. helps people reflect, learn, act and evolve to embrace the healthy, caring, stable individual within, and to transform the surrounding community through positivity and activism. G.M.A.C.C. believes in the power of a healthy body, a nurtured soul and a curious mind; we believe that our past mistakes offer critical stepping stones from which to learn and teach. We want to help people draw on their innate intelligence while understanding their emotions in order to transform negative behaviors into positive achievement. G.M.A.C.C. founder, Shanduke Mcphatter, believes that cooperation and fellowship can triumph over intimidation and negativity. By working together, we can be better selves and create stronger communities.
  41. Good Shepherd Services: Rebound Program
    www.goodshepherds.org
    Opportunities include Career training programs; College information; Health information; Internships; Jobs; Summer/after-school activity; Volunteer opportunities
    Rebound is an innovative work readiness program that uses the game of basketball to help youth focus on their future and prepare them for careers and college. The program targets young people between the ages of 17 to 24 who are either unemployed, disconnected from school and community engagement, or have been involved in the justice system. The sports-based program prepares youth to become work ready, by developing interview skills, proper work communication, professionalism, and time management skills. In addition to basketball drills, Rebound program participants attend workshops that build these skills and also focus on teamwork, conflict resolution, and commitment. Rebound has two programs, located in East New York and Red Hook, Brooklyn. The aim is to target and assist high-need communities where youth and families face many challenges. Since creating the program in 2014, 9 out of 10 program participants have found jobs or accessed opportunities to further their education.
  42. Groundswell Mural Program
    www.groundswell.nyc
    Opportunities include College information; Jobs; Summer/after-school activity
    Groundswell brings together artists, youth, and community organizations through our Scaffold Up! model to use art as a tool for social change, for a more just and equitable world. Our projects beautify neighborhoods, engage youth in societal and personal transformation, and give expression to ideas and perspectives that are underrepresented in the public dialogue. Groundswell’s flagship program, The Summer Leadership Institute (SLI), is a summer job training program for up to 100 youth. Teams of youth spend summer working with professional artists and community-based organizations, learning job skills and creating public art for their neighborhoods.
  43. HEAT Program – SUNY Downstate Teen Health Program
    www.heatprogram.org
    Opportunities include Internships
    The Health & Education Alternatives for Teens (HEAT) Program is a one stop shop full service clinic that focuses on the special needs of youth ages 13-24. All of our services are free, confidential and comprehensive. Set in a youth friendly atmosphere, HEAT removes the barriers that youth often face accessing health care services. HEAT was founded in 1991, making it the first of it’s kind in Brooklyn & the most experienced.
  44. Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy
    Opportunities include Summer/after-school activity; Volunteer opportunities
    ifetayo.org
    Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy is dedicated to supporting the creative, educational and vocational development of youth and families of African descent in Flatbush, Brooklyn and surrounding communities. Ifetayo encompasses six integrated programs that serve over 2,000 students annually through our on-site academic and literacy training classes, performing, martial and visual arts classes, personal skills development, community development, cultural heritage classes, socially responsible art making and an additional 5,000 youth and families through our affiliated programming and public performances. In addition, we provide social services to our students and their families either directly or through referrals to strategic partners. We encourage our students and their families to be leaders and work collectively for the benefit of their respective communities and the larger global community.
  45. Indie Creative Network
    www.indiecreativenetwork.com

    Opportunities include
    Career training programs; Internships; Summer/after-school activity; Volunteer opportunities
    Indie Creative Network effortlessly provides a space for people to plug in to Black and Brown culture. As a hub for local influencers in Black and Brown communities across the world, YOU have the ability to peer in to the culture and conversation happening in at your leisure. Whether you’re looking for new Music, love Talk podcasts, or just want to laugh at short videos, Indie Creative Network‘s collection of Independent content can take YOU on a grand tour, through the eyes of creatives in the Black and Brown Diaspora.
  46. Madison Boys & Girls Club – Murphy Clubhouse
    www.madisonsquare.org
    Opportunities include College information, Internships, Jobs, Summer/after-school activity, Volunteer opportunities
    Madison Square Boys & Girls Club is a non-profit youth development organization that provided after-school programming to inner city youth. The mission of Madison Square Boys & Girls Club is to save and enhance the lives of New York City boys and girls who by reason of economic or social factors are most in need of its services.
  47. Medgar Evers College Oasis Beacon
    www.medgareverscollege.edu
    Opportunities include Summer/after-school activity
    We are an After School Program and Summer Camp who services children in Brownsville, Ocean Hill and other areas in Brooklyn. We are dedicated to providing multi cultural arts to the children such as dance, ,martial arts, poetry, basketball and even provide mentoring services to the youth. Our focus is to provide these services to the children so they may have an outlet and a safe haven where they feel like they belong.
  48. Mentor New York
    www.mentornewyork.org
    Opportunities include Mentoring
    Mentor New York fuels quality mentoring relationships that bring a caring adult with children in need through safe, effective mentoring programs throughout New York State.
  49. Mont Lawn Camp
    www.bowery.org/mlc
    Opportunities include Internships; Jobs; Summer/after-school activity
    Mont Lawn Camp provides children and youth ages 6-17 a week-long respite from the city in a safe place where kids can be kids. Mont Lawn also provides a 10 week paid job/internship for young adults age 18+ to work as counselors, specialists, and support staff. At Mont Lawn kids can grow, learn, play and be challenged in ways they never imagined. Mont Lawn offers youth opportunities for adventure through camping trips, rope courses and climbing walls; creativity through our dance, arts & craft, and music programs; health and wellness through cooking classes; and opportunities for a new perspective on life through programs in Chapel and interaction with our summer counselors.
  50. National Youth Organization of Pakistan
    www.nyopngo.org
    Opportunities include Career training programs, Internships, Summer/after-school activity, Volunteer opportunities
    Brooklyn Rebuild Immigrant Communities & Knowledge ( BRICK ) has been providing English literacy classes at community center twice a week — on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 12pm. BRICK’s program is the first literacy center in our area targeted specifically at Pakistani immigrant women. It also serves as a place of discussion for its students, many of whom never went to school in Pakistan and did not learn to read and write in their own language.
  51. Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)
    nfte.com
    Opportunities include Career training programs, Internships, Summer/after-school activity, Volunteer opportunities
    The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship’s mission is to provide programs that inspire young people from low-income communities to stay in school, to recognize business opportunities and to plan for successful futures. By teaching the entrepreneurial mindset, NFTE provides young people with tools and attitudes to overcome adversity and address future personal, economic, community and global challenges. NFTE has worked with more than 700,000 young people from low-income communities in programs across the U.S. and around the world. NFTE NY Metro works with over 35 schools across the NY/Westchester/CT region and also operates three different summer programs equipping students with the entrepreneurial mindset in shorter bursts of time. Over the course of a year or a semester, every NFTE student develops a business plan and pitch based on an original business idea – learning career skills and building confidence along the way. NFTE students receive support from mentors as they develop and/or launch their businesses, and have access to other benefits such as competition prizes, internships, and college scholarships.
  52. New York Aquarium – Wildlife Conservation Society
    www.nyaquarium.org/docents
    Opportunities include Volunteer opportunities
    Volunteers with the Education Department at the NY Aquarium aid in the mission of WCS, by engaging with and educating Aquarium guests of all ages. We offer many ways to volunteer with flexible scheduling and various commitment levels. For those interested in volunteering with the us at the New York Aquarium, You must be at least 15 years of age or older. Our programs are also a great match for many high school and college/grad students, working and retired adults, and seniors.
  53. New York Cares
    www.newyorkcares.org/youth-volunteering
    Opportunities include Volunteer opportunities; Summer/after-school activity
    New York Cares seeks to meet pressing community needs by mobilizing caring New Yorkers in volunteer service. Our service opportunities for teens are designed to get high school students actively engaged in their communities. Whether they’re seeking to fulfill community service requirements for graduation, increase their awareness of issues in New York City, or looking for a fun way to spend a Saturday, we have hundreds of opportunities to choose from.
  54. New York Road Runners
    www.nyrr.org
    Opportunities include Health information; Internships; Summer/after-school activity; Volunteer opportunities
    Over the past 55-plus years, we have grown from a local running club to a global champion of the running movement. We are the world’s premier community running organization, and our efforts and events serve all runners and active individuals, from beginners to professional athletes: the young, the elderly, and the underserved of all abilities. We impact the lives of over 430,000 people annually, from New Yorkers throughout the five boroughs to runners around the world, through a wide variety of events and programs for people of all ages and abilities. Together with the help of all of NYRR’s members, supporters, participants, and partners, we’re working hard to fulfill our mission of giving all people everywhere a reason to run. Today, tomorrow, and for life.
  55. New York School of Career and Applied Studies (NYSCAS) at Touro College
    http://nyscas.touro.edu
    Opportunities include College information
    At the New York School of Career and Applied Studies (NYSCAS), we offer high-quality, professionally-oriented degree programs and hands-on career preparation to get you on the path to success. We serve students of all backgrounds, offering them one-on-one guidance and support as we help them develop the real-world skills they need to succeed.
  56. New York State Unified Court System
    www.nycourts.gov
    Opportunities include Technology/Computer and Software Engineering; Internships, Volunteer Opportunity
    The New York State Unified Court System is the judicial branch of the Government of New York, comprising all the courts of the State of New York, including the Court of Appeals, the Appellate Division, the State Supreme Court and the local courts. Opportunities in the court system are available at all levels.
  57. Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW)
    www.new-nyc.org
    Opportunities include Career training programs
    Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW) prepares, trains, and places women in careers in the skilled construction, utility, and maintenance trades, helping women achieve economic independence and a secure future. At the same time, NEW provides a pipeline of qualified workers to the industries that build, move, power, green and maintain New York.
  58. Npower Technology Service Corps
    www.npower.org
    Opportunities include Career training programs, Internships, Jobs, Volunteer opportunities
    NPower mobilizes the tech community and provides individuals, nonprofits and schools opportunities to build tech skills and achieve their potential. Our Tech Fundamentals program prepares participants to begin careers in the field of information technology by offering free technical classes, mentoring from business leaders, paid internships, career development workshops at leading corporations and nonprofits, industry-recognized certifications, job placement services and access to a robust alumni network. More than 80% of our alumni are employed or pursuing higher education within one year of graduation.
  59. NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS)
    nyc.gov/dcas
    Opportunities include Jobs
    City Government is filled with opportunities form nearly every occupation. With so many diverse positions, talented individuals who want to grow their careers while serving their communities can make an important difference. As the largest local government in the United States with over 300,000 employees and 80 Agencies, you can find your interest in the City of New York. Human Capital (HC) services in the DCAS oversees the civil service process for the City of New York. HC develops, validates, administers and rates civil service exams.
  60. NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD)
    www1.nyc.gov/site/dycd/about/about-dycd/about-dycd.page
    Opportunities include Career training programs, Jobs, Summer/after-school activities.
    The New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) invests in a network of community-based organizations and programs to alleviate the effects of poverty and to provide opportunities for New Yorkers and communities to flourish. DYCD supports New York City youth and their families by funding a wide range of high-quality youth and community development programs, including: After School, Community Development, Family Support, Literacy Services, Youth Services & Youth Workforce Development.
  61. NYC Emergency Management
    http://www.nyc.gov/oem
    Opportunities include Volunteer Opportunities
    We are a city agency that provides volunteer opportunities for those over the age of 18. We also provide information for families on how to be prepared for different emergencies throughout New York City and will provide guides, resources and materials suitable for all ages.
  62. NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA)
    www1.nyc.gov/site/immigrants/index.page
    Opportunities include Volunteer opportunities with the Mayor’s Office.
    MOIA Immigration services and programs include IDNYC, Action NYC and We are NY.
  63. NYC Parks Department Computer Resource Centers
    http://www.nycgovparks.org/crc/recyouth
    Opportunities include Career training programs; Summer/after-school activity; Volunteer opportunities
    Computer Resource Centers (CRCs) are located within NYC Parks Recreation Centers and provide free digital learning resources for center members of all ages and abilities. Starting with one public computer lab at Al Smith Recreation Center in 1997, there are now CRCs throughout the five boroughs. CRCs aim to increase community technology resources through providing internet access and technology education in New York City communities.
  64. NYPD 70th Precinct Auxiliary Unit
    www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/html/careers/auxiliary_police.shtml
    Opportunities  include Volunteer opportunities.
    The NYPD Auxiliary Program consists of community members from all walks of life that volunteer to bridge the gap between the police department and their communities.
  65. NYPD Explorers
    www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/html/community_affairs/youth_programs_explorers
    Opportunities include College information, Internships, Jobs, Volunteer opportunities.
    Law Enforcement Exploring is a community service, career-oriented program designed to educate young men and women, ages 14-20, about Law Enforcement. Exploring reaches out to New York City’s young adults in every community to help build up relations between the community and New York City Police Department.  Explorers are taught the importance of higher education, self discipline, and respect for authority while they actively participate in community service projects and other Exploring events.
  66. NYPD Recruitment Section
    www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/html/careers/careers.shtml
    Opportunities include Jobs.
    We will be recruiting for many career opportunities for both full time and part time positions such as police officers, school safety officers, traffic agents and school crossing guards.
  67. Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow
    obtjobs.org
    Opportunities include Career training programs, Internships, Jobs.
    Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow services youth ages 17 – 24 who are either in need of employment, their high school equivalency diploma and college access services. By combining services like counseling, workforce development training, academic support and employment opportunities, Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow builds productive, self-sufficient and financially secure adults from the ground up.
  68. Osborne Association
    www.osborneny.org
    Opportunities include Life Skill Opportunities
    The Osborne Association serves young people with a currently or formerly incarcerated parent. The program’s goals include helping youth feel positively about themselves and see a bright future, not limited by their parent’s incarceration; have healthy relationships with caring adults and peers; increase their awareness of educational and career options; lead responsible, meaningful, contributing lives. Programs for all ages exist including Children and Youth Services  (ages 5-13);  Youth Experience Success! (YES!) (ages 13-18); The Youth Action Council (YAC) (ages 15-18); Video Visiting & Family Ties programs (ages 21 – under.)  All programs feature Recreational Activities & field trips include bowling, painting pottery, ice skating, apple picking, cooking classes, picnics, and more; in addition to advocacy and support for children, parents and caregivers.
  69. Per Scholas
    Opportunities include Career training programs; Internships; Jobs
    www.PerScholas.org
    Per Scholas was founded more than 20 years ago with a mission to open doors to transformative technology careers for individuals from often overlooked communities. We accomplish this mission today by: CREATING OPPORTUNITY
    (For people who work hard, we create real opportunities to build better lives for themselves and their families); CLOSING THE SKILLS DIVIDE (We prepare smart, dedicated people to work in key technical roles, always designing our courses in response to what employers tell us they need); ACHIEVING DIVERSITY (We are building a more diverse technical workforce by creating on-ramps for women and people of color, groups staggeringly underrepresented in IT employment today. 90% of our students are people of color, a third are women and a third are disconnected young adults.)
  70. Police Athletic League (PAL)
    www.palnyc.org
    Opportunities include Internships; Jobs; Summer/after-school activity; Volunteer opportunities
    PAL is New York City’s largest independent youth development not-for-profit organization. We operate diverse programs from Head Start, Day Care and Universal Pre-K programs; to elementary and middle school after-school programs; and summer day camps and summer Playstreets. We run evening teen centers; and college readiness programs, as well as youth employment, juvenile justice programs. Competitive and recreational sports for children of all ages is a cornerstone of our youth development strategy. In its over a century of service, PAL is continuing its evolution and remains a vibrant and vital New York City institution. The Police Athletic League, together with NYPD and the law enforcement community, supports and inspires New York City youth to realize their full individual potential as productive members of society.
  71. Project SAFE (NYU Lutheran Family Health Center)
    prysafe.com
    Opportunities include Health information; Internships; Summer/after-school activity
    Project SAFE of NYU Lutheran Family Health Centers has been providing teen leadership and HIV peer education programming since 1989 at the Project Reach Youth site in Brooklyn. Project SAFE trains youth between the ages of 14 and 19 to provide life-saving information to their peers through workshops, performances, and community outreach. Project SAFE provides youth with the support and the opportunities they need to not only avoid risky behaviors, but to develop to their full potential and become agents of change in their communities.
  72. Prospect Park Zoo – WCS
    www.prospectparkzoo.com
    Opportunities include Summer/after-school activity; Volunteer opportunities.
    The Prospect Park Zoo is part of the Wildlife Conservation Society. WCS saves wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, conservation action, education, and inspiring people to value nature. At the Prospect Park Zoo, volunteers educate visitors of all ages about wildlife and conservation through hands-on age appropriate activities. Teen and young adult volunteers can also learn about career opportunities involving animals and education as they volunteer.
  73. Reality Check
    nycsmokefree.org/programs/student-engagement
    Opportunities include Career training programs; Health information; Internships; Summer/after-school activity; Volunteer opportunities.
    Reality Check, a student engagement and youth action component of NYC Smoke-Free, is a student led, adult supported, statewide program for youth between the ages of 13 through 18 to address tobacco control initiatives. Students who join NYC Smoke-Free’s Reality Check program participate and lead activities and events to help expose the tobacco industry and reduce the number of teens that initiate smoking.
  74. Reel Works Teen Film Making
    www.reelworks.org
    Opportunities include Internships; Summer/after-school activity; Documentary film making workshops
    Reel Works provides free filmmaking programs for NYC Youth. Using a unique, one-on-one mentoring model, we challenge at-risk youth to tell their stories and have their voices heard. In turn, they build vital skills of literacy, leadership and self-confidence to create productive futures.
  75. ServiceWorks
    www.pointsoflight.org/programs/serviceworks
    Opportunities include Career training programs; College information; Summer/after-school activity; Volunteer opportunities
    ServiceWorks is a program that helps 16-24 year olds develop a plan for greater success and a volunteer/service ethic that builds skills and connections for college and career readiness. ServiceWorks uses Skill Building, Volunteering, and Success Coaching to accomplish this mission. Youth who volunteer at least one hour a week are 50% less likely to be involved in destructive behaviors. Additionally, those who volunteer gain greater job readiness skills through career exploration.
  76. South Bronx Job Corps
    jobcorps.org
    Opportunities include Career training programs; College information; Health information; Internships; Jobs; Summer/after-school activity
    At South Bronx Job Corps, students receive the skills needed to succeed in today’s workforce – at no cost to them or their families! If you are looking for a better quality of life and are willing to dedicate yourself to our life changing program, South Bronx Job Corps is the place for you! In addition to academic training, South Bronx Job Corps provides career technical training in several areas. Our Career Technical Training program aims to give you marketable skills necessary to obtain a job that will start you on a promising career path. Programs include Building Construction Technology, Clinical Medical Assistant, Computer Technician A+, Computer Technician Network +, Culinary Arts, Office Administration, Security and Protective Services, Off-Center Training Program, Health Care.
  77. St. Nicks Alliance
    www.stnicksalliance.org/workforce
    Opportunities include Career training programs; College information; Health information; Internships; Jobs; Summer/after-school activity
    St. Nicks Alliance seeks to transform lives of low- and moderate-income people through employment, education, housing, and health care. We do this by delivering impactful services with measurable outcomes to children, teens, adults, and the elderly. St. Nicks Alliance supports teens by providing opportunities for academic success, work experience, and college and career preparation. St. Nicks Alliance works with 2,500 children annually in a network of more than 20 after-school and summer camp sites to increase the number of neighborhood children who succeed in school.
  78. The Door
    www.door.org
    Opportunities include Arts/Music/Dance; Jobs; Career training programs; College information; Health information; Internships; Volunteer opportunities.
    The Door’s mission is to empower young people to reach their potential by providing comprehensive youth development services in a diverse and caring environment. Since 1972, The Door has helped a diverse and rapidly growing population of disconnected youth in New York City gain the tools they need to become successful, in school, work and in life. While we pride ourselves on offering all of our services under one roof, The Door is also focused on impacting the lives of young people throughout the city – and the world – and, as such, has served as a model for other, similar organizations locally, nationally and internationally. As the needs of New York City youth continue to shift and change, we work hard to shift our services in response.
  79. The Farm on Adderley
    www.thefarmonadderley.com
    Opportunities include Jobs
    The Farm on Adderley is a popular farm-to-table restaurant opened for over 10 years in Ditmas Park. We have the fortunate opportunity to serve our high quality, clean food to thousands of people attending Celebrate Brooklyn, a summer music concert series in Prospect Park. Listen to great music working under the stars at the Prospect Park Bandshell in an exciting, fast-pace, team-oriented job for The Farm on Adderley this summer. Training will be provided for kitchen, register and serving positions.
  80. THEO (Teens Helping Each Other)
    www.theoprogram.org
    Opportunities include Health Information
    THEO is the peer leadership initiative of The Adolescent Education Program (AEP) at SUNY Downstate. THEO’s mission is to empower youth to achieve and maintain good health, set and achieve academic goals, and serve their community. THEO strives to prevent new cases of HIV infection, Sexually Transmitted Infections and unplanned pregnancies, while promoting healthy productive lives for young people.
  81. Trail Blazers Camps
    www.trailblazers.org
    Opportunities include Internships, Jobs, Summer/after-school activity
    Since 1887, Trail Blazers has helped young people develop the skills and values necessary for living healthy and productive lives, through outdoor adventure, leadership and after school programming. Our outdoor experiential programs incorporate open play and environmental education in order to build connections between youth and the environment. We offer Day Camps in Prospect Park (PreK-5th grade), as well as Sleepaway Camps and Leadership Programs at our 1000 acre site in New Jersey.
  82. Unity Youth Leadership and Cultural Arts Inc
    unityyouthleadership@gmail.com
    Opportunities include Career training programs; Career training programs; College information; Health information; Internships; Jobs; Summer/after-school activity
    Unity Youth Leadership and Cultural Arts Inc. is a nonprofit that seeks to uplift the self- esteem, attitudes, and quality of life of youth and adults of various ethnic backgrounds. By providing youth with activities, education, and employment opportunities we believe that individuals can achieve their goals. Unity would like to participate by providing young adults with opportunities that they may not be aware of. Unity would also like to solicit interns to assist with upcoming projects.
  83. viBe Theater Experience
    vibetheater.org
    Opportunities include Career training programs; College information; Health information; Internships; Jobs; Summer/after-school activity; Volunteer opportunities
    viBe works to empower underserved teenage girls to write and perform original theater, video and music about the real-life issues they face daily. We provide a safe, creative space for under-served girls to express their voices, take on challenges and gain the self-confidence necessary to succeed personally, artistically and academically. viBe empowers girls through intensive, free programs, which engage and inspire them to write, create, publish, direct and perform personal and truthful collaborative theater and music.
  84. YearUp New York
    www.yearup.org
    Opportunities include Career training programs; Internships
    Our program combines hands-on skills development, courses eligible for college credit, and corporate internships to prepare students for success in professional careers and higher education. The free, one-year program includes 6 months professional training in IT, Financial Operations, Sales & Customer Support, or Business Operations; 6 month corporate internship with a respected company. Coursework eligible for college credit. Weekly educational stipend throughout the program. Guidance and support from a staff advisor and professional mentor.

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