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YouthBuild has a large footprint throughout the 5 boroughs and Long Island, learn about each location and consider enrolling at the site that's most convenient for you.

Bronx

Bronx

New Settlement Apartments – “YouthBuild New Settlement”

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New Settlement YouthBuild is an educational and job training program specifically designed for young adults between the ages of 17.5 to 24, who have faced barriers in accessing education and employment opportunities. The program is located in the Mt. Eden district of the Bronx and operates year-round on a full-time basis.The program offers a range of services and training components to help the participants develop skills and prepare for the workforce such as GED classes, national training skills components in construction and carpentry skills, healthcare career  training, customer service and hospitality training, leadership development,  Job Readiness Training, building custodian and porter certification, intensive case management and referrals to social services for participants in need. Overall, New Settlement YouthBuild aims to empower young adults by providing them with education, job training, and essential life skills to overcome barriers and succeed in both their personal and professional lives. 

Address

1484 Inwood Ave (Entrance on 172nd Street)
Bronx, NY 10452

newsettlement.org/youthbuild/

Contact

Roman Woodson
YouthBuild Director

347-678-1411
r.woodson@newsettlement.org

South Bronx Overall Economic Development Organization, Inc. (SoBRO) – “YouthBuild SoBRO”

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 SoBro was founded in 1972 by a group of business executives and community leaders. Their mission was urgent: to reverse the flight of businesses and jobs from the South Bronx. This was the first and most fundamental step toward rebuilding a community that had suffered from decades of disinvestment. But as SoBro evolved, it became clear that community revitalization required a multifaceted effort.

Address

555 Bergen Avenue
Bronx, NY 10455

https://www.sobro.org

Contact

Jacqueline Guzman
YouthBuild Assistant Director

718-292-7618
jguzman@sobro.org

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Brooklyn

Cypress Hill LDC/ Antioch Development Corporation – “Dreams YouthBuild”

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DREAMS YouthBuild & Young Adult Training Program is a Brooklyn-based alternative school and vocational training program that enables unemployed, out-of-school young men and women, ages 16-24, to obtain their high school equivalency diplomas, develop tangible job skills, secure employment, and purse high education via college or vocational school. The program offers paid construction and healthcare training to students, providing them with valuable skills and certification from the National Center for Construction Education and Research (construction) and Prometric (health care), while helping to rehabilitate affordable housing in their community.  Since 2011, the program has also provided services to young adults involved in the juvenile and criminal justice systems, including job training in green construction, technology, and healthcare-related services. Since the program began in 2006, DREAMS YouthBuild has successfully engaged over 500 opportunity youth from Crown Heights/Bedford Stuyvesant and surrounding neighborhoods in becoming Dedicated, Responsible, Educated, Accountable, Motivated and Self-Sufficient.

Address

276 Chestnut Street
Brooklyn, NY
11208

Contact

Peter Rodriguez
Associate Director of Programs & Ops

646-450-8214
peterr@cypresshills.org

St. Nicks Alliance -“North Brooklyn YouthBuild”

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St. Nicks Alliance's mission is to bring about positive transformations in the lives of individuals with low and moderate incomes through a multi-faceted approach. Their efforts encompass various areas to create a holistic impact on the community. By providing employment-related services and opportunities, St. Nicks Alliance aims to help individuals secure stable jobs and improve their financial situations.  St. Nicks also recognizes education as a crucial pathway to empowerment and offers educational support to help individuals reach their full potential. Affordable and stable housing is a cornerstone of well-being, and St. Nicks Alliance works to provide housing solutions that improve the living conditions of low- and moderate-income individuals. Along with housing accessibility St. Nicks also provides access to quality health care, ensuring that individuals have the necessary resources for their well-being. Overall, St.Nicks Alliance sees itself as an integral part of the community, playing a significant role in creating positive and sustainable change in the lives of low- and moderate-income individuals and the community at large.

 


 

Address

790 Broadway 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY
11206

www.stnicksalliance.org

Contact

Aniee Alves-Willis
YouthBuild Director

718-388-5454
aalveswillis@stnicksalliance.org

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Long Island

United Way of Greater NY –“YouthBuild Long Island”

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United Way of Long Island advances the common good, creating opportunities for a better life for all by focusing on three key building blocks; health, education and financial stability. It is their priority to create equity across Long Island by investing in partnerships, helping the most vulnerable and at risk through organizations and programs that demonstrate raising the bar for fairness and equal access to services. United Way of Long Island provides a united solution and impact, fighting for families across Long Island.

Address

Hempstead & Deer Park

819 Grand Boulevard
Deer Park, NY 11729

www.unitedwayli.org

Contact

Jenette Adams
YouthBuild Director

631-355-3666
jadams@UnitedwayLI.org

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Manhattan

Youth Action Programs & Homes, Inc. –
“Youth Action YouthBuild”

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Youth Action YouthBuild (YAYB) has a clear and impactful mission and vision centered around empowering young people in New York City. Youth Action YouthBuild (YAYB) is committed to building a strong community of both young individuals and adults throughout New York City. This community is characterized by their shared dedication to taking control of their lives and shaping their own paths. The organization envisions itself as a go-to and essential resource for "opportunity youth" in New York City. These are young individuals facing critical moments in their lives who might be at risk of being overlooked or underserved by society. YAYB aims to fill this gap and ensure that no young person falls through the cracks of societal support systems. YAYB's mission emphasizes building a supportive community of both youth and adults. This collective approach recognizes the strength in numbers and the power of shared experiences. By fostering a sense of community, YAYB encourages young individuals to take responsibility for their own lives and futures.

Address

206 East 118th Street
New York, NY 10035

https://www.youthaction.nyc

Contact

Daniel Garcia
Director of Programs

212-860-8170 ext.39
dgarcia@yayb.org

Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation – “YouthBuild NMIC”

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YouthBuild is a paid vocational training and GED program for NYC young adults.   YouthBuild works in partnership with The Department of Education's (DOE) - Pathways to Graduation (P2G) to help participants earn their High School diploma, access to the DOE's career and college programs, and receive other wrap-around services. Participants will also participate in employment readiness workshops and work towards certifications in Microsoft Office. Job placement assistance is available.

Candidates can earn up to $500 in a monthly stipend based on attendance, as well as additional incentives for completing certifications, obtaining a high school equivalency diploma and more.

Candidates Must Meet the Following Requirements:
• Between the ages of 17-24 (must be turning 18 by June of 2024)
• No high school diploma/equivalency
• Not currently in school
• New York City resident
• Able to commit to 5 months of full-time in person training and instruction:
• Monday-Thursday 9:00am-3pm, Friday 9:00am-12:30pm

 

Address

45 Wadsworth Avenue, 4 Fl
New York, NY 10033

www.nmic.org/youthbuild/

Contact

Micharey Almanzar
YouthBuild Director

(212) 822-8300 ext. 465
MichareyAlmanzar@nmic.org

SUNY Manhattan Educational Opportunity Center – “YouthBuild MEOC”

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MEOC academic and career training programs and services are offered at no charge to qualifying New York State residents.The faculty and staff at MEOC have created a warm learning environment that gives everyone a fresh start.Their  only requirement is that students be as committed to their own success as we are. If you haven’t finished high school or want to improve your English, we have programs for you. Check out the free academic programs we offer such as: English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), High School Equivalency Preparation and College Prep. 

We offer free career training programs such as: Certified Electronic Health Records, Certified EKG Training, Certified Medical Administrative Assistant, Certified Phlebotomy Training, Certified Nursing Assistant, Direct Support Professional, Hospitality Training, Security Officer Training, OSHA 30-Hour for Construction, Certified Microsoft® Office and Civil Service Exam Preparation. 

Address

163 West 125th Street, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10027

Contact

Anthony Watson
YouthBuild Director

anthony.watson@man.eoc.cuny.edu

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Queens

Queens Community House –“YouthBuild Queens”

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Queens Community House (QCH) is a multi-service settlement house that plays a pivotal role in serving the diverse communities of Queens. YouthBuild QCH is committed to promoting the well-being of residents of all ages, backgrounds, and identities, while also contributing to the overall vitality of the borough. Queens Community House's mission is to empower individuals and families by equipping them with the necessary tools to enhance their lives and foster the growth of healthy and inclusive communities.QCH recognizes QCH takes a holistic approach to addressing the needs of the community. This involves not only addressing immediate needs but also recognizing and addressing the broader barriers that might hinder personal, family, and community stability.

Address

108-69 62nd Drive
Forest Hills, Queens 11375

https://www.qchnyc.org

Contact

Alexandria Sumpter-Delves
Director of Workforce Dev

347-571-0000, Ext.315
asumpterdelves@qchnyc.org

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Staten Island

Central Family Life Center –“YouthBuild IMPACT"

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"The mission of The Central Family Life Center is to provide Staten Island individuals including children, seniors, at risk youth and families of varying backgrounds with the needed services, programs and opportunities to improve their overall well-being. Our vision is to provide our diverse communities with opportunities to rebuild and improve their quality of life. Our goal is to promote self-reliant, emotionally and physically balanced environments through programming focused on education, training, counseling, job placement, leadership, and much more. We seek to partner with all groups, organizations, and agencies that will help to accomplish our mission"

Address

330 St. Marks Place
Staten Island, NY 10301

www.youthbuildimpact.org

Contact

Liz Morgan
YouthBuild Director

718-273-8414 ext. 300
lizcmorgan@gmail.com

Apply

For more information or to apply please call: 718-273-8414 ext. 8

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