New York City's historic Gracie Mansion hosted nine visitors from the Parent Empowerment Program (PEP), an initiative that helps young parents who are out of school to receive academic, vocational, and soft-skills training to support their placement in employment. Six PEP participants and three of their children were guests of the Gracie Mansion Conservancy, touring the two-century old building and learning about its transformation from a merchant's estate into the official residence of the Mayor of New York City. At the end of the tour, participants gathered in the ballroom for a ceremony celebrating their accomplishments. Click to learn more about PEP.
Public Works Partners developed this case study that examines the Center's approach, assesses our results, and explores potential new directions for the future. Click to read the full case study.
New York City can be a great place for young people looking to jumpstart their career through an internship that opens doors into exciting fields and top companies. But all too often, students—especially from lower-income households—struggle to take advantage of the many internship opportunities available to them.
In May 2015, the Center for Youth Employment was tasked by Mayor de Blasio and First Lady McCray with supporting 100,000 early career opportunities for youth by 2020. It was an ambitious goal—75% growth in 5 years. Now, two years ahead of schedule, the City has exceeded that goal. Click to read the press release.
CareerLift provider Seedco is recruiting young adults ages 18-24 for job placement and retention support for youth interested in jobs in the food industry. Youth receive food sector training, placement, and retention and advancement support for two years after initial job placement. Referral agencies and youth can reach out to Alex Breen at Seedco (ABreen1@seedco.org) for more information.
CYE's Playbook provides employers with the tools and strategies to implement high quality internship programs. Click to learn more.