Together, we can build a strong, homegrown talent pool for NYC

CYE Teen

Our young people need your support to compete in the 21st century economy.


Ladders for Leaders, the NYCEDC and CFDA

Partnering to connect the fashion sector to local, high-achieving high school and college students

How do you ensure that New York City remains at the forefront of the global fashion economy? One strategy being implemented by the NYC Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), and the Center for Youth Employment (CYE) is to build and cultivate a local, thriving talent pipeline. The three organizations have combined efforts to introduce a wide array of programs intended to introduce NYC’s youth to the fashion sector and create pathways for local employment within the industry.