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Youth Design Center

We are a youth-led design agency and innovation hub based in Brooklyn. We provide trainings, workshops, and volunteer opportunities for young people interested in getting into design and tech careers. ALL of our programs are FREE and often offer stipends at the completion of the cohort.

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Youth – New York State Department of Labor

NYSDOL offers many services, throughout NYS, for and with youth including: training, career services, education supports, tax incentives, supportive services and work preparation. We also maintain CareerZone, a career development delivery system that is free-to-the-user.

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Shifterr connects hospitality employers to local talent looking to fill shifts. Ultimately, we provide professional development and training to jobseekers.

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Brooklyn Transition and College Access Centers – Department of Education

The Transition and College Access Centers (TCACs) are devoted to ensuring that students with disabilities are prepared for postsecondary life experiences. TCACs support schools and families by facilitating a seamless transition for students from school to adult life in preparation to be productive members of society. In addition to college readiness resources and supports, these centers will also facilitate diverse work-based learning opportunities for students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs).

Transition means preparing students for adult life. Whether it’s preparing to attend college, enter the workforce, or live independently for the first time, TCACs exist to help students with IEPs achieve their goals, and support families and school staff in planning for their students’ life after high school. Work-based Learning programs provide opportunities for students to gain real-life work experience through internships and employment. Training Opportunities Program (TOP) helps students participate in internships.

The TCAC Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) offers youth between the ages of 14 and 21 participate in paid employment for up to six weeks in July and August. For more information visit or call the Brooklyn TCAC at 718-804-6790.

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Civic Engagement Commission

“In November 2018, New York City voters approved three ballot initiatives proposed by the 2018 Charter Revision Commission. This established the NYC CEC, which can be found in Chapter 76 of the NYC Charter. The Commission will:

1) Run a citywide participatory budgeting program with guidance from a participatory budgeting advisory committee;

2) Partner with community-based organizations and civic leaders, increase awareness of City services, and assist New York City agencies in developing civic engagement initiatives;

3) Develop a plan to consider the language access needs of limited English proficient New Yorkers with regards to the Commission’s programs and services and provide language interpreters at poll sites by the 2020 general election, with advice from a language assistance advisory committee; and

4) Provide assistance to community boards.”

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Council of Peoples Organization

We offer volunteer and internship Opportunities for young people who are interested in helping in COPO’s Older Adult Center, SNAP Services, Health Insurance Services, Immigration Services, Food Pantry Distribution, Mental Health Support Services, ESL/ Citizenship classes, etc.

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Elite Learners Inc.

Elite Learners, Inc. is a school and community-based organization providing athletic, educational, and mentorship programming to youth, their families to build community leaders. This year (2020) has seen us provide anti-violence initiatives in the Brownsville and Flatbush area of Brooklyn, a community kitchen for the at risk and elderly and our schooling programming have moved virtual. Our goal is to build a community support system that will positively impact our future generations. We envision a community of mentors who partner with our youth, improve the neighborhood, and create socially, emotionally, and mentally prepared leaders. For more information, watch the video below and visit Email [email protected] with any questions.

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