CUNY ASAP (Accelerated Study for Associate Program)
The CUNY ASAP program provides extensive support to help students and working adults complete Associate's Degree.
CUNY Performance Based Scholarship
The Performance Based Scholarship is a part of a larger, multi-state MDRC project. This initiative offers monetary compensation to students for successful course completion while enrolled at the Borough Manhattan and Hostos Community Colleges.
CUNY Prep: CUNY Preparatory Transitional High School
A model program that offers out-of-school youth between the ages of 16 and 18 with an opportunity for full-time study in order to qualify for admission to college by obtaining a General Equivalency Diploma (GED). A part-time evening program serves older students and working adults.
CUNY Young Adult Employment Programs
This program aims to provide customized vocational training support, job development, placement, and retention services to disconnected youth age 18 to 24 years.
Educational Expansion on Rikers Island
This program provides 380 additional seats on Rikers Island, the City's jail, for educational programming. This expansion enables programs to serve inmates ages 19 to 24.
Learning Independence for Empowerment (LIFE) Transitions Program
The LIFE Transitions Program focuses in reattachment to school and life/work for youth in secure detention and upon their return to the community.
MillionTrees Training Program
An apprenticeship program designed to provide disconnected youth with marketable employment skills in "green-collar" job, including arboriculture, ecological restoration and landscape design and installation. This program is part of the MillionTreesNYC, a ten-year initiative to plant and care for one million new trees throughout the City's five boroughs.
Model Education: Getting Out & Staying Out
Getting Out & Staying Out is one of the three Model Education Programs that places young adults leaving the custody of the NYC Department of Correction into post-discharge educational programs. GO/SO provides mentoring and counseling, while linking participants to educational and employment opportunities.
Model Education: CUNY Catch
CUNY Catch is one of the three Model Education Programs that places young adults leaving the custody of the NYC Department of Correction into post-discharge educational programs. CUNY Catch provides participants with GED preparation and assists in college enrollment.
Model Education: Supportive Basic Skills Program
The Supportive Basic Skills Program is one of the three Model Education Programs that places young adults leaving the custody of the NYC Department of Correction into post-discharge educational programs. The initiative provides basic literacy instruction to low-level readers.
NYC Justice Corps
The NYC Justice Corps prepares young adults who have been involved in the criminal justice system to succeed in the labor market and address educational needs while giving back to their communities in meaningful, restorative, visible and lasting ways. The program provides services to young adults in their home neighborhoods; in turn, these communities develop the capacity to successfully reintegrate their young adults.
School - Based Health Centers
Six School-Based Health Clinics (SBHCs) have been placed in NYC high schools located in high poverty neighborhoods. The clinics provide comprehensive health services.
Teen ACTION (Achieving Change Together In Our Neighborhood)
The Teen ACTION initiative establishes after-school service-learning programs serving middle and high-school students in neighborhoods with high rates of poverty and teen pregnancy.
Young Adult Internship Program
The Young Adult Internship Program (YAIP) provides short-term paid internships, placements into jobs, education or advanced training, and follow-up services to disconnected youth ages 16 to 24 years.
Young Adult Literacy Programs
The Model Young Adult Literacy initiatives create several pilot literacy projects for young adults based on best practices. Programs include targeted instruction, work readiness, and support services.
Youth Financial Empowerment
The Youth Financial Empowerment initiative creates individual development accounts (matched savings accounts) for youth who are aging out of the foster care system.