Opportunities

Upcoming Opportunities

My Voice, Our City Competition
May 23rd, 2013
The My Voice, Our City competition seeks to empower young black and Latino men, aged 16-24, local organizations, and community leaders to submit program ideas that will brighten the future of New York City.The competition is open to entries that address one or more of the following topics: business development, employment opportunities, and college pathways.  Submissions are due July 24, 2013.
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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) NEGOTIATED ACQUISITION for COURT-BASED INTERVENTION AND RESOURCE TEAMS (CIRT)
May 10, 2013
The New York City Criminal Justice Coordinator’s Office and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene jointly seek application(s) from qualified vendors to develop one or more of five (5) Court-based Intervention and Resource Teams (CIRTs), one in each borough. Each CIRT will provide client advocacy, community-based supervision and case management services for inmates in New York City Department of Correction (DOC) custody presenting with mental health issues and assessed as posing low to moderate flight and recidivism risks and who meet the eligibility criteria for either pre-trial supervision or post-dispositional alternative-to-incarceration services.
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Request for Listings: Expanded Success Initiative Vendors
March 25, 2013
The Young Men's Initiative and the Department of Education are seeking organizations to be listed as approved vendors for the Expanded Success Initiative (ESI). Approved vendors are eligible to work with the 40 ESI schools in enacting their design plans. Please note that currently approved organizations and previously denied organizations are eligible to apply, in addition to organizations that have not previously submitted an application.
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Application Open: NYC Recovers - Work Progress Program
December 14, 2012
The Young Men's Initiative and CEO are seeking service providers to participate in an expansion of our subsidized wage program for low-income young adults, the Work Progress Program. NYC Recovers: The Work Progress Program, will offer reimbursements for wages paid to either Sandy-affected residents aged 16 and above and placed in general employment opportunities or to unemployed New Yorkers working directly in support of the recovery efforts in Sandy-affected neighborhoods. CEO is accepting applications on a rolling basis, pending availability of funds.
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Application Open: Work Progress Program
October 16, 2012
CEO and the NYC Human Resources Administration are seeking service providers to participate in a subsidized wage program for low-income young adults. The Work Progress Program offers reimbursements for wages paid to young adults placed in short-term jobs. The program is funded by the Young Men’s Initiative and is accepting applications on a rolling basis.
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Past Opportunities

RFP Released: DigitalWork NYC
August 7, 2012
The NYC Economic Development Corporation is seeking qualified consultant(s) to design, launch and implement DigitalWork NYC pilot as part of LINK (Leveraging, Innovations and our Neighborhood in the Knowledge economy) initiatives. DigitalWork NYC combines classroom computer training and online work opportunities to grow youth interest and activity in the business, entrepreneurship, and technology sectors. The LINK pilot initiatives aims to better connect the City’s low-income residents and neighborhoods to emerging opportunities in the City economy.
*Proposals are due August 30, 2012*
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RFP Released: LEAP (Learn as you Earn Advancement Program)
June 27, 2012
As part of the City’s Young Men's Initiative, the NYC Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is seeking qualified consultants to help open 3-5 "LEAP" offices. This program is part of the LINK (Leveraging Innovations and our Neighborhoods in the Knowledge economy) pilot initiatives to better connect low-income residents and neighborhoods to emerging opportunities in the New York City economy. LEAP will provide paid internship placement and job training services to Associates Degree and Certificate Program students. The objective is to increase the employability of "middle skill" workers and create pathways for students. Additionally, LEAP aims to improve the pipeline for skilled workers in growth sectors to strengthen New York City's economy and help fill employers' hiring and training needs.
*Proposals are due Monday, August 6, 2012 at 4:00pm*
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RFA Released: Arches: A Transformative Mentoring Expansion
May 23, 2012
The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, in partnership with CEO and the Department of seek qualified vendors to provide an expansion of the Arches: A Transformative Mentoring Intervention. This expansion, will serve young adults between the ages of 16 and 24 who are on probation in four targeted areas in the Bronx and Staten Island. Arches is a curriculum-based group mentoring intervention that helps justice-involved young adults transform the attitudes and behaviors that have led to criminal activity. Arches is part of the Young Men's Initiative.
*Applications are due Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at 2:00pm.*
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RFP Released: Jobs-Plus
May 1, 2012
CEO and the Human Resources Administration (HRA), in collaboration with the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), are seeking qualified vendors to implement the Jobs-Plus program. Jobs-Plus is a program for NYCHA residents that combines on-site employment services, rent-based and other financial incentives to “make work pay”, and community support for work to increase the level of employment and earnings in NYCHA communities. The program is funded by HRA and the Young Men’s Initiative.
* Proposals are due June 5, 2012 *
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RFP Released: AIM (Advocate, Intervene, Mentor) Program
March 30, 2012
As part of NYC Young Men’s Initiative, the NYC Department of Probation (DOP), in collaboration with the Center for Economic Opportunity (CEO), is seeking qualified vendors to operate the AIM (Advocate, Intervene, Mentor) program. AIM is an intensive mentoring and advocacy program serving adolescents between the ages of 13 and 18 who are on juvenile probation or facing institutional placement as a result of a Family Court disposition (sentence). Participants must reside in or adjacent to East New York, Brownsville, South Bronx or Jamaica. The ultimate goal of AIM is to help build stronger and safer communities, reduce crime and recidivism, and promote lifelong gains for youth involved in the juvenile justice system in New York City.
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Closed: Work Progress Report
February 15, 2012
CEO and the NYC Human Resources Administration are seeking service providers to participate in a new subsidized wage program for low-income young adults. The Work Progress Program offers reimbursement for wages paid to young adults placed in short-term jobs. The program is funded by the Young Men’s Initiative and is accepting applications on a rolling basis.

RFA Released: Arches: A Transformative Mentoring Intervention
January 19, 2011
As part of NYC Young Men's Initiative, the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City, in partnership with Department of Probation (DOP) and the Center for Economic Opportunity (CEO), seek qualified vendors to provide Arches: A Transformative Mentoring Intervention. Arches will serve young adults between the ages of 16 and 24 who are on probation in six targeted communities: Bedford Stuyvesant, Brownsville, East New York, Jamaica, Harlem and the South Bronx. Arches is a curriculum-based group mentoring intervention that helps justice-involved young adults transform the attitudes and behaviors that have led to criminal activity.
Access the Request for Applications (RFA) 

Resources

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Center for Economic Opportunity
NYC DADS
Sell To NYC
YMI Connection, Issue 7 Cornerstone Mentoring Report August 2014 CFA Findings at a Glance
CFA Evaluation Report
YMI Evaluation – Findings at a Glance
YMI Evaluation 2014