Priority Populations

As part of the Mayor's commitment to ensuring that every young New Yorker has access to opportunities for career exploration and work-based learning, Center for Youth Employment with City agencies, nonprofit organizations, and other stakeholders to directly support groups of youth facing specific challenges related to education and career readiness. These challenges can include homelessness and housing insecurity, placement in foster care or receiving preventative services from the Administration for Children's Services, past and present juvenile justice system involvement, receipt of public assistance, and enrollment in selected New York City Public Schools programs, among others. Since its launch in 2015, CYE has led the design of new and innovative program models or expanded services to reach additional thousands of New York City youth with barriers to employment. Additionally, CYE has staffed the City's Disconnected Youth Task Force and led development of two reports from the Task Force, which set out a comprehensive strategy for reducing NYC's population of out-of-school/out-of-work young adults.