DYCD is proud to release the following concept papers. Please see below for further details.
In accordance with section 3-16 (j) of the Procurement Policy Board Rules, the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) will be issuing a Concept Paper for the Advance & Earn Program. Advance & Earn programs will combine the Young Adult Literacy Program (YALP) and Intern & Earn (formerly Young Adult Internship Program [YAIP]) to offer a continuum of services from literacy instruction through advanced training and job placement or college enrollment supported by comprehensive support services tailored to individual needs.
The intent of the Advance & Earn program is to provide opportunity youth at any skill level—from fourth-grade reading through possession of an HSE or high school diploma or even some college credits—with the tools needed to gain skills as they move along a continuum of services. The final goal for each participant is attainment of employment in a job with career opportunities or enrollment in post-secondary education or advanced training.
We encourage those interested in this program to please comment at CP@dycd.nyc.gov by January 14, 2019. Please enter “Advance & Earn” in the subject line. Comments received will assist with developing a request for proposals, which will be released through the HHS Accelerator system.
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The Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) is excited to release the concept paper for the Horizon program. Horizon secure juvenile detention facility located in Mott Haven, Bronx, will house 16 to 21 year olds who are detained and part of the Raise the Age law.The purpose of the Horizon program will be to provide high quality, engaging activities and supportive relationships that foster social and emotional well-being, build life skills, and to offer opportunities for youth to explore career options that build on their strengths and reflect their interests.
We encourage those interested in this program to please comment at CP@dycd.nyc.gov by October 24, 2018. Please enter “Horizon Concept Paper” in the subject line. Comments received will assist with developing a request for proposals, which will be released through the HHS Accelerator system. DYCD looks forward to receiving your feedback.
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