The New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) is the City's lead agency for youth employment programs. DYCD is committed to expanding opportunities for New York City's young people. Our employment programs help youth between the ages of 14 and 24 gain work experience and further their education.
The Summer Youth Employment Program
Provides NYC youth between the ages of 14 and 24 with paid summer employment for up to six weeks.
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NYC Ladders for Leaders
An innovative program that offers high school and college students the opportunity to participate in summer internships with some of the most dynamic corporations and businesses in New York City.
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Out-of-School Youth (OSY) Program
A year-long program for low-income youth between the ages of 16 and 24 who are not working and not in school. OSY provides extensive job training and employment services to help participants find a permanent job.
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In-School Youth (ISY)
A year-round program for high school juniors and seniors at risk of dropping out. The program provides participants with occupational skills training, employment services, and educational opportunities.
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Young Adult Internship Program
A fourteen week paid internship program for job-ready youth between the ages of 16 and 24 who are not working and not in school. Once the internship is complete, participants receive job placement and follow-up services.
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Work, Learn & Grow Employment Program
A twenty-five week, school-year employment program open to 2017 SYEP who are currently in school and between the ages of 16 and 21. Participants receive focused work readiness training and work up to 10 hours a week.
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