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ELOs -- April 2019

EXCEL at NYU Academy (Opportunity for 10th Graders)
Spend a summer at NYU preparing for the transition from high school to college and learning to become a dynamic leader in your community.

The Children's Aid EXCEL @ NYU Academy is a two-year program supports 30 juniors from Fannie Lou to transition from high school to college and challenges students to become dynamic leaders in their community and beyond. Participants will be immersed within NYU’s college environment, engage with NYU professors and students in course and campus activities. By engaging with intensive critical literacy, a college preparation curriculum, field trips, guest speakers, and lectures students develop skills in writing, reading, public speaking, and networking.



Check out a photo gallery of student work from the EXCEL @ NYU Academy


Check out a flyer of information about the program.


If you have any questions, please reach out to Nathan [email protected] Yaribel [email protected] or your advisor. Application is due March 25th.


This Way Ahead provides hands-on training for retail work at the Gap, Old Navy, and Banana Republic. Earn up to $200 for training and get a paid internship making $15/hr. Must be 16-24 years old to apply.


Over several weeks in April-May, participants are offered job readiness training and career exploration guidance to help them find a job and keep a job. Throughout the job readiness and internship phase of the program, youth are matched with a coach who helps them to set short-term goals and to effectively use this work experience as a stepping stone towards those goals.

This opportunity is unique in that there is an expectation that more than half of the interns that successfully complete the internship will be offered ongoing employment at the end of the 10-week internship. Previous interns that were successful in receiving employment offers after the summer remain connected to the program by offering mentorship to new interns arriving in the stores each year.

This Way Ahead will begin recruiting for their next cycle in the beginning of April. An afterschool trip to an orientation event will be scheduled. If you would like to be included on the list for that trip, please email Nathan ([email protected]) and you will receive updates about when the trip is scheduled and what you will need to do.


Summer Youth Employment Program
You can get a summer job through SYEP. There will many types of jobs available. Complete your application this week.
The application for the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is now open. Check out this slide show with instructions about filling it out. 
Follow these guidelines as you work on your application:
- Use your email address and password
- Have your Social Security Number before you start
- Pick the Children's Aid Society as your provider
- Make sure you keep your OL online application ID number

Here's a link to the 2019 SYEP Application


If you have any questions ask them before you submit your application. Please reach out to Nathan [email protected] Yaribel [email protected] or your advisor.



Comprehensive Development Inc. at BMCC is recruiting for its Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training program.


They are hosting open house sessions each day next week (4/15 to 4/18) from 2:00 to 3:00 PM. If you are interested, you should email [email protected] You should also cc me ([email protected]) and Yaribel ([email protected]). 


Become a Medical Assistant (MA), an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or apply to the Electronic Health Records or Medical Billing and Coding track and enter a growing job market! Work in doctors' offices, hospitals, urgent care facilities as part of a team to provide clinical, emergency, and administrative assistance. Make a good salary, have flexible schedules, and opportunities to develop a long- term career.


Join the CDI Career Academy:

  • Free 8 week work readiness and preparation training and then enter your health care occupation track!
  • One to one support, tutoring, and support to complete the program
  • Metro-card, Internship, and text book support
  • Job placement support when you complete the program successfully


CDI Career Academy Criteria:

  • Be between the ages of 16-24
  • You must have attained a HS Diploma/GED prior to beginning program
  • You must be out of school and out of work
  • Drivers License for EMT