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ELOs -- October 2019

The Ambassador Program is a program that aims to create a strong network of students across all schools in the HERE to HERE Network. Student ambassadors are youth organizers who will strategize ways to elevate their voice, and school and professional experience. Student Ambassadors will promote and advocate for student-centered opportunities like paid internships for them and their peers, and local change that benefits them.

The Door’s mission is to empower young people to reach their potential by providing comprehensive youth development services in a diverse and caring environment.


Since 1972, The Door has helped a diverse and rapidly growing population of disconnected youth in New York City gain the tools they need to become successful, in school, work and in life.


Fill out the ELO Request Form if you are interested in this opportunity



 NGC Code: Breaking into Tech is a 12-week program intended to develop confidence and a strong understanding of the technology lifecycle for youths between the ages of 14-18.


Young people will engage In a four-phase curriculum.






  • Phase 1: Learning the inner-workings of the 21st-century startup ecosystem and the tech that fuels them
  • Phase 2: Intro to Business Dev + Digital Marketing - This is Biz Dev and Digital Marketing 101. Youth will leave with the industry mindset, framework, and language to guide them in the execution of their first project
  • Phase 3: Intro to Tech: Youth will get a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of tech and learn how to build their first web-based app/site with VPL
  • Phase 4: Youth will synthesize all the information they’ve learned and build out an idea into a fully executable product
  • Phase 5: Youth will present what they’ve built and celebrate all their hard work. Youth will also be eligible to receive an industry-recognized certificate!


There will be an event at NGC on October 7th   at 5 pm, where youth will participate in a group interview to potentially be selected for the program.


Fill out the ELO Request Form if you are interested in this opportunity



 SEO Scholars is a free, eight-year academic and leadership program that gets motivated public high school students to and through college – with a 90% college graduation rate. 100% of Scholars are accepted into four-year colleges, and this fall, over half of our Scholars in the Class of 2019 are attending a tier 1 school. 




SEO looks for highly motivated Scholars who will contribute to the program with character, commitment, and grit and can also grow academically and professionally.  We accept applications from any New York City public high school student with a minimum GPA of 70%.  We already have over 1000 Scholars representing over 120 schools across all 5 boroughs, and we’d like to add your school and your students to our growing and thriving community.  


SEO’s comprehensive, 8-year program includes:

  •  Intensive Saturday, afterschool and summer instruction throughout high school
  • Summer Enrichment Opportunities, including international travel, internships, and college academic programs
  • MetroCards and Lunch are provided to Scholars (* as needed)
  • Individualized guidance and support in high school and through college graduation
  • One-on-One professional and personal mentorship
  • SAT preparation, counseling for the financial aid and scholarship process, and college application support   
  • College Persistence Advisors to follow and guide your students for 4+ years through College Graduation


 The Parsons Scholars Program is a three-year college access and preparation program in art and design for NYC public high school students.  During their sophomore through senior year in high school, students from a wide range of high schools dedicate their Saturdays and summers to studying art and design at the college level, exploring a range of art and design careers and acquiring the tools and knowledge necessary to gain admittance to and achieve success at competitive art and design college programs.

This 2.5-year curriculum includes a range of classes in the Parsons Pre-College Academy as well as in the Summer Intensive Studies program, complemented by weekly activities and field trips that expose the Parsons Scholars to the wide range of college and career opportunities within the arts.  In addition to faculty and staff, the Scholars are supported by a dedicated team of Undergraduate Mentors– many of whom are Parsons Scholars alumni or have an interest in education and community engagement– who share insight on their own transitions into college.


The Parsons Scholars Program is a need-based scholarship, which includes all costs associated with the 2.5 years of the pre-college program.  Applications are accepted from 10th graders every October and students are notified by January.



 The Youth Power Pipeline is a youth driven training program created to bridge the experience gap within the social justice movement of young adult New Yorkers 17-21, regardless of previous experience. 


The Youth Power Pipeline aims to provide critical resources, mentorship, and learning opportunities to 10 youth/young adults at risk of aging out of youth-specific programming or otherwise in need of gaining leadership experience by creating a viable pathway to the food justice movement via skill-building workshops and networking with various stakeholders in the landscape. The Youth Power Pipeline will increase the integration of youth power within current Just Food projects - in particular, the 2020 Just Food Conference and the Youth Justice Track. 



 Expanding the Walls is an eight-month photography-based program for high school students. Participants work with a diverse group of arts professionals to explore issues related to community, history, and culture while learning the basics of photography in a regimen of art workshops, discussion groups, and field excursions.


What will these next eight months bring for Expanding the Walls? Every Tuesday and Saturday, we will meet to create art, engage in discussion, and embark on excursions, all while learning the basics of digital photography.




Leadership and Community Organizing -- Girls Inc.

Do you want to become a leader in your school? Are you passionate about advocating for girls' rights? Want to create a space for girls to talk about the challenges they face in today's world?

 Informed by girls and their families, Girls Inc. tackles the systemic barriers that affect the conditions in which girls are growing up, particularly those with the fewest resources.
We work to ensure girls have the knowledge, resources, and skills to live healthy lives and access meaningful educational opportunities. We also advocate for policies that combat sexual violence and support girls who experience trauma. In doing this work, we engage girls themselves, as well as local leaders and other stakeholders.
With Girls Inc. you will receive leadership training and become certified to deliver girl-centered workshops to your peers.

Career Development -- CareerWise New York (for 10th graders)

Interested in having paid work experience, earning an industry-credential, and getting debt-free college credit? CareerWise New York is recruiting for its 3-year modern youth apprenticeship program.

 CareerWise New York is a youth apprenticeship system based in New York City. CareerWise New York offers a three-year applied-learning environment for high school students and an innovative talent-acquisition strategy for businesses.
With an apprenticeship, students earn debt-free college credit and nationally-recognized industry certificates through their meaningful work experience in fields such as IT, financial services, and business operations…all while graduating on-time.
Currently, Fannie Lou students have CareerWise apprenticeships at the following companies:
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Amazon
  • Accenture
  • ButerflyOne
  • Bank of America