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Alternate Training Programs

Program

Brooklyn
Networks

NPower

Type
(Training,
GED prep,
Literacy,
etc)
o Training

o Training

Eligibility

Description

Contact Info

o Live in one of the five
NYC boroughs and
have low income.
o 21 Years or older.
o Legally eligible to
work in the U.S.
o Able to attend class
Monday-Friday 7:45
to 4PM for 5 weeks.
o Have a valid New
York State Drivers
License at the time of
application.
o Able to pass a drug
test.
o Physically fit/able to
lift 70 lbs.
o Able to pass a
reading and math
test at/or above the
8th grade level.
o 18-25
o GED/ High school
diploma, etc.,
o Students in need of
professional training,
interested in
technology

o Brooklyn Networks is an
intensive hands-on training
program that will help
participants start a career in
the field of network cable
installation.
o Cable technicians install the
lines that run behind walls
and ceilings that are hooked
up to computers, telephones,
security systems, A/V
equipment, and broadcast
cable.
o Graduates receive an
internationally recognized
Level 1 Installer certification
from an organization called
BICSI.
o Job placement assistance is a
part of the program.

o Erica Plasse: 718.237.2017 x 149
o 621 Degraw St. in Park Slope,
Brooklyn
o http://www.bwiny.org/pages/brookly
nnetworks.html
o http://www.bicsi.org/default.aspx

o Free

o Patrick Cohen:
Patrick.Cohen@npowerny.org

o Free

o

Provides IT professional
services, IT workforce
development, and
connections in the corporate
world

Notes

Vocational
Foundation Inc
PerScholas

o Training

o 17-21

o Training

o 18-55
o Diploma/GED

Youthline
(YAIP)

o Training

o Youths of all ages

Construction
Program at
LaGuardia
Community
College

o Training

o High school
diploma/GED
o Screening test in
math and reading

Grace Institute

o Training

o Females ONLY

Streetwise
Partners

o Training

o 18+

Building Works
PreApprenticeship
Program
Made in NY
Production
Assistant
Training
Program
Brooklyn
Woods

o Training

o
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o Training

o Training

o
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18
Eligible to work
Diploma/GED
8th grade math skills
21+
Valid driver’s license
Unemployed/Low
income
NYC resident
18+
Basic math and
reading
Able to lift 70 lbs.

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15 weeks
Job
15 weeks
9-4:30 M-F
Computer Training
Directory of different programs
in a variety of different areas

o Carpentry and plumbing job
training
o OSHA certification
o Classes start in fall
o Tuition assistance and job
placement assistance
o Business Skills
o Day and night programs
o 14 weeks
o Saturday nights
o Business skills and MS Office
o Full time
o 4 month program
o Construction trade
o License/Certification earned
o Intensive 4 week program
o Training for TV and film
production

o 8 weeks

(212) 823-1035/(212) 823-1034
www.vfinyc.org
800-877-4068
www.perscholas.org

o Free

o 800-246-4646
o www.nyc..gob/html/dvcd/html

o Free

o Lourdes: 718-609-2133
o Lnasongkhla@lagcc.cuny.edy

o $1,199 + $15
registration fee

o 212-832-7605
o www.graceinstitute.org
o www.streetwisepartners.org

o Free

o 718-237-2017 Ext. 135

o Free

o 718-237-2017

o Free

o 718-389-3636

o Free

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o
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o Free

o Free

Fatherhood
Program

o Training
and GED
preparation

o 16-25
o Must be a biological
father (or about to
become one)
o NYC resident

Harlem
Commonwealth

o Training
and GED/
GED
preparation

o 18-24 in need of GED
o Youth Aging out of
foster care especially
encouraged

Access GED

o GED

o 18-21

Chinatown
Manpower
Project, Inc

o Training

o For disadvantaged
immigrants and
refugees in NYC
o All ages

Fortune Society

o Training

o Former or currently
incarcerated persons

Henry Street
Settlement

o Training

o All ages

The Door

o Training
and GED

o 12-21

o 6 months
o Educational, vocational support,
and job assistance
o Weekly Metro card
transportation stipend
o Rolling enrollment
o 9 Months
o Financial literacy
o Skills training
o Academic instruction
o tutoring
o Enrollment length depends on
person

o 212-791-4927

o Free

o Tara Canty 212-749-0900 x123 |
tcanty@harlemcommonwealth.org

o Free

o 212-244-1537

o Free

o Career counseling, job
placement, ESL courses, youth
programs, high-tech computer
training, and business
development
o Alternatives to incarceration,
drop-in services, employment
services, education, family
services, health services,
housing services, substance
abuse treatment, transitional
services
o Youth services, transitional and
supportive housing, and job
training and placement
o Health Care, college
preparation classes, career
development and training, and
job placement
o GED and English classes

o Manhattan: 212-571-7328; 212-9667328
o Brooklyn: 718-633-7877

o Free

o 212-691-7554
o info@fortunesociety.org

o Free

o David Garza: 212-766-9200 x224

o Free

o memberservice@door.org

o Free

Arbor
Education and
Training

o Training

o All ages

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CAMBA

o Training

o Low-income people
of all ages

Opportunities
for a Better
Tomorrow

o Training
and GED

o Youths and Adults

NYSARC

o Training

FEGS

Child Care Services
Employer Services
Human Services
Workforce Services
Youth Services

o 512-344-4000

o Free

o Economic development,
education and youth
development, family support,
HIV/AIDS services, and housing
services
o Youth employment and training
o GED classes
o Offers education and literacy
programs

o 718-287-0857
o info@camba.org

o Free

o Sunset Park: 718-387-1600
o Williamsburg-718-387-1600

o Cost varied based on
class

o Persons with
intellectual and
developmental
disabilities

o Training as well as job creation
for those with mental
disabilities

o 518-439-8311

o Free

o Training

o Open to all persons

o Health and human services
aimed at providing more
independence in the student

o 516-496-7550
o Fegs-li@fegs.org

o Free

MMCC

o Training

o All ages

o Includes programs in education,
self improvement, and the arts

o 718-882-4000

o Free

Builders for the
Family and
Youth

o Training

o 18+ Queens residents
with history of mental
and substance abuse
disorders, and
criminal justice clients

o Provides housing, substance
abuse services, mental health
services

o 718-725-1120

o Cost varies based on
personal income

Sunnyside
Community
Services

o Training
and GED

o Serves all ages

New York
Center for
Interpersonal
Development
YMCA of
Greater New
York

o Training

o Serves Youth

o Training

o All ages

Henkels and
McCoy

o Training

o 17-21 NYC resident

o Provides a variety of classes
from job placement assistance
to college readiness classes and
GED classes
o Provides community and
professional development
programs and dispute
resolution services
o Various classes offered
including life and social skills,
mentoring, leadership training
and development, computer
training, and college
preparatory classes
o 3 week program
o Weekly metro card and up to
$300
o GED preparation
o Job retention skills,
occupational skills, work
readiness, and computer
assembly

o 718-784-6173

o Free

o 718-815-4557

o Free

o 212-630-9600

o Costs vary by class,
help with payment if
unable to afford full
cost

o 718-706-0482

o Cost varied based on
class

The programs listed are suggestions for alternative youth programs and are not affiliated with Year Up

Literacy Programs
South Bronx Overall Economic
Development Corporation
555 Bergen Avenue - 3rd floor,
Bronx, NY 10455
Phone: 718-292-3113
Services: ABE, ESOL, Education, Employment, Youth,
Economic Development.

Bronx Library Center
Center for Reading & Writing
310 East Kingsbridge Road
Bronx, NY 10458
Phone: 718-579-4222

Queens

Flowers with Care Youth Services
23-40 Astoria Boulevard,
Queens, NY 11102
Phone: 718-726-9790
Services: ABE, ESOL, GED, Computer Instruction, Work
Readiness Skills, Tutoring Life Skills.

Hellenic American Neighborhood
Action Committee
36-41 28th Street,
Queens, NY 11106
Phone: 212-996-3949
Services: ESOL, GED

Queens Community House
74-09 37th Avenue,
Queens, NY 11372
Phone: 718-898-7461
Services: ESOL,GED/Math Instruction, Job
Readiness and Computer Training

Staten Island

St. George Library Center
Center for Reading & Writing
5 Central Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10301
Phone: 718-816-1025

Brooklyn

Fifth Avenue Committee
294 Smith Street,
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Phone: 718-624-3475
Services: ABE, ESOL, Family Literacy, College
Preparation, Job Preparation, GED, Basic Computer
Instruction.

East New York Learning Center
1958 Fulton Street,
Brooklyn, NY 11233
Phone: 718-756-7200
Services: ABE, BENL

Edith and Carl Marks Jewish
Community House of Bensonhurst
7802 Bay Parkway,
Brooklyn, NY 11214
Phone:718-331-6800
Services: ESOL, Vocational & Educational
Training (Adult), Career Development &
Education (18+), Job Placement (21+)

Bronx

Wakefield Branch
Center for Reading & Writing
4100 Lowerre Place
Bronx, NY 10466
Phone: 718-994-8782

St. Rita's Roman Catholic Church
275 Shepherd Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11208
Phone: 718-647-4910
Services: ABE, ESOL, Citizenship

Sunset Park Family
Health Center
6025
Sixth Avenue - 2nd floor,
Brooklyn, NY 11220
Phone: 718-630-7150
Services: ABE,ESOL, Family Literacy.

Manhattan

Inwood Community Services
651 Academy Street - Basement,
New York, NY 10034
Phone: 212-942-0043
Services: ESOL, BENL, Citizenship

Riverside Language Program
(Only for those who's English is there second
Language)
490 Riverside Drive,
New York, NY 10027
Phone: 212-662-3200
Services: ESOL, Citizenship

Union Settlement Association
237 East 104 Street,
New York, NY 10029
Phone: 212-828-6298
Services: ABE, ESOL, BENL

Manhattan

Seward Park Branch
Center for Reading & Writing
192 East Broadway
Manhattan, NY 10002-5597
Phone: 212-529-2909

Tompkins Square Branch
Center for Reading & Writing
331 East 10th Street
Manhattan, NY 10009-5099
Phone: 212-673-4528

Aguilar Branch
Aguilar Language Learning Center
174 East 110th Street
Manhattan, NY 10029-3212
Phone: 212- 534-1613

Manhattan

Agudath Israel of America
225 Broadway - 2nd floor,
New York, NY 10007
Phone: 212-809-5935
Services: ESOL

Chinatown Manpower Project
70 Mulberry Street,
New York, NY 10013
Phone: 212-571-1691
Services: ESOL, Job Placement, Technical
Knowledge, Career Counseling, Vocational Skills
Training.

Chinese American Planning Council
220 Church Street - Suite 1329,
New York, NY 10013
Phone: 212-941-0041
Services: ESOL, Leadership Development.

Brooklyn

Shorefront YM-YWHA
3300 Coney Island Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11235
Phone:718-891-0264

ABE- Adult Basic Education
ESOL: English for speakers of other languages.
BENL- Basic Education in the Native Language
ESL: English as a Second Language