Youth Programs

CMP serves the young people in our community through a variety of programs funded by the New York City Department of Youth and Community (DYCD). These programs provide youths the opportunity to be prepared and engaged in the workforce.

The Out-of-School Youth Program (OSY)

Funded by the Department of Youth and Community Development of New York City (DYCD), the OSY program provides employment- and education-related services to low-income, out-of-school youth between the ages of 18 and 21. Services include classroom trainings on Microsoft Office and keyboarding, basic skills, and work readiness; job and college placement services; comprehensive support and one-year follow-up services.

The program successfully integrates educational, employment, and supportive services to help mostly new immigrant youth improve English, assimilate to the society, acquire essential job and educational skills, explore career options and strive to reach their full potentials. 90% of the program participants obtain a job or enter college during the one-year follow-up period.

The program serves 72 eligible youth per year in three 13-week training cycles, starting March, July and November. Classes are Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)

Funded by DYCD, SYEP provides summer job and educational services for low-income youth between the ages of 14 and 24. In the 6-week work program, youth earn wages, learn job skills and workplace culture at their respective worksites and attend educational workshops at CMP as well. In summer 2013, the SYEP program is going to place 400 youth in jobs at about 40 worksites, ranging from local small businesses, schools, hospitals, community organizations, to government agencies.