Programs

Job prep for youth not working or in school

Train & Earn

NYC Department of Youth & Community Development

Train & Earn offers job training and job placement help to unemployed youth who are not in school.

Get emergency food now

Emergency Food Assistance Program (EFAP)

NYC Human Resources Administration

Quickly find food pantries and community kitchens that provide free food.

Breakfast & lunch in the summer

Summer Meals

NYC Department of Education

Children can get free breakfast and lunch in the summer at hundreds of locations in NYC.

Free Pre-K for four-year-olds

Pre-K for All (Pre-K)

NYC Department of Education

Enroll your child in a free, full-day, high-quality Pre-K program.

Early education for three-year-olds

3-K for All (3-K)

NYC Department of Education

3-K for All is free, full-day, high-quality education for New York City 3-year-olds, starting in School Districts 4, 5, 7, 16, 23, and 27.

Summer work for youth

Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)

NYC Department of Youth & Community Development

SYEP provides youth between the ages of 14 and 24 with paid summer work for up to six weeks.

Internships for high school & college youth

NYC Ladders for Leaders

NYC Department of Youth & Community Development

High school and college students can participate in paid summer internships at top NYC companies, non-profits, and government agencies.

Pre-high school equivalency (HSE) prep

Young Adult Literacy Program (YALP)

NYC Department of Youth & Community Development

YALP helps youth struggling with reading and math increase their skills so that they can enroll in high school equivalency tests and preparation programs.

Public school: kindergarten – grade 5

Kindergarten & Elementary School

NYC Department of Education

Enroll your child in school, starting when they are five years old. Learn about your elementary school options.

Cash help when you are in need

Cash Assistance

NYC Human Resources Administration

Cash assistance can help you pay rent, utilities, and other emergency expenses.