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.
Emergency Food Assistance Program (EFAP)
NYC Human Resources Administration
Quickly find food pantries and community kitchens that provide free food.
NYC Department of Education
Children can get free breakfast and lunch in the summer at hundreds of locations in NYC.
Pre-K for All (Pre-K)
Enroll your child in a free, full-day, high-quality Pre-K program.
3-K for All (3-K)
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 Youth Employment Program (SYEP)
SYEP provides youth between the ages of 14 and 24 with paid summer work for up to six weeks.
NYC Ladders for Leaders
High school and college students can participate in paid summer internships at top NYC companies, non-profits, and government agencies.
Young Adult Literacy Program (YALP)
YALP helps youth struggling with reading and math increase their skills so that they can enroll in high school equivalency tests and preparation programs.
Kindergarten & Elementary School
Enroll your child in school, starting when they are five years old. Learn about your elementary school options.
Cash assistance can help you pay rent, utilities, and other emergency expenses.
Youth 18 and younger can get free breakfast and lunch at hundreds of locations in NYC – including pools, parks, and libraries. Find a location.