Henry Street offers four programs for youth seeking employment: the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP); the Young Adult Internship Program (YAIP), which is offered via three cohorts of 30 young people in 14-week intervals throughout the year; Project RISE, which is offered in two cohorts each year in six-month intervals; and a job training and placement through the Workforce Development Center.

Not sure which employment program is right for you? To get started, please contact Takiyah Weekes at 212.254.3100 x214 or tweekes@henrystreet.org.

Young Adult Employment Program

The Young Adult Employment Program, based at 301 Henry Street, serves 18 to 24-year-olds who are not currently enrolled in school or working.  This comprehensive employment program offers young people the following critical services:

  • Each cohort begins with a three-week job readiness training held Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Training is followed by an 11 to 18 week paid internship experience at worksites in a variety of professional fields
  • For those young people who need their GED, they will be enrolled in our in-house GED classes.
  • Each young person is assigned to an Advisor who meets with them weekly to provide support and case management services, and post-graduation youth continue to receive supportive services and assistance with placement into education and employment.

To receive more information about our Young Adult Employment Program or to apply, contact Program Coordinator Larry Williams at 212.254.3100 x221 or lwilliams@henrystreet.org.

Summer Youth Employment Program

Henry Street places youth between the ages of 14 and 24 in six weeks of summer employment and provides workshops on finances, health, college and careers, and work readiness skills. Applications are available March 1 of each year and applicants are selected through a lottery. To receive more information about SEYP, contact Program Coordinator Jessica Guzman at 212.254.3100 x215 or jguzman1@henrystreet.org.