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 Internship Program

The Young Adult Internship Program (YAIP), based at 301 Henry Street, serves 17- to 24-year-olds who are not currently enrolled in school or working. The program begins with a three-week job readiness training held Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This training is followed by an 10-week internship experience at worksites in a variety of professional fields, during which participants can earn up to $2,500, and then at least nine months of follow-up services.

The YAIP provides young adults with opportunities to develop work skills that will help them transition to productive careers. It also connects youth to educational/social services, case management/counseling, job placement and/or enrollment in GED classes, college or advanced training.

Serious applicants should contact Sara Vonhold at 212-254-3100 x206 or svonhold@henrystreet.org for further information and application paperwork.

Project Rise

Project RISE, based at 301 Henry Street, works with young people between the ages of 18 and 24 who have not been engaged in work or education for at least six months and are in need of both GED and employment services.

The program begins with a four-week orientation that includes a strong job-readiness curriculum and daily GED classes held Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Once participants satisfy requirements, they are awarded an 18-week paid internship at worksites in a variety of industries, where they can earn up to $1,950 plus cash incentives for excellent class attendance and other achievement milestones.

Unlike similar programs, Project RISE is an education program with an internship component. Participants meet regularly with advisors to discuss goal-setting and connections to other services both inside and outside Henry Street. After their internship, participants receive job placement assistance and/or enrollment in college or advanced training, as well as case management for up to six months.

Project RISE will start on September 4, 2015. To receive more information about Project RISE 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.