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Job training and employment for low-income youth

Train & Earn by NYC Department of Youth & Community Development (DYCD)

Services Provided High school diploma or equivalency (HSE or GED) prep, Improving English skills, Internship or short-term job, Training for a new job

Eligibility Justice-impacted individuals, Low-income New Yorkers, Out-of-school youth, People with disabilities, Public assistance recipients, Youth and young adults, Youth in foster care

Schedule 3 to 6 months, Daytime

Disability Accommodation Disability Accommodation

Language Access Language Access

Last Updated Last updated on Mar 17, 2023

Train & Earn is a short-term program for low-income youth (ages 16-24) who are not working nor in school.

Youth can get training to improve their job skills and find permanent work. The program also provides High School Equivalency prep and support services, and includes 12 months of follow-up services after program completion.

Who it's for Who it's for

You may be eligible for this program if you:

  1. Live in NYC
  2. Are 16–24 years old
  3. Are not in school and not working
  4. You are one of the following:
    • a homeless or runaway youth
    • in foster care or have aged out of the foster care system
    • involved in the justice system
    • have a disability
    • pregnant or a parent
    • are low-income and need help to enter or complete an education program, or to get or hold a job

You must be able to work lawfully in the United States to participate in paid work experiences.

Duration and Length Duration and Length

The program schedule depends on the program provider that you choose.

Disability Accommodation Disability Accommodation

Train & Earn is an Equal Opportunity program. People with disabilities can request auxiliary aids and services.

Language Access Language Access

If you have limited English skills, this program can serve you in your primary language.

Next Steps

To participate, contact a Train & Earn Provider.