Bronx Youth Center: Jobs & Work Training

Are you ready to reach your greatest potential? Our FREE Jobs & Work Training programs at the Bronx Youth Center will give you so much more than just a job placement – we’ll help you explore different career paths and gain the skills to help you find and keep the RIGHT job. Check out our many options to pick the right program for your background and goals! The first step to joining any of our programs is to become a member by coming to an intake session at the Bronx Youth Center on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. 

For more information about any of our programs, fill out our easy online form! If you’re interested in programs at our Manhattan location, please visit our Jobs & Internships page.

The Academy: Internships for Youth in Foster Care

The Academy is a unique program designed to prepare foster care youth care for adulthood. The comprehensive – yet flexible – structure offers individualized academic and employment services while providing supportive counseling. You’ll learn essential life skills that are critical for your future success, and be ready to hit the workforce! To learn more about The Academy, contact Rachel Moser by phone at (212) 941-9090, ext. 3528, or by email at rmoser@door.org.

Emergency Medical Training (EMT) Bridge Program training program

Are you 18-24 and interested in a career in the medical field? The Bronx Youth Center’s free EMT bridge program is for you! We offer: free EMT training in partnership with Hostos Community College, EMT-B certification, CPR certification, driver’s license, job assistance, and additional incentives.

Cycle starts October 2019

For more information, contact Career Advancement Coach, Rasheem Palmer at rpalmer@door.org or 929-285-3190 or James Johnson at jjohnsonjr@door.org or 929-285-3172

TechBridge program

The Bronx Youth Center’s TechBridge program is for 18-24 year olds that are interested in pursuing a career in information technology (IT). This bridge program offers: free IT training in partnership with Per Scholas, CompTIA A+ certification, Network+ certification, job assistance, and incentives.


Cycle start date: January 29th 2019

For more information, contact Techbridge Coordinator, Matt Sullivan at msullivan@Door.org or 929-285-3193 or Assistant Director of Education Services, James Johnson at jjohnsonjr@door.org or 929-285-3172

Intern and Earn

16—24 Years Old? Not Working? Not in School? The Door Bronx Youth Center’s Intern & Earn program is for YOU. This is a PAID twelve-week program that offers participants: 2 weeks of job readiness training, 10 weeks at an internship in a field of interest, referrals, and follow-up job assistance.   

Next cycle start dates: March 18, 2019-June 7th, 2019

For more information, contact The Assistant Director of Training and Placement, Shamek Johnson at shjohnson@door.org or 917-232-4645

Young Adult Internship Program (YAIP+)

The Door Bronx Youth Center’s YAIP Plus is a PAID internship program for youth, ages 16-24, who are or have been in ACS’s foster care or the juvenile justice system and are not working or in school. Through this program participants will receive: 3 weeks of job readiness training, 11 weeks of at an internship in a field of interest, mentoring and support, and follow-up services to help you reach your goals.

Next cycle start dates: March 4, 2019-June 7, 2019

For more information, contact Job Placement Specialist, Naseera Ofori-Koree at noforikoree@door.org or 929-285-3188 or Supervisor of YAIP Plus, Joey Rodriguez at rodriguezj@door.org or 929-285-3177

Woodlawn Preservation Training Program

Like working with your hands? Enjoy history and want to learn more about craftsmanship? Our Woodlawn Cemetery Preservation Training Program might be the right fit for you! This program provides ten weeks of skills training and a paid internship as a mason doing repair and restoration work at the Woodlawn Cemetery. To enter this program, you must be 18-24 and have a high school diploma or equivalency/GED.

Next cycle: March 25, 2019-May 24, 2019

For more information, contact Coordinator of the Woodlawn Preservation Program, Talia Barzel at tbarzel@door.org or 929-285-3174 or Assistant Director of Training and Placement, Shamek Johnson at shjohnson@door.org or 917-232-4645

Job Placement Assistance

Trying to figure out the right career for you? Meet with our Assistant Director of Education, James Johnson! He will help you make important decisions about your career, help you brush up your resume and interviewing skills, and connect you with prospective employers so you can find the right job for you. Reach out to him at (212) 941-9090, ext. 3512 or jjohnsonjr@door.org.

This Way Ahead 

This program is for young people ages 16-24 who want to gain job and leadership skills, whether they are in or out of school. With a coaching program and the partnership of major businesses (like Gap, Old Navy, and Banana Republic), you’ll be setting yourself up for success.

Being part of This Way Ahead will require participation in regular workshops led by both Door coaches and employees from some of our partner companies. You’ll learn about possible careers and work on the skills you need for a future job. It entails a 4-week pre-training and a 6-week bootcamp. Those young people who successfully complete the training will have the opportunity to interview for a PAID 10-week internship at Gap, Old Navy, and Banana Republic stores. You’ll also get access to numerous supportive services, modest stipends and additional internship opportunities. This Way Ahead training runs in two  sessions: March to June and June to October.

To join This Way Ahead, you’ll need to attend an information session, held at our SoHo location Tuesday-Thursday at 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. and at our Bronx Youth Center location on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 4:30 p.m. is available at both our main location in Manhattan, and our Bronx location.

To learn more about This Way Ahead, contact Andre Nelson at (212) 941-9090, ext. 3362 or by email at thiswayahead@door.org. You can also visit Gap’s website to learn even more about the program.