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New York City's Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) is providing the most job-ready disconnected youth with short-term paid internships, job placements, and follow-up career services.
The Young Adult Internship Program (YAIP) is a highly selective, 14-week internship program for low-income New York City young adults aged 16-24 who are not working and not in school.
YAIP is composed of a 2- to 4-week orientation conducted by selected Supportive Children's Advocacy Network (SCAN New York) followed by 10- to 12- week paid internships that offer structured work opportunities. This year-round program, serving approximately 1,360 youth per year, incorporates ongoing education, as well as other participant and employer supports. Upon completion of the internship, SCAN New York will provide nine months of follow-up services and help place the participants in permanent jobs, training programs, or educational settings.
To provide at-risk families and children living in East Harlem and South Bronx with integrated family-focused programming which uses a positive approach, harnessing individual strengths and aiming to foster responsibility, self-esteem, initiative and the development of life skills.
For young people of socioeconomic backgrounds, SCAN emphasizes education and empowerment as the key to their personal growth and success!
In 1977 Nancy Fisher submitted a proposal to the Eisman Foundation for a grant which would enable a small team to begin to address inner-city neglectful parenting, an issue which had received scant attention at the time. The proposal called for volunteer parent aides to train inner city parents in the skills of parenting, a task bewilderingly difficult for families struggling with poverty, illiteracy, family breakdown and substance abuse. With an initial start-up grant of $50,000, the Supportive Children's Advocacy Network, now known simply as SCAN, was born.
*There is a strong possibility where employers can benefit from Work Opportunity Tax Credit if they hire our participants after internship.
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