121 Avenue of the Americas
The Door is an unparalleled model for youth development, offering a comprehensive range of integrated services within a single site for nearly 10,000 New York City youth annually. At The Door, youth can access health care and education, mental health counseling and crisis assistance, legal assistance, college preparation services, career development, housing supports, arts, sports and recreational activities, and nutritious meals – all for free and under one roof. The Door’s main location in SoHo also includes Broome Street Academy, a unique charter high school that prepares New York City’s most vulnerable youth for a successful future through rigorous academics paired with supports of The Door. The Door also runs two supportive housing sites on the Lower East Side and the Bronx Youth Center, which provides a range of career and education programs to young people in the South Bronx.
Youth Opportunity Hub: The Door was recently selected to be one of five “Youth Opportunity Hubs,” a first-of-its-kind effort to knit together community-based providers funded through the Manhattan District Attorney Office’s Criminal Justice Investment Initiative. Through a three-pronged strategy: The Door will outreach to 1,500 youth from the Lower East Side, Harlem, and Washington Heights, connect them to a full range of wraparound services at the hub, and provide more intensive services for high risk youth. The Door will collaborate with eleven outstanding partners (Arms Acres, Avenues for Justice, Carnegie Hall, CASES, Fresh Youth Initiatives, The New York Foundling, Per Scholas, Project Renewal, Sheltering Arms, The Whitney, and our sister organization University Settlement).
Short-term, we will see increased youth referrals to The Door, deeper partnerships, more involvement with services, and more intensive engagement to work toward education, career, mental health, and positive socialization goals. Mid-term, we will note outcomes such as: reduced initial justice system involvement, idle time, and risky behaviors; increased pro social engagements; improved mental and physical health; involvement in work and education opportunities; and connection to peers, adults, and mentors. Over the course of the grant period, we expect to achieve long-term outcomes such as retention in education and career opportunities, improved wellbeing, avoidance of system involvement, and continued pro social activities.
The Assistant Director will be an important project and relationship manager, taking a leadership role in the rollout and ongoing operations of The Door’s Youth Opportunity Hub and being the point person with our 11 partners. The Assistant Director will also collaborate with staff at The Door’s main site in SoHo, the Bronx Youth Center, and Broome Street Academy to develop stronger and more strategic relationships between programs.
Minimum Education Required