Career and Education Programs

CHLDC helps residents earn their GEDs, learn English, develop job and career skills, and find employment through a wide suite of programs. Questions about our Career and Education Programs can be directed to Lowell Herschberger, Director of Career and Education Programs, at (718) 647-2800 ext. 122 or lowellh@cypresshills.org. In addition, you can inquire about specific programs using the contacts listed below:

Programs for Youth/Young Adults:

  • COACH Young Adult Internship Program: COACH is a youth and career development program aimed at providing the most job-ready of New York City's disconnected young adults with the skills and experience necessary to succeed in today's competitive workforce. COACH provides intensive employment preparation for young adults ages 17-24 who are not employed or enrolled in school. The program is composed of a paid three-week orientation followed by a paid eleven-week internship. Upon completion of the internship, participants receive nine months of employment, education, and training services.
Contact: 
Lowell Herschberger, Director of Career and Education Programs, at lowellh@cypresshills.org
(718) 277-3600
832 Jamaica Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11208
  • Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP): Through SYEP, we provide employment to hundreds of young people ages 16-24 every summer.
Contact:
Nicole Corbin, SYEP Director, at (718) 235-8837 or nicolec@cypresshills.org
2836 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11207
2013 SYEP Enrollment Information
  • YouthLEAD: YouthLEAD provides GED instruction and employment services for young people, ages 16-24 who are not in school or working. 
Contact: 
Lynn Jeudy, YouthLEAD Director, at (718) 235-8837 or lynnj@cypresshills.org
2836 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11207


Programs for Adults:
  • Cypress Hills Employment Solutions: Employment placement services for adults in Cypress Hills. We partner with local employers and organizations to help connect residents to employment opportunities. Since 2003, we have partnered with the New York City District Council of Carpenters to prepare young adults for productive careers in the Carpenters' Union.
Contact: 
Bryan Sanchinell, Director, at (718) 235-8837 or bryans@cypresshills.org
2836 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11207
  • English as a Second Language Classes 
Contact:
Jennifer Borsuithi, at (718) 235-1028 or jenniferb@cypresshills.org
528 Ridgewood Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11208
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