- 1,450 students and parents attended the 2012 HBCU Fair, where participating schools waived 518 application fees, awarded 54 scholarships totaling $230,000; 124 students were admitted on-site
- 569 students participated in Absolute Success College and Career prep; receiving daily college-access training and guidance. 100% of all participating seniors graduated high school
- 16 students were awarded Whitney M. Young, Jr. (WMY Jr.) Scholarships, receiving a total of $52,500 in scholarship support for college. 30 Scholars maintained mentors through Scholar Connect Program and 5 received internship placement through our new WMY Jr. Internship Program
- 275 high school boys and girls participated in Empowerment Days, exploring career options at 20 sites in the corporate, nonprofit, and government sectors; interacting with professionals at the top of their field in corporate America
STEM Engagement Initiative In 2013, the NYUL took a lead role within the Urban League movement, to move African Americans from being perpetual consumers of technology to becoming those who create and support the creation of technology that problem solves, innovates, and creates jobs for 21st-century generations. The NYUL has launched its STEM Engagement Initiative to close the digital divide and STEM talent gap in low-income communities, and provide students and families access to STEM education supports. Our approach has three components: (1) NEXT Academy STEM Education Program for students and parents, (2) A Parent’s Guide to STEM Education and Parent Workshops, and (3) Multi-media Campaign to highlight the achievements of minorities in STEM related fields and city-wide resources available to families. The initiative will serve students in 6th-12th grade and reach nearly 30,000 parents, guardians, and educators.
Parent Engagement Released in October 2011, over 120,000 copies of “A Parent’s Guide to College” has been distributed throughout New York City to more than 250 schools, public, private, faith-based and government entities. The guide was paired with Parent Academy workshops co-hosted by the Borough President’s office in each of the five boroughs to further educate and assist parents with optimal usage of the parent guide. Since its release, we have paired the guide with our Financial Connections workshops and have presented to over 700 parents and guardians.
- 449 residents sought job placement and one-on-one counseling, including job-readiness assessment, referrals to skill training programs and GED programs, resume writing and interview techniques. 233 clients participated in our Job Readiness and Career Program, where we successfully placed 67 clients in jobs and continue to serve registered applicants with technology training, resume support, financial education, and job opportunities.
- NEW Launched Retail Certification Program to provide job seekers with industry-approved certificate program for entry into retail jobs and customer service opportunities.
NYUL Employment Service underwent a restructuring to better serve today’s job seekers. Additionally, NYUL opened a new office in the Bronx and launched a Retail Certification Program. We look forward to sharing our successes in 2014!
- Over 3,000 residents were able to access technology and classes at our NYUL Technology Center.
- 991 participants received Financial Literacy/capability workshops in four of the five Boroughs – Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, and Staten Island. Twenty-five financial education workshops were held and additional coaching sessions to better equip NYUL clients to successfully manage their money.These workshops were designed to enhance adults’ ability to manage household budgets, better understand credit, learn about financing their child’s education and financial aid options. Ouron-site financial education workshops are made possible through partnerships with HSBC and Morgan Stanley.
New York Urban League programs for FY 2013 were made possible by individual donors, grants, and funding provided by NYC Council Member Inez Dickens, NYC Council Member Debbi Rose, NYC Council Members-Brooklyn Delegation, Manhattan Community Grants Program; Corporate and Foundation support provided by Con Edison, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Morgan Stanley, HSBC, Time Warner, Time Warner Cable, TASK Foundation, McDonald’s, Staten Island Foundation, L’Oreal, the Rudin Foundation, and West Harlem Development Corporation.