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Program Results FY 2015

Employment and Career Services (ECS)

Employment and Career Services prepares unemployed residents for entry and re-entry into a highly competitive job market through job readiness workshops, skills training and placement services


247 residents sought employment counseling and job-readiness support from NYUL Employment specialists located in Harlem and the Bronx


175 job seekers registered for the Career Preparation Institute for the full job readiness program –resume writing, mock interviews, career assessment, technology skills workshops, and counseling


85 residents were placed in full-time and part-time jobs


35 residents enrolled in the Fall and Spring sessions Retail Certification Training programs to help participants define career advancement opportunities in retail operations, customer service, and management. 20 successfully completed the 60 hr-program.


Absolute Success College Access and STEM Readiness Programs

Absolute Success College Access and STEM Readiness Programs ensures families have access to Quality educational services that lead to achievement, develop students to be competitive college applicants, and instill in students career and entrepreneurial aspirations that prepare them for 21st century opportunities in growing industries.


372 students received college readiness support to complete college searches and applications, strengthen essay writing, provide academic assessment, financial aid support and more through the NYUL Absolute Success College Access Program (ASCAP)


200 students participated in Empowerment Days where they explored different careers and pathways to success within corporate, nonprofit, and government entities; 12 participating companies and over 150 employee volunteers


68,000 in Whitney M. Young Jr. (WMY Jr.) Scholarships were awarded to 20 first-year college bound students; 48 scholars continue to be mentored by NYUL Young Professionals, and 9 scholars were placed at WMY Jr. Internship sites


2,700 students and parents attended the HBCU Fair. The fair serves as an outpost for college readiness activities, exploration of college life, and a resource for financial aid. Participating schools waived 2,004 application fees; awarded 212 scholarships totaling $179,000; and 621 students were admitted onsite


17 students completed the third year of the NYUL’s Summer intensive, NEXT Academy, a JAVA language, coding skills boot camp that offers in-depth STEM career exploration and mentoring by technology professionals, entrepreneurs, and educators

NYUL Technology and Education Center

Over 2,600 client visits to the NYUL Technology and Education Center where they have access to the internet, 39 technology classes in a variety of subjects, career assessment tools, and one-on-one assistance


280 clients registered and attended the following classes: Computer Basics/Internet Basics, Email Basics, Intro & Intermediate MS Word 2007, Mail Merge Using Word 2007, Tips & Tricks with Word 2007, Intro & Intermediate MS Excel 2007, Intro to PowerPoint 2007


A suite of employment workshops were delivered exclusively for clients seeking to strengthen their technology skills for employment, use of technology for a job search, and similar computer-based workshops offered for clients seeking support from NYUL Employment and Career Services

Communities of Color Nonprofit Stabilization Fund (CCNSF)

Communities of Color Nonprofit Stabilization Fund is the first of its kind in New York City and provides capacity building support to emerging and seasoned social services nonprofits serving majority Asian, Latino and/or Black communities.


The New York Urban League was granted $1,000,000 to implement this grant with Hispanic Federation and Coalition for Asian American Children and Families


28 Nonprofit organizations received a capacity grant ranging from $12,650 $35,000


Grantees completed projects in Evaluation and Outcome System Development, Financial Management and Planning, Leadership Development, Management Information Systems and Design, New Program Planning and Development, and Strategy and Organizational Development

The Education Policy Committee (EPC)

The Education Policy Committee is an advocacy component of the New York Urban League composed of educators, lawyers, and parents focused on developing relationships with community leaders and legislators to promote educational equality and high standards.


Approximately 2,350 parents were impacted by Common Core and Assessment trainings and convenings led by parents and community leaders. The primary goal was to introduce parents to common core, its history, why the standards were implemented, and its relevant application to their children.


EPC members were in conversations with Merryl Tisch, Chancellor State Board of Regents; Catherine Conway-Turner, Buffalo State College President; Michael Mullgrew, United Federation of Teachers; John King, State Education Commissioner; Malik Evans, Rochester School Board member; Dennis Walcott, NYC Public Schools Chancellor; Richard Bruery; Deputy Mayor, and Kathy Wylde, New York City Partnership.


In the Media: Op-Eds The New York Daily News “On Common Core, Can’t Turn Back Now” and Crain’s “NY Mustn’t Abandon Our Common Core.” NYUL CEO was featured on City and State discussing the benefits of the common core and in a “Don’t opt out” common core advertisement.

The New York Urban League is a place New Yorkers turn to when they are looking for a nuturing environment that can set them on a course towards self-sufficency, financial empowerment, workforce entry, educational achievement and more.

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New York Urban League programs for FY 2015 were made possible by individual donors, special event proceeds, grants, charitable contributions and donated services provided by NYC Council Member Inez Dickens, NYC Council Member Debbi Rose, Consortium for Worker Education, Corporate and Foundation support provided by The Rockefeller Foundation, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, ConEdison, Bloomberg Philanthropies,  Time Warner, Time Warner Cable, UPS, Enterprise, Google/Tide Foundation, The Luce Foundation, National Urban League, Infor, Macy’s Inc., The Ann S. Kheel Trust, McDonald’s, Staten Island Foundation,  and L’Oreal USA.