Learning to Work

19301074486_1c57ca09f7_o-486px.jpgStudents graduating from Brooklyn Bridge Academy.

CAMBA’s Learning to Work (LTW) program is an active partner at transfer schools, full-time high schools designed to re-engage students who have fallen behind in credits, and Young Adult Borough Centers, evening academic programs for high school students who cannot attend during the day. The program works with students to overcome the obstacles preventing them from obtaining a high school diploma, and guides them toward employment and/or further educational opportunities after graduation. 

Brooklyn Academy High School

832 Marcy Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11216
T: (718) 857-4237

Program Summary: At Brooklyn Academy High School, LTW complements the classroom services provided by the NYC Department of Education and includes academic and student support, career and educational exploration, work preparation, skills development, college tours, job fairs, and paid internships. Students at LTW at Brooklyn Academy High School have held internships through work sites such as Bedstuy Vet, Brooklyn Baby Cakes, I Mail Box, Council Member Cornegy’s Office, Senator Parker’s Office, and Dr. Jays. Several interns have been hired by their internship sites. At the program’s annual College/Job Fair over, 20-25 representatives from 2- and 4-year colleges, vocational schools, the Army, the Navy, Year Up and various workforce opportunities for high school graduates join to educate the students on post secondary opportunities.

Eligibility:  Overage/under-credited students at Brooklyn Academy High School who have completed at least 1 year of high school and are at least 16 years old. Must provide a copy of immunization records and parent/guardian must be present for student enrollment. Student must have passed a Regents exam, as well as an interview with their parent/guardian. High school attendance records are required and student must have at least 10 academic credits.
Clients Served Annually: 165
Referrals Accepted: Yes

This program is funded by the NYC Department of Education.​


Brooklyn Bridge Academy

6565 Flatlands Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11236
T: (718) 968 -4100

Program Summary: Brooklyn Bridge Academy LTW complements the classroom services provided by the NYC Department of Education and includes academic and student support, career and educational exploration, work preparation, skills development and paid internships. Internships are offered in a variety of fields to serve the interests of the students including Modells for fashion and sales, Edible Arrangements for culinary arts, Baraca Church for community-based work for Haitian-American families in Brooklyn, CVS Pharmacy, First Choice Daycare and CAMBA’s Sheephead Bay Cornerstone to support the CAMBA community.

Eligibility: Overage/under-credited students at Brooklyn Bridge Academy High School who have completed at least 1 year of high school and are at least 16 years old. Must provide a copy of immunization records and parent/ guardian must be present for student enrollment. Student must have at least 10 credits and complete an application and an interview for acceptance
Clients Served Annually: 200
Referrals Accepted: Yes

This program is funded by the NYC Department of Education.​


Brownsville Academy High School

1150 East New York Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11212
T: (718) 778-7305​

Program Summary: At Brownsville Academy High School, LTW complements the classroom services provided by the NYC Department of Education and includes academic and student support, career and educational exploration, work preparation, skills development and paid internships. Students have held internships at such locations as Walgreens, BRIC, Retro Fitness, local law offices, Bedstuy Campaign Against Hunger and the Brooklyn Public Library. Currently, the program is working with BRIC Arts to provide students with experiences in creating a mural, photography exhibit, silk screening, and video production.  

Eligibility: Overage/under-credited students at Brownsville Academy High School who have completed at least 1 year of high school and are at least 16 years old. Must provide a copy of immunization records and parent/guardian must be present for student enrollment. The student must have at least 10 academic credits and the student’s parents/guardians will be interviewed .
Clients Served Annually: 187
Referrals Accepted: Yes​

This program is funded by the NYC Department of Education.


Cascades High School

198 Forsyth Street, New York, NY 10002
T: (718) 675-3378

Program Summary:  At Cascades High School, LTW complements the classroom services provided by the NYC Department of Education and includes academic and student support, career and educational exploration, work preparation, skills development and paid internships. Students have held internships at the Educational Video Center (EVC), Department of Consumer Affairs, Henry Street Settlement-After School Program New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai, Sponsors for Educational Opportunity, and Smile America.

Eligibility: Overage/under-credited students at Cascades High School who have completed at least 1 year of high school and are at least 16 years old. Must provide a copy of immunization records and parent/guardian must be present for student enrollment. Student must have passed a Regents exam and a school reading-math exam at 6th grade level in addition to having earned 10 academic credits. An individualized interview with student and parent/guardian is required.
Clients Served Annually: 225
Referrals Accepted: Yes

This program is funded by the NYC Department of Education.​


Liberation Diploma Plus High School

2865 West 19th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11224
T: (718) 266-4942

Program Summary:  LTW at Liberation Diploma Plus High School complements the classroom services provided by the NYC Department of Education and includes academic and student support, career and educational exploration, work preparation, skills development and paid internships. Students have held internships at such sites as Coney Island Generation Gap, Liberation Leaders internship team, Vibe Magazine, Rising Star Day Care, and Rapid Realty. 

Eligibility:  Overage/ under-credited students at Liberation Diploma Plus High School who have completed at least 1 year of high school and are at least 16 years old. Must provide a copy of immunization records and parent/guardian must be present for student enrollment. Student must be at a 6th grade reading level and complete an interview process.
Clients Served Annually: 180
Referrals Accepted: Yes

This program is funded by the NYC Department of Education.​


Professional Pathways High School

3000 Avenue X, Brooklyn, NY 11235
T: (718) 332-6290

Program Summary: At Professional Pathways High School, LTW complements the classroom services provided by the NYC Department of Education and includes academic and student support, career and educational exploration, work preparation, skills development and paid internships. Professional Pathways High School collaborates with College Confidential in order to ensure the post-secondary success of the students, in addition to offering AP courses. Internship opportunities include the ability to work at an animal clinic and aid many other organizations in the Sheepshead Bay community. A select group of students had the opportunity to observe the fast paced work environment during a visit to Google in Chelsea, NY. 

Eligibility: Overage/under-credited students at Professional Pathways High School who have completed at least 1 year of high school and are at least 16 years old. Must provide a copy of immunization records and parent/guardian must be present for student enrollment. Student must be at a 6th grade reading level and provide an attendance report, birth certificate and address verification. An interview will be conducted with the student and parent/guardian.
Clients Served Annually: 200
Referrals Accepted: Yes

This program is funded by the NYC Department of Education.


Young Adult Borough Center (YABC) at Erasmus Hall Campus

911 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11226
T: (718) 282-5376

Program Summary:  LTW at the Young Adult Borough Center at Erasmus Hall Campus complements the classroom services provided by the NYC Department of Education and includes academic and student support, career and educational exploration, work preparation, skills development and paid internships. The internship program has been able to provide an opportunity for employment after high school. Additionally, YABC Erasmus has a yearly intern trip in May where students are taken to another state. Students have had the Pennsylvania Dutch-Amish Experience, visited Independence Hall in Philadephia and the National Great Blacks In Wax Museum in Baltimore.

Eligibility: Students 17.5-21 years old, with 17 high school credits, who have completed 4 years of high school.
Clients Served Annually: 250
Referrals Accepted: Yes

This program is funded by the NYC Department of Education.


Young Adult Borough Center (YABC) at South Shore Educational Complex

6565 Flatlands Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11236
T: (718) 968-4100

Program Summary:  LTW at South Shore Educational Complex Young Adult Borough Center complements the classroom services provided by the NYC Department of Education and includes academic and student support, career and educational exploration, work preparation, skills development and paid internships. Students have had great success in turning their internships into employment opportunities while engaging in activities such as playing on a basketball team, participating in men’s and women’s groups that focus on education and empowerment and attending in- and outof-state college tours and college readiness workshops which promote post-secondary goals. The contributions of both students and professionals are recognized at an LTW Awards Luncheon hosted twice a year to recognize student interns and internship site coordinators and at Career Night when professionals from about 10 sectors are invited to speak about their professions. 

Eligibility: 17 or more high school credits; 17.5–21 years of age; Have been in high school for at least 4 years; Currently enrolled in a NYC High School; at least 2 Regents completed
Clients Served Annually: 240
Referrals Accepted: Yes

This program is funded by the NYC Department of Education.​

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