Alternate High Schools and Internships


Students of Aspirations Diploma Plus High School on a school-wide trip to Washington, D.C.


The Child Center of NY provides over 300 vocational internships that introduce youth to careers in teaching, field maintenance, health care, and more. We reach young people of all ages, including opportunity youth, ages 16 to 24, who lack a degree or employment. We also serve as the community-based organization at three schools for overage and under-credited students, providing them with a primary contact: a caring and qualified individual who students can count on for guidance and support.


Alternate High Schools

Aspirations Diploma Plus High School
1495 Herkimer Street
Brooklyn, NY 11233
Phone: 718-498-5257
Fax: 718-498-7170

• Principal Sherma Fleming sflemin22@schools.nyc.gov
• Child Center Director: Andrew Dillon, andrewdillon@childcenterny.org
• Hours: Monday—Friday: 7:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
• Services provided: Transfer High School students age 16 and older who are under-credited and need additional supports to obtain a H.S. diploma
• Admission Criteria: Ages: 16-18, 19+
• Languages: English, Spanish
• Public Transportation: Subway—A, C, J, L, Z to Broadway Junction

Civic Leadership Academy
45-10 94th Street
Elmhurst, NY 11373
Phone: 718-271-1487
Fax: 718-271-3408

• Principal: Phuong Nguyen phuongnguyen@childcenterny.org
• Youth Development Coordinator: Rachelle Valbrun rachellevalbrun@childcenterny.org
• Hours: Monday—Friday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
• Services: High School focused on civic leadership and progressive citizenship
• Ages: 11-18
• Admission Criteria: Department of Education admission process
• Languages: English, Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin
• Public Transportation: Subway—#7 to Junction Boulevard; Buses—Q29, Q58, Q72

Young Adult Borough Center (YABC) at Flushing High School
35-01 Union Street, Room B22
Flushing, NY 11355
Phone: 718-888-7500, ext. 6227
Fax: 718-886-4255

• Program Director: Tiffany Tacury tiffanytacury@childcenterny.org
• Hours: Monday—Thursday: 1-9 p.m., Friday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
• Services provided: Counseling and tutoring to high school students identified at risk of dropping out of high school. Assists students in obtaining a high school local or Regents diploma. Student can remain in program through age 21.
• Ages: 17.5 to 21
• Admission criteria: Student must be 17.5 years of age with at least 17 H.S. credits; students requiring ESL or Special Education services are not eligible.
• Languages: English, Spanish
• Public transportation: Subway—#7 to Main Street, Buses—Q32, Q44, Q25, Q34, Q65 and LIRR to Main Street, Flushing

Internship Programs

JobNet
163-18 Jamaica Avenue, 4th Floor
Jamaica, NY 11432
Phone: 347-571-2441
Fax: 347-571-2448

• Senior Project Director: Paulette Diggs, LCSW-R paulettediggs@childcenterny.org
• Hours: Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
• Services provided: Vocational program for young adults who are facing emotional and
behavioral challenges. Program offers HSE (high school equivalency) preparation, vocational
assessment, evidence-based job readiness workshops (Career Club), paid internships, job
placement, lifestyle groups, and supportive counseling.
• Special services: JobNet is one of six DOHMH (Department of Health and Mental Hygiene)-
funded Adolescent Skills Centers within NYC, offering participants paid internships where they
can earn a stipend and explore the world of work.
• Ages accepted: 16-21
• Admission criteria: Must be between the ages of 16 and 21 and have serious emotional and/or
behavioral issues. Must have current evaluation and physical or be assessed for mental health
conditions. Enrollment is year-round.
• Languages spoken: English, Spanish
• Public Transportation: Subway—J or E to Jamaica Center, F to Parsons Boulevard., Buses—
Q6, Q44, Q20 A/B, Q24, Q111, Q6, Q8, Q9, Q41

WIOA In-School Youth Program

August Martin High School
156-10 Baisley Boulevard, Room 110
Jamaica, NY 11434
Phone: 718- 440-6031

• Program Director: Eric Torres erictorres@childcenterny.org
• Hours: Monday—Friday: 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.
• Services provided: Individualized tutoring, SAT and Regents preparation, career and higher education awareness, paid internship opportunities and summer youth employment
• Special services: WIOA offers a six-week summer job placement through SYEP. Participants also earn a stipend three times a year for their participation and completion of workshops and internships.
• Admission criteria: Must be between the ages of 14 and 21 and enrolled in an NYC public school. Must meet the income guidelines.
• Ages: 14-21
• Languages: English, Spanish
• Public Transportation: Subway—E or J to Jamaica Center, Buses—Q56, Q44, A20A/B, Q111, Q24, Q6, Q8, Q9, Q41

The Child Center of NY is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. TDD/TTY: 800-662-1220

NDA (Neighborhood Development Area) High School Reading/Internship Program

• Services provided: Tutoring for teens two or more years below grade level in reading and/or math, and internships for those teens to tutor elementary school-age children; this gives struggling high school students the opportunity not only to improve their reading skills, but also to apply what they’ve learned and build their confidence.

August Martin High School
156-10 Baisley Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11434
Phone: 718-528-2920 ext. 3630
Fax: 718-322-4790

• Program Director: Frances Keogan FrancesKeogan@childcenterny.org
• Hours: Tuesday—Thursday: 3-6 p.m.
• Services provided: Adolescent empowerment through classroom and direct action geared toward community and neighborhood health improvement efforts
• Ages: 11-17
• Languages: English
• Public transportation: Buses—Q111, Q113

Civic Leadership Academy
45-10 94th Street
Elmhurst, NY 11373
Phone: 718-271-1487 ext. 1120
Fax: 718-271-1486
Program Director: Rachelle Valbrun rachellevalbrun@childcenterny.org

Queens School of Information, Research & Technology
8-21 Bay 25th Street, Room 149
Far Rockaway, NY 11691
Phone: 917-579-7326
Program Director: Michael Pezzella michaelpezzella@childcenterny.org.

Opportunity Youth in Jamaica
Stewart Building
163-18 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, NY 11432
Program Director: Michael Pezzella michaelpezzella@childcenterny.org
Services provided: job training, workshops, 12- to 14-week internships.

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