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Programs & Services

Workforce Development

In response to the unemployment or underemployment of Central Harlem’s out-of-school youth, ADC implemented its workforce development program in 2006. ADC’s Workforce Development programs give Harlem young adults the skills and resources needed to increase their economic self-sufficiency and become competitive applicants in today’s job market. ADC’s Workforce Development Program consists of ADC YouthBuild and ADC Literacy Build.

ADC YouthBuild

ADC’s YouthBuild program serves the needs of Harlem youth, aged 16-24, by helping them to become community leaders. The award-winning program model integrates education, leadership development, counseling, construction, and other vocational training skills, and provides resources for graduates. Through YouthBuild, young people work toward acquiring their GED or High School diploma, learn job skills and serve their communities via building affordable housing.

Students are provided with comprehensive support services to develop knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm for post-secondary school success.

For more information and to enroll in ADC's YouthBuild please
call 646-230-0579.

Click on the link below for our Online Student Application

ADC Literacy Build

ADC Literacy Build is designed for Harlem young adults who have not graduated from high school and do not meet the requirements to enroll in GED classes. In an intimate class setting, participants work towards removing the obstacles that are preventing them from embarking on the path to self-sufficiency.

In 2008, 75% of the participants increased their grade level by at least one grade by the end of the program.

For more information on how to enroll in ADC Literacy Build, please call 646-442-6572.


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