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Program Services Overview


Our programs are organized into departments of youth community employment and development. As the Italian American Civil Rights League's mission statement explains, our purpose is to enhance the services of youth and families in the community and to promote neighborhood harmony, stability and quality of life.

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COMPASS NYC - IACRL program mission is to empower its youth, in part by supporting those skills and lessons learned during regular school hours, and in part by supplementing those areas of development not regularly provided during the school day. Especially, we seek to engage our youth in interactive, project-based learning that utilizes new and existing educational models to stimulate interests, build self-esteem, and encourage self-reliance and independent thinking. Our education initiatives furthermore center on creating enjoyable activities within safe and nurturing environments, with a focus toward positive youth development.

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Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)

The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) provides New York City youth ages 14 and 15 with Project-Based Learning Activities and ages 16 to 24 with Paid Summer Employment for six weeks in July and August. 

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Work, Learn & Grow (WLG)

The Work, Learn & Grow  Employment Program (W.L.G) is designed to build off of the experiences gained in the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). WLG provides participants of the current SYEP year who are between the ages of 16-21 and are currently enrolled in school with paid employment opportunities for up to twenty five weeks from October to April.

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