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Academy for Career Pathways

The Academy for Career Pathways assists displaced, untrained, or under-trained workers and community residents to re-enter the job market or obtain a college degree. The Academy works closely with businesses to ensure that the training provided meets workforce standards and trainees are prepared to be exceptional employees.

Bridge to Education, Training and Advancement (BETA) BETA Academy (Bridge to Education, Training and Advancement) is an innovative educational and workforce development partnership between Medgar Evers College and the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD). It was established to help out-of- school youth between the ages of 16-21 prepare for the workforce by providing occupational skills training in Graphic Design, academic support in preparation for the General Equivalency Diploma (GED) exam, and paid internship opportunities. Students also receive assistance with completing college admissions and financial aid applications and preparation for the CUNY Skills exam. Students are also provided with the opportunity to participate in the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). All services are provided to students at no cost. Serving Grades 16-21. Location: 1534 Beford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11216 Tel: (718) 804-8841, email: betaacademy@

The College Opportunity to Prepare for Employment Program (COPE)

The College Opportunity to Prepare for Employment Program is designed to assist anyone who is a current or former CUNY student or applicant, and is receiving or applying for public assistance cash benefits (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, Safety Net, Single Assistance); anyone who receives Food Stamps; anyone who is a non-custodial parent, or anyone who is a non-matriculated CUNY student pursuing a vocationally oriented associate degree. Location: 1534 Beford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY  11216 Tel: (718) 804-8876, email:

POISED for Success

POISED for Success (Perfect Opportunity for Individual Skills and Educational Development) is an exciting program sponsored by the NYC Human Resources Administration (HRA) and the City University of New York (CUNY). It is a program created specifically for women who are recipients of family assistance benefits, are between 3 and 6 months pregnant, or have a child under three years old. GED and job training skills are provided. Location: 1150 Carroll Street, Brooklyn, NY 11225 Tel: (718) 270-6466, email: