Learn & Earn is a year-round program for high school juniors and seniors at risk of dropping out of school. The program provides academic support, college application assistance, work readiness training, service-learning, and leadership activities, as well as a paid six-week summer internship.
There are Learn & Earn programs in each borough. Each program may have different age and eligibility requirements.Enroll between September 1st - 30th.You need a social security number and must be able to work legally in the U.S.
You may be eligible if you can answer yes to these questions:Are you between 16 - 21 years old?Are you an NYC high school junior or senior?Do you have a social security number?Can you legally work in the US?Do you meet one of these requirements?Do you or or someone in your household get cash assistance or SNAP (food stamps)?Are you homeless?Are you a youth in foster care?Do you have a disability? If yes, Learn & Earn will look at your own income (not your family's) to see if you are eligible.If you don'y meet one of the requirements above, Learn & Earn will look at your income to see if you are eligible.
To apply for Learn & Earn, you will need to prove the following:Your identity and date of birthWhere you liveYour family's income
How to Apply
Call DYCD Community Connect at 800-246-4646 (https://discoverdycd.dycdconnect.nyc/program-public) or 646-343-6800 to apply.You can also go to the Discover DYCD website, select “jobs & internships”, and search for "Learn & Earn".
Find a program on Discover DYCD website (https://discoverdycd.dycdconnect.nyc/program-public) by selecting “jobs & internships”, and searching for "Learn & Earn".Contact a program near you for more information.
Find a program
Visit the (https://www1.nyc.gov/site/dycd/services/after-school/in-school-youth-isy.page) Learn & Earn page (https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/dycd/downloads/pdf/LEARN.PDF) on DYCD's website to learn more.Find a list of Learn & Earn providers for additional information.