The CCCS-Alianza’s LTW program at Innovation DP HS, provides supportive services to low-income, at risk, over-age and under-credited youth from NYC. Our services are designed to engage the student/family from the early stage, the admission process; the active enrollment through services including: college/career exploration, attendance outreach/home visits, individual counseling and advisory classes, job readiness and paid internships; to final stage of graduation and post-secondary plans. The creation of a program brochure will support our ongoing year-round recruitment efforts. In addition, will help us provide essential program information to established and developing partners for the paid internships and potential funders.
To get you started, we have an informational brochure created some time ago, with detailed description of services. We also have photographs from program events that can be incorporated in the brochure and the ability to provide any additional information you need.
The success of our program to recruit new students, to create new partnerships for our internships and to highlight our services dependents on our ability to describe/illustrate/capture in an effective way the benefits the Learning To Work Program. Without your help, the creation of the Learning To Work brochure will not become a reality in the near future.
Fifty percent of the current Learning To Work program staff are former participants of Alianza.
Catholic Charities Community Services seeks to provide high quality human services to New Yorkers of all religions who are in need.The newcomers, the family in danger of becoming homeless, the hungry child, the emotionally challenged and developing youth are among those for whom we have particular concern. Our work is grounded in the belief in the dignity of each person made in the image of God and the building of a just and compassionate society —especially for the most vulnerable among us.
Catholic Charities Community Services, Archdiocese of New York (CCCS) is a not-for-profit agency serving Manhattan, the Bronx, Staten Island and the Lower Hudson Valley. We provide high quality human services to New Yorkers of all religions who are in need. CCCS provides a comprehensive range of professional human services including: eviction prevention; case management to help people resolve financial, emotional and family issues; emergency food; immigration legal services; specialized assistance for the blind; after-school programs for children and youth; and supportive housing programs for adults with mental illness. . In July of 2012, CCCS began collaboration with Alianza Dominicana, a longstanding Washington Heights-based youth-serving organization, upon news that Alianza Dominicana was experiencing serious financial difficulties. In an effort to preserve the programs in place in the significantly under-resourced communities served by Alianza, CCCS agreed to the transfer of Alianza’s youth programs to CCCS and created the Alianza Division, which includes afterschool, attendance improvement and dropout prevention, youth employment, and arts/cultural programs. This collaboration has enabled CCCS to continue providing much-needed services and programs to low-income youth in the underserved communities of Northern Manhattan and the Bronx. Through the Alianza Division, CCCS currently operates the following programs: • Learning to Work (LTW) @ Innovation Diploma Plus High School • School- and Center-Based College and Career Readiness Programs Comprehensive Community Centers (“Beacons”) • Cornerstone Initiatives • COMPASS (Comprehensive After School System of NYC) • Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)