WHDC Updates

WHDC to fund 200 Summer Youth Employment Positions

March 14, 2014

West Harlem Development Corporation (WHDC) will fund 200 positions for the 2014 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). This will bring WHDC’s total contribution for the past four years to 1,100 positions for $1.5 million.

We encourage all West Harlem residents between the ages of 14 and 24 (as of July 1, 2014) to apply. The application opened up earlier this month, and the deadline to apply is April 25. The New York City Department of Youth and Community Development administers the program and the application process. Please see their website to apply and for more information.

SYEP is a great way for teens and young adults to earn money while working at community-based organizations during the summer. The program keeps them occupied, teaches them work skills and helps them learn about their community.

The program runs for six weeks from July 7 through August 16 and pays $8 an hour for up to 25 hours of work per week. This age demographic often finds it hardest to find jobs in an economy where older adults are also in need of work. WHDC is proud to fund positive and fulfilling work for teens and young adults.