Summer Employment Programs

WHDC offers valuable & exciting summer employment programs to both resident seniors as well as West Harlem youth.

The program is a win-win for communities, partner agencies and participants, who can give back while earning a stipend. Participants have served in nonprofits, government agencies, churches, community groups, kitchens, food pantries and senior centers as well as computer technicians, social workers, public relations specialists, maintenance personnel, and in many other capacities.

Summer Employment Programs


WHDC initiated its summer youth program to provide West Harlem youth, between the ages of 14 and 18 years old, with paid summer employment and academic enrichment.


The Summer Senior Employment Program connects residents of West Harlem, age 55+, with rewarding, part-time summer employment opportunities.