Education & Youth Development


of Students

of the Collegiate Express Program graduated high school in 2021




earned by 243 Learning to Work students through internships in 2021


of Collegiate Express students

were accepted & enrolled in college or trade school in 2021

Strong educational programs for young people and adults mean individuals, families, and neighborhoods can thrive. In 2010, CAMBA served 17,907 New Yorkers with adult and youth education and development programs.

  • 75% clients of adult education moved to a higher level in the National Reporting System (NRS) for Adult Education when tested following literacy classes.
  • Low-income students in our college access programs become the first in their families to enroll and attend college. In 2021, Leading to College students earned 63 total college credits in their senior year of high school.
  • High school students, those at risk of dropping out, or over-age and under-credited individuals attained their diplomas through programs that provide academic coaching and family support.
  • 793 elementary and middle school students attended our after school enrichment programs and summer camps. We focus on fun learning. Teachers reported improvements in middle-schoolers’ problem-solving and skills development after they participated in a robotics program at one of our community centers.
  • In 2021, we connected 699 young people, ages 14 to 24, to the Summer Youth Employment Program, providing them with critical opportunities to acquire work experience – they collectively earn more than $357,000.
  • 12,017 community members of all ages participated in events at our nine NYCHA Cornerstone Community Centers and four Beacon Community Centers.

Because 65% of jobs will soon require a two- or four-year degree, CAMBA’s education and youth development programs will continue to stress academic achievement and career readiness to ensure adults and young people can reach their full potential.