Education & Youth Development

$1,505,639

Earned

by Learning to Work students through internships in 2023

$153,750

Earned

by BIVO participants during the program year in 2023

100%

Of  H.S. seniors graduated on time

and applied to college through CAMBA College Bound in 2023

 

Strong educational programs for young people and adults mean individuals, families, and neighborhoods can thrive. In 2023, CAMBA served 21,686 New Yorkers with adult and youth education and development programs.

  • 59% of adult education clients 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.
  • 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.
  • 2,389 elementary and middle school students attended our after-school enrichment programs and summer camps. We focus on fun learning. Teachers reported improvements in problem-solving and skills development in middle schoolers after participating in a robotics program at one of our community centers.
  • In 2023, we connected 915 young people, ages 14 to 24, to the Summer Youth Employment Program, providing them with critical opportunities to acquire work experience. They collectively earned more than $449,075.
  • 11,874 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.