CAMBA launched our English to Work Program in the spring of 2019 to provide our adult learners with free English language instruction and concurrent job training as a direct response to community need demonstrated in Education Center survey results, where we learned that 65% of our adult learners are unemployed and the majority survive on an income of less than $10,000 per year. Most of our learners lack a high school diploma and are not eligible for workforce development programs; those who do qualify often struggle to succeed because of insufficient English-language skills.
To meet the language and job-readiness needs of our students, the English to Work Program combines CAMBA’s English language learning coursework with training in Food Handling. Enrolled participants do not pay any of the fees and expenses generally associated with these programs. Each quarter, over the course of 10 weeks, CAMBA offers English instruction four days a week and Kingsborough Community College provides two once-a-week, 3-hour-long Food Handling training sessions (morning and afternoon) at the CAMBA Education Center. At the end of the training, eligible participants take the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene exam to earn a NYC Food Protection Certificate. Our case managers provide resume preparation, cover letter writing, interview practice, and job referral assistance to program participants.
Eligibility: NYC residents/workers (primarily Flatbush and East Flatbush)
Clients Served Annually: 300
Referrals Accepted: Yes
955 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11226
Entrance on Snyder Avenue
(718) 940-3453 ext. 40400