Education and Employment

Getting an education and finding work are two of the most important concerns of men who come to the Young Men's Clinic. The YMC is working hard to make connections with educational and employment programs that can help our patients reach their life goals. Our staff has visited some of the places listed below. Some places have been recommended to us by our patients, or by people we work with in the community. Check them out on the web, or call/write to them. If you make a visit or begin attending any of programs, we'd like to hear about your experience. If you want to go over these websites with us and talk about work or education issues, come to the Young Men's Clinic and we'll work together.

Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation (NMIC)

76 Wadsworth Avenue
New York, NY 10033
(212) 822-8300
This organization has served Washington Heights and Inwood for many years. In addition to some services that help people with education and training to get better jobs, they do many other things like helping with housing and public benefits, e.g. like Food Stamps. They have ESL classes for people who speak other languages, adult basic education and pre-GED classes, and they can help with legal issues including immigration. All services are free and bilingual. The YMC works a lot with this agency.

CUNY in the Heights and The Hector B. Basora ATTAIN Learning Lab

108 Cooper Street
New York, NY 10034
(212) 567-7132
Offer college-prep, work development, language skills, and technology programs to meet the educational and employment needs of people in the community. We visited these programs and really like them.

New Heights Neighborhood Center

216 Ft. Washington Avenue, 2nd Floor @ the Armory
New York, NY 10032
(212) 781-6388 or 781-6467
(Provides workforce development services to youth 17-24 years old. YMC staff visits New Heights almost every week.

Upper Manhattan Workforce1 Career Center

215 West 125th Street
6th Floor
New York, N.Y.

Community Impact @ Columbia University

105 Earl Hall, MC2010
New York, NY 10027
(212) 854-1492
Provides GED preparation, adult education, computer training, ESL, planning for jobs. The YMC has worked with this group a lot, including providing men's health education to their program participants.


240 E 123rd St
New York, NY 10035-2038
(212) 360-1100 fax: (212) 360-5634
The Young Men's Clinic has visited STRIVE many times. They have a unique training program that helps people who are unemployed make changes so they can get work as quickly as possible. Their program involves: a 3-4 week training workshop in a realistic work environment; training on personal responsibility and positive attitude; developing communication skills; gaining an understanding of the work environment; job placement and follow-up support; and career counseling and development.

Hostos Community College (CUNY)

East 149 Street and Grand Concourse in the Bronx
Hostos is one of the community colleges in the City University of New York- CUNY system. Tuition for the semester for a resident of New York State is $1,400. This site tells you about how to apply to college, how to pay for college, and other important information. They can help you plan for a good future through education by guiding you through several steps):


  • Take the GED screening test
  • Meet a counselor to decide what courses you need to take (for example, you might need a pre-GED course before the GED prep course)
  • Help you figure how to register and pay for courses
  • Start classes
  • Keep up good attendance
  • Take practice tests
  • Receive your test date and location
  • Take the GED exam
  • Receive notification of whether or not you passed
  • Go to Hostos (or some other college) admissions for your college application