3/31 deadline: YouthBridge-NY Fellowship Program

The heart of YouthBridge-NY is its two-year Fellowship program, where high school juniors and seniors from diverse backgrounds participate in intensive trainings on leadership and diversity.

The fellowship kicks off in late August with an overnight orientation retreat, where participants get to know each other through team-building games, outdoor activities, and workshops on topics like diversity, social justice, and leadership.

Throughout the first year of the program, first-year teen Fellows participate in skill-building workshops and team-based learning opportunities; second year Bridgers are immersed in experiential learning opportunities and mentoring with successful professionals.

Each YouthBridge-NY fellowship year concludes with an End-of-Year Celebration and Bridger Graduation in June. In addition, throughout the fellowship, Fellows and Bridgers are invited to participate in volunteer opportunities, group outings, and other special events. As YouthBridge-NY alumni will tell you, the varied aspects of the YouthBridge-NY fellowship come together to create lasting friendships and an amazing network of support for years to come.

Applications are only open to 10th graders for participation during their junior and senior years. Rolling admissions: applications are considered in the order in which they are received.

The deadline for applications is Friday, March 31, 2017.

Summer Internship Opportunity with Public Advocate Letitia James’ Office

The Office of the Public Advocate offers several full-time, part-time, and summer internship opportunities with academic credit from colleges and universities.  

The Office of the Public Advocate  also offers a number of volunteer opportunities. Please note that volunteer opportunities do not require college experience. However, those with work experience in law, social work, public policy, and journalism are especially welcome. Please email cover letter and resume to their volunteer coordinator,  Joan Laufer at jlaufer@pubadvocate.nyc.gov.

There is a rolling application process. 

Click here for more information on internships or volunteering.

3/31 deadline: Summer Internship Program with NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer’s Office

The Comptroller’s Office is committed to providing a wide range of learning and work opportunities to students with an in interest in public services.

Over the course of the nine-week program, interns will participate in hands-on departmental projects in their assigned Bauer as well as an overall enrichment program that includes networking opportunities, professional development programming and community service activities.

Students are expected to work 28 hours a week on a Monday – Thursday schedule from June 5th to August 3rd.

Click here for more information or to apply by March 31, 2017. 

RECAP: Summer Youth Resource Expo

Thank you to all who attended and participated in my Summer Youth Resource Expo this past Sunday.

Hundreds of young people and their parents were able to speak to over 40 participating organizations, receiving information on summer programs and internships in the areas of education, music, dance, culture, arts, sports, business, and more.

We enjoyed performances by Brooklyn United Marching BandTropicalfete Inc., and Lotus Creations Academy of the Performing Arts. Attendees won amazing raffle prizes, like free dance lessons, free camp sessions, game systems, technology gift packs, swag bags, and even a free camping trip!

I am so excited to bring you an even bigger and better Summer Youth Resource Expo in 2018. Let’s continue working together to build a brighter future for our youth!

See below for live video from the event and website links and other information about the featured organizations.


Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo


Education Summer Camps Sports Music/ Dance/ Cultural/ Arts Internships/ Jobs/ Volunteer opportunities
Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership Medgar Evers College Oasis Beacon

Contact mterry@mec.cuny.edu for more info

Brooklyn Bridge Basketball Tropicalfete, Inc. T.E.A.L. (Tell Every Amazing Lady)

You can contact Julian M. Hill, Executive Director, for more information at (646) 600-8699

Brooklyn Children’s Museum Brooklyn Pitbulls Soul Tigers Marching Band, Inc.

Click here for information on summer camp and after-school program

Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce
Christian In Business LIU Children’s Academy The Magnus Mukoro Sports Foundation Unity Youth Leadership and Cultural Arts Inc. DYCD Youth Connect Program/ SYEP
Digital Girl, Inc. Camp Bed-Stuy

Phone: 718-219-1405

Email: andre@campbedstuy.org

Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls

You can contact Christina Rodriguez, Program Coordinator, at info@williemaerockcamp.org

Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corp.
Bella Abzug Leadership Institute (BALI)

Contact: contact@abzuginstitute.org

Flyer: Bella abzug flyer

NIA Community Services Network UrbanGlass

You can contact karina@urbanglass.org for more information.

Use discount code CAMPFAIR  for 20% off all youth and adult workshops until 3/31/17

Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow

You can contact Emily Hills, OBT Outreach at 917-342-5279 or obtoutreach@obtjobs.org

YWCA Brooklyn Trail Blazer Camps Quest Youth Organization, Inc.
Octavia Project

Or click here for info on 1-day workshop on science fiction and architecture on Sat., April 1

University Settlement Lotus Creations Academy of Performing Arts
Bonjour NY ABC, LLC NYC Parks- Brooklyn Recreation Mark Morris Dance Group
Human Resources Administration (HRA) NYC Parks- Partnerships for Parks I WILL GRADUATE/ Entertainers 4 Education Alliance
MIM FOUNDATION  NY YMCA Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy

You can also contact info@ifetayo.org  for more information

NY Writers Coalition BAX | Brooklyn Arts Exchange
City Growers

Click here to register for summer camp or email camp@citygrowers.org

For Job opportunities (Summer Camp Directors, Counselors & Assistant Counselors) email info@citygrowers.org

For paid High School internships email info@citygrowers.org

Lives Not Forgotten
Brooklyn United Marching Band

Brooklyn Music School

Click here for info on summer music program

Click here for info on summer vocal program


3/12 Event: 2017 Youth Summer Resource Expo



Participants will be announced soon!

4/15 deadline: Brooklyn Navy Yard Summer Internship Program

bklyn-nvy-ydBNYDC’s mission is to fuel New York City’s economic vitality by creating and preserving quality jobs, growing the City’s modern industrial sector and its businesses, and connecting the local community with the economic opportunity and resources of the Yard. As part of this mission, BNYDC is excited to welcome our third group of local students to our Summer Internship Program.

The BNYDC Summer Internship Program connects college-attending or college-bound young adults with Navy Yard-based businesses for 8 week summer internships. The Summer Internship Program gives students an opportunity to gain real work experience, exposure to the Brooklyn Navy Yard and the industrial sector, and the opportunity to earn a salary during the summer that may supplement their college costs.

Program Outline:

  • Interns are matched by the BNYDC with a Navy Yard-based business. These will include manufacturing, design, media, and technology based businesses. Navy Yard businesses will provide each student with a meaningful work experience.

  • Interns are expected to demonstrate exceptional work ethic and professionalism at all times while being employed by BNYDC. At the end of the program, employers will submit an intern evaluation.

  • Internship roles are primarily administrative support roles. For interns with previous experience, there may be an opportunity to be matched into specialized roles.

  • Two sessions are available to accepted interns. Each student is required to choose only one (1) session in which he/she will participate in.

    •     Session 1:  June 5, 2017 to July 28, 2017

    •     Session 2:  June 26, 2017 to August 18, 2017 (graduating high school seniors from public schools will have a late start on June 29, 2017 since their classes end the previous day)

  • Before the start of their session, all interns must attend a BNYDC Internship Orientation Session.

  • All interns commit to a 40 hour work week with a one hour unpaid lunch break each day. This totals to 35 paid hours each week.

  • All interns are compensated at $11/hr.


  • Interns are selected based on their demonstration of strong communication skills, work ethic, and track record of commitment and achievement.

  • Students must be able to present documentation that indicates their current enrollment in a college program or admission to a college.

  • If under 18, working papers must be provided. Working papers can be obtained from your school.


  • Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. The deadline for all applications is April 15, 2017.

  • Limited internships are available, so applications should be sent in as soon as possible. Applicants accepted earlier in the process will have greater likelihood of matching to an internship role in their desired field(s).

  • To apply:

    • Complete the application form and a resume, and send both to SummerInternship@BrooklynNavyYard.org. If needed, you may also mail your application and resume to Summer Internship Program, Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation, Unit 300, Brooklyn, NY 11205.

    • Once your application is received, we will reach out to you via email to schedule an interview.

This is a wonderful opportunity for college students and businesses on the Yard, and we are looking forward to hearing from you! Please email any questions to SummerInternship@BrooklynNavyYard.org.