2 Year Apprenticeship for 18-24 Year Olds


I’ve been talking about the value one gets from a college for a long time, now it seems that there are some folks that agree with me. I just read about an apprenticeship program in Fast Company for people aged 18 – 24 in New York City (they are looking to open in other cities) that will help students learn about being successful by working with people that are successful. From the E[nstitute] website:

E[nstitute] fellows will be the first in their generation to learn from the top entrepreneurs through a revolutionary new model that will provide them exposure across all aspects of business and enable them to solve real life problems with real life consequences.



-18–24 years old
-High school diploma or equivalent
-U.S. citizenship

Apply for Enstitute


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Shay Olivarria is the most dynamic financial education speaker working today. She speaks at high schools, colleges, and companies across the country. She has written three books on personal finance, including Amazon Best Seller “Money Matters: The Get It Done in 1 Minute Workbook”. Shay has been quoted on Bankrate.com, FoxBusiness.com, NBC Latino and The Credit Union Times, among others. To schedule Shay to speak at your event visit www.BiggerThanYourBlock.com


Helping Kids in Care Succeed

Reading about kids aging out of foster care makes me sick. Literally. I aged out at 17 and I didn’t realize that the crappy education and skill set that I had was so much more than many of the other kids received. I wrote this book because I want to help the kids that are still n care have access to as much information as I can.

Order copies for your case load, kids in your group home, and kids in your school.

Everything from finding an apartment and getting the utilities turned on to paying for college and saving for retirement are covered. Resources for emancipating youth shared from organizations across the country are also included. This edition includes a bonus chapter on resumes, interviewing, and career advice.

Shay spoke at a financial education event for kids in care hosted by New York ACS. You care hire Shay to speak at your event as well.
Click the photo to visit Shay’s speaking website.

We have to start preparing kids in care to take care of themselves. The statistics are too sad. There is no reason that:

Outcomes during transition from care to adulthood National data Regional or Local data
Earned a high school diploma 54% 50% – 63%
Obtained a Bachelor’s degree or higher 2% 2%
Became a parent 84% 42%
Were unemployed 51% 30%
Had no health insurance 30% 29%
Had been homeless 25% 36%
Were receiving public assistance 30% 26%

From Foster Care  Alumni

These numbers are unacceptable. We have to do something to help.

Shay Olivarria is the most dynamic financial education speaker working today. She speaks at high schools, colleges, and companies across the country. She has written three books on personal finance, including Amazon Best Seller “Money Matters: The Get It Done in 1 Minute Workbook”. Shay has been quoted on Bankrate.com, FoxBusiness.com, NBC Latino and The Credit Union Times, among others. To schedule Shay to speak at your event visit www.BiggerThanYourBlock.com

Buy Money Matters: The Get It Done in 1 Minute Workbook

Are you looking to support your local bookstore? Awesome! You can find my new book Money Matters: The Get It Done in 1 Minute Workbook at these fine stores:

Smiley’s Bookstore
Carson, CA

Zahara’s Books N Things
Inglewood, Ca

Want to purchase online? Get your copy at Amazon.com.

I’m scheduling Meet & Greets now. Come chat with me at:

Feb. 6th Smiley’s Bookstore Carson, CA
Feb. 27th Malcolm X Library San Diego, CA
April 3rd Zahara’s Books N Things Inglewood, CA

See you soon!

Scholarships, Jobs, Internships

From Kristen Carter at Jazzi Dreamer:

The ‘Call Me MISTER’ program is an effort to address the critical shortage of African American male teachers particularly among South Carolinas lowest performing public schools. Program participants are selected from among under-served, socio-economically disadvantaged and educationally at-risk communities.

The Call Me MISTER Program combines the special strengths and resources of Clemson University with the individualized instructional programs offered by four historically black colleges in South Carolina : Benedict College , Claflin University , Morris College and South Carolina State University . To provide even greater opportunity and access, students have the option of first attending one of our two-year partner colleges before transferring to one of the four-year institutions to complete their baccalaureate degree. In addition, the project has limited enrollment in the middle school Master of Art in Teaching program. Please click on the participating schools on the menu to the left to learn more about these schools’ programs.

* Anderson University http://www.callmemister.clemson..edu/schools/anderson.html

* Benedict College http://www.callmemister.clemson.edu/schools/benedict.html

* Claflin University http://www.callmemister.clemson.edu/schools/claflin.html

* Clemson University http://www.callmemister.clemson.edu/schools/clemson.html

* College of Charleston http://www.callmemister.clemson.edu/schools/coc.html

* Morris College http://www.callmemister.clemson.edu/schools/morris.html

* South Carolina State University http://www.callmemister.clemson.edu/schools/southcarolinastate.html

* Greenville Technical College http://www.callmemister.clemson.edu/schools/greenvilletech.html

* Midlands Technical College http://www.callmemister.clemson.edu/schools/midlands.html

* Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College http://www.callmemister.clemson.edu/schools/orangeburgcalhountechhtml

* Tri-County Technical College http://www.callmemister.clemson.edu/schools/tricountytech.html

* Trident Technical College http://www.callmemister.clemson.edu/schools/tridenttech.html

The project provides:

• Tuition for admitted students pursuing approved programs of study at participating colleges.
• An academic support system to help assure their success.
• A cohort system for social and cultural support.

Visit http://www.callmemister.clemson.edu/index.htm for more details and the online application or call (800) 640-2657.
Full Time/Part-Time Postings: Students: Summer Internships

Full-Time Jobs

1. Transportation Coordinator (Lanham, MD) http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/mld/trp/1058675041.html

( Washington DC )
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3. Internal Revenue Agent (Dist. Columbia) http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/gov/1061772912.html

4. Summer Cam p=2 0Positions Available ( Arlington , Virgina ) http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/edu/1061888949.html

5..Upscale Desert Store Manager ( Downtown DC ) http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/fbh/1062214627.html

6. Administrative Assistant ( Washington DC ) http://washingtondc.craigslist..org/doc/ofc/1061693217.html

7. Special Assistant in Policy ( Washington , D.C. ) http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/ofc/1061462629.html

8. Administrative Assistant ( Alexandria , Virginia ) http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/ofc/1061308511.html

9. Receptionist Wanted – Chinese Immersion Public Charter School
(Brookland) http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/ofc/1061325721.html

10. Compliance Coordinator ( Alexandria VA ) http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/ofc/1061304952.html

11. Government Affairs Representative ( Washington DC ) http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/ofc/1060315788.html

12. Receptionist Needed ( Washington , DC ) temp to perm: IMMEDIATE http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/ofc/1060072711.html

13. GreatSchools DC Program Manager

14. Office Manager/Program Assistant ( Washington DC )-NON PROFIT AGENCY http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/npo/1061551437.html

15. REGISTRATION COORDINATOR ( Herndon , Virginia ) http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/npo/1061472064.html

16. Farmers’ Market Managers ( Silver Spring , MD & Washington DC) http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/npo/1061471965.html

17. Children Service Case Manager ( NE WDC ) http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/npo/1061326969.html

18. Controller ( Washington , DC ) $80,000 NON-Profit Org http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/npo/1060669446.html

19. Office Manager ( Silver Spring )

20. Manager of Member Services and Event Planning (DC) http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/npo/1060004271.html

21. President ( Washington , DC 110K-150K NON-Profit Org http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/npo/1059942074.html

22. Painting Superintendent

23. Journeyman Electrician – position available now (Montgomery Co, MD) http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/trd/1061805682.html

24. Maintenance Technician for Brand New High Rise ( Washington DC ) http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/trd/1061769563.html

25. Flat wall plasterers needed ( Washington DC ) http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/trd/1061636118.html

26. Maintenance Technician for Apartment Communities ( SE Washington DC ) http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/trd/1060243898.html


28.FOOD SERVICE MANAGER (RETAIL) AT BOWIE STATE UNIVERSITY ( BOWIE ) http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/mld/fbh/1062931277.html

29. Staffing Coordinator ( Falls Church )


1. Contact Center -evenings/p-t; International Exchange ( Bethesda ) http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/mld/edu/1061609702.html

2. Lead Teacher, Teacher, Assistant Teacher, Substitute, Part-Time position (Arlington Clarandon metro accessible) http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/edu/1061492293.html

3. Hotel Valet Parkers Needed ( Washington , DC ) http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/fbh/1061592156.html

4. Food Stamps/EBT at Farmers’ Market Coordinators ( Silver Spring , MD & Washington, DC) http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/npo/1061487089.html

5. ExxonMobil CS JP Summer Enrichment Program Internship ( Fairfax ) http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/npo/1060098374.html

Summer Internships:

6. Summer Cam p Internship for College Student ( South Arlington , VA ) http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/edu/1032422950.html

7. Award-winning PR Firm is interviewing for 2009 internships ( Fort Washington , MD ) http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/mar/1033848726.html

Company–CABS Home Attendants Service, Inc.–Home care provider seeks
individual to assist in the management of financial operations including
payroll, Medicaid, billing, accounting, and budgeting. Successful
applicant must have BA in accounting, business administration, or a
related field and at least 3 year full-time experience. Fax resume to
Director at 718.388.1428 or e-mail to lrivera@cabshomecare.org .

CASE MANAGER–Mount Hope Housing–Oversee intake, assessment, training
and referrals for a GED and workforce development initiative targeted
for out of school youth, ages 16-24. Provide individual and group
counseling. Implement life skills training curriculum. Provide crisis
intervention services including referrals to entitlement benefits.
Salary commensurate with credentials and experience. Excellent benefits
package. Forward resume to: Estel Fonseca, Vice President for Youth and
Adult Services, Mount Hope Housing Company, 2003-05 Walton Avenue ,
Bronx , New York 10453 . E-mail: Estelmhhc@aol.com
Fax: (718) 466-3600 x16.

COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR–Democratic State Senator–Individual would be
responsible for generating press coverage, managing press relationships,
handling press inquires, and conducting research and policy analysis
related to press. At least three years of experience as a Communications
Director or Press Secretary with a proven track record of generating
press coverage required. Experience in policy analysis or research also
required. Salary commensurate with experience. Position requires a
minimum of a BA or BS. Resume, cover letter, and writing sample should
be emailed to charvey@schneiderman.org .

CUNY School of Law–COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR – CUNY Law School seeks professional to
advance its public interest mission. Responsibilities include press,
publications and web. For full information see:

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE–Addicts Rehabilitation Center Inc.–Addicts
Rehabilitation Center Inc. – the oldest, and one of the largest drug
treatment programs in New York State – seeks a Director of Finance (DOF)
to manage its financial resources. The DOF will direct the
organization’s accounting and cash management, budget planning, and
financial reporting. S/he will need as required to develop and implement
agency policy and procedures and internal controls for effective
operations and timely monitoring and reporting in the following areas:
accounting, revenue, grants, budget, purchasing, and investment. S/he
will also provide agency over-sight on regulatory and contractual
obligations. Candidates for the position must have CPA certification and
Master’s degree in Accounting or Finance. S/he must also have over 10
years of supervisory experience preferably in a community development
corporation or other non-profit environment. The ideal candidate would
have a working knowledge of fund management, and use of financial
technology. All candidates must have the ability to combine financial
acumen with the interpersonal skills needed in interactions with program
directors. Liberal benefits are offered and salary is commensurate with
professional experience. For consideration, applicants should submit a
resume with cover letter and salary history to: Director of Finance
Search Addicts Rehabilitation Center Inc. Rev. Reginald Williams,
Director of Operations 2015 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10035 The
Addicts Rehabilitation Center Inc. is an affirmative action/equal
opportunity employer.

DIRECTOR OF PROGRAM EVALUATION–Care for the Homeless–Growing
not-for-profit health care and social service agency seeks Director of
Program Evaluation to develop and oversee implementation of program
evaluation and collect appropriate data; work with management and staff
to design reports; develop methodology to conduct analyses of program
inputs and outcome measurements; and supervise Program Evaluator.
Requirements: Doctorate degree preferred. Significant experience
conducting research and evaluation at, or in partnership with,
community-based agencies. Ability to liaise with academic researchers.
Excellent communication skills. Interest in serving homeless and/or
other poor populations. Send cover letter with resume to
recruit@cfhnyc.org  . EOE/AA employer;
minorities encouraged to apply.

EMPLOYMENT SPECIALIST– Mount Hope Housing–Work with Out of School
youth, ages 16-24, who are preparing for the GED exam and entry into the
workforce. Implement job readiness assessments, implement a job
readiness curriculum, develop a job bank, maintain participant database
and post-placement retention follow-up. Send resume to: Estel Fonseca,
Vice President for Youth and Adult Services, Mount Hope Housing Company,
2003-05 Walton Avenue, Bronx, NY 10453 E-mail:Estelmhhc@aol.com
Fax: (718) 466-4788.

GED INSTRUCTOR–Mount Hope Housing–Develop GED curriculum and instruct
Out of School Youth, ages 16-24, for Department of Education exam.
Implement TABE test, develop individual academic plans, prepare progress
reports, and participate in team meetings. Minimum BA and a strong
background in high school level academic instruction. Send resume to:
Estel Fonseca, Vice President for Youth and Adult Services, Mount Hope
Housing Company, 2003-05 Walton Avenue , Bronx , New York 10453 .
E-mail:Estelmhhc@aol.com Fax: (718)

HOUSING ASSET MANAGER–St. Nicholas Neighborhood Preservation
Corporation–The Housing Asset Manager handles strategic and effective
management of real estate assets including compliance, maintenance and
operations. The position reports to the Director of Housing.
RESPONSIBILITIES: coordinate a staff of 30 overseeing a portfolio of
over 50 properties with 850+ units of housing. Coordinate reporting for
funders and investors. Insure proper compliance: income certifications,
unit leasing and renewals. Develop capital plans and operational plans
for long term sustainability, Competitive salary and benefits. Please
send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to Carmen Vasquez,
11 Catherine Street , Brooklyn NY 11211 , or email
cvasquez@stnicksnpc.comor fax 718..486.5982. No calls. EOE. Women and people of color encouraged to apply.

MWBE PROJECT CONSULTANT–Harlem Business Alliance–To assist the HBA in
enhancing the ability of minority- and/or-women-owned businesses to
compete for NYC contracts and to assist eligible minority and
women-owned firms certify and/or re-certify as M/WBEs with the City by
conducting community outreach and marketing; providing one-on-one
sessions on certification, selling to the government, bonding and
finance; and assisting M/WBEs with their applications, financing and
bonding packaging. QUALIFICATIONS: At least 5 years M/WBE or small
business development experience; strong computer, accounting, analytical
and communication skills with proven track record of meeting deadlines;
salary negotiable; email resume and cover letter to bharte@hbany.org .

opportunity for a highly detail orientated individual with outstanding
organizational, computer and people skills to assist with the planning,
operations, and contract management of OROE. Working in conjunction with
OROE’s seven recycling outreach coordinators and under the supervision
of OROE’s Director. Send resume with cover letter and two references to
dhurd@cenyc.org or fax 212-788-7913.

PROGRAM EVALUATOR–Care for the Homeless–Growing not-for-profit health
care and social service agency seeks PROGRAM EVALUATOR to program
eClinical Works database to capture and report appropriate data; to
train and monitor staff on correct data collection procedures; and to
produce detailed reports. Requirements: Masters degree. Experience with
data collection and evaluation; knowledge of statistical analyses.
Excellent communication and computer skills. Interest in serving
homeless and/or other poor populations. Send cover letter with resume to
recruit@cfhnyc.org  . EOE/AA employer; minorities encouraged to apply.

(PEROC)–CENYC–The position offers the opportunity for a highly
motivated individual with outstanding organizational and people skills
to assist with the planning, implementation and promotion of recycling
and waste reduction at public events throughout the city as well as
organizing special recycling collection events at various locations
throughout the City. Send resume with cover letter and two references to
dhurd@cenyc..org or fax 212-788-7913

SCIENCE BARGE ON BOARD EDUCATOR– Groundwork Hudson Valley–Opening:
Full-time educator for The Science Barge, a floating hydroponic farm and
outdoor classroom. Two to three years experience in environmental
education required. Minority and Spanish speakers encouraged to apply.
Goals: Teach sustainable development, renewable energy, Hudson River
ecology, and integrated systems for food and energy production. More
information: http://www.groundworkyonkers.org/job%20description.html

SHELTER DIRECTOR, KENTON HALL–Project Renewal–Project Renewal’s
We are currently seeking a Shelter
Director to lead Kenton Hall’s multidisciplinary team. Required
Credentials: Master’s degree in social work, counseling, psychology,
family therapy or other related field or a BA with required experience.
NY State CASAC preferred. Must have excellent writing and communication
skills. Spanish speaking a plus. Required Experience Minimum three (3)
years as program director/senior manager in a licensed alcohol/substance
abuse treatment program; 2-3 years direct clinical experience with
addictions and/or mental health services;: The Shelter Director’s responsibilities
include, but are not limited to the following: 1. Administering a 100
bed shelter for homeless men receiving methadone. 2. Managing the
overall program, including program budget; payroll documentation,
employee performance reviews, recruiting/discharging staff; arranging
in-service training schedule; managing client admission; coordinating
with Project Renewal’s other services. 3. Facilitating staff and team
meetings. 4. Coordinating services with methadone maintenance clinics.
5. Interfacing with the community, neighborhood associations and other
local service providers. Interested applicants should submit a resume
and cover letter indicating position a nd salary requirements to: HR
Department, Project Renewal, 200 Varick Street, 9th Floor, New York,
N.Y. 10014, Fax: 212-243-4755   Jessica.amsterdam@projectrenewal.org

SPECIAL EVENTS INTERN–City Futures: City Limits & Center
Interns will gain real-world experience through exposure to event
planning and marketing activities. Intern must be able to commit at
least 10 hours a week. This is an unpaid internship. To apply, send
resume and cover letter to intern@cityfutures.org
<mailto:intern%40cityfutures.org> .

STAFF ACCOUNTANT – SUPERVISOR–Addicts Rehabilitation Center, Inc.–We
are a not-for-profit drug rehabilitation center located in Harlem
seeking accounting professionals to perform the following: -GL Account
Analysis and reconciliation, including bank reconciliation -Ensure
accurate, timely and efficient month end close -Track and disburse 3rd
Party funds -Record Journal Entries into the GL. Ability to manage staff
a must, and provide ad hoc assistance. QUALIFICATIONS: -At least 2 years
experience in a similar role -Strong accounting, analytical and
communication skills, proven track record of meeting deadlines and
managing multiple tasks -Strong computer use, knowledge of Peachtree and
QuickBooks is desired -At least Bachelor Degree in Accounting
SALARY/RATE: $35-42K per year. Send/fax your resume in confidence:
Fiscal Dept., 2015 Madison Avenue , NY , NY 10035 or Fax 212-427-3751.

SUPERINTENDENT–East Harlem Council for Community Improvement,
Inc.–Minimum two years experience. Speak English. Medium-heavy lifting
required. HS Diploma or equivalent; Certificate of Fitness for oil
boiler. Certificate HUD Lead Safe Work Practices. Responsibilities:
General maintenance, vacancy, emergency & janitorial repairs. Garbage
collection, recycling, grounds keeping and snow removal, etc. Building
system maintenance. General record keeping.. On call 24/7. Please email
resume and cover letter to malmanzar@promesa.org
<mailto:malmanzar%40promesa.org> .

Counselors??Esperanza NY, Inc., an innovative juvenile justice program,
seeks counselors to provide services to court-involved youth and their
families. A graduate degree in social work, counseling, or psychology
required. Experience with court-involved youth, community-based
organizations desirable. English-Spanish desirable. More details:
www.esperanzany.org. Cover letters and resumes to Jenny Kronenfeld;
Director, Esperanza; 636 Broadway, 4th floor; NY , NY 10012 . Fax
212-964-5566 Email: fieldcounselor@esperanzanyorg. EOE
For complete listings, visit our website

Alvin Ailey Dance Company Seeks Interns

PR Intern Openings: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater


Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, one of the world’s premier dance institutions that also includes Ailey II, The Ailey School, Ailey Arts-in-Education and Community Programs and The Ailey Extension, is seeking two motivated and personable summer interns in the Public Relations department. The PR department is a small team which manages publicity for all of the aspects of the Ailey organization, which was recently nominated for a PRWeek Award for Ailey’s 50th Anniversary media campaign.

Public Relations Intern: Applicant should have prior knowledge or experience in Public Relations and/or Communications (responsibilities include: working with database of media contacts, writing and editing press releases, creating press materials and press kits, maintain press coverage of the organization, researching media outlets for potential coverage opportunities)

Knowledge of and interest in photo/video editing and graphics (Photoshop, video editing programs) Strong organizational skills and attention to detail in a fast-paced work environment Strong written and verbal communication skills

Video/Photo Production Intern: Experience with shooting and editing video and photography (experience/interest in dance preferred) Competence and experience with editing programs and technology Interest in Marketing and Public Relations

All applicants should submit by email a cover letter and resume to jpetok@alvinailey.org. Please include either “PR Intern” or “Video/Photo Production Intern” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Please know that we are not able to offer a stipend, housing, or any other type of compensation; we do work with schools so that interns can receive academic credit. Interns are also able to take dance classes through The Ailey Extension without charge and participate in a variety of summer intern activities.