1. Friends of Island Academy
Transitional organization that offers educational opportunities, job placement assistance, and counseling services to ex-offenders ages 16-21 coming out of the 4 schools located on Rikers Island.
Contact: Clinton Lacey, Mark Washington
Phone #: 212-760-0755
2. CUNY Catch
Located in 3 different college campuses. Provides GED classes and college preparation. Ages 17 +
Contact: Bronx Elizabeth Payamps (718) 289-5852
Brooklyn- Adolph Smith (718)
Queens- Beth Barnett (718) 482-5320
3. Covenant House / Project Rise
Provides transitional housing and vocational training for youths ages 16-21 coming out of Rikers Island.
Contact: Sara Czarnecki
Phone #: 212-613-0382
4. Manhattan EOC/SUNY (Educational Opportunity Center)
Educational and vocational training for educationally and economically disadvantaged students.
Contact: Ron Pettaway
Phone #: 212-961-4400
5. E.M.C. Business Institute
Offers free computer training and job placement upon completion of course. 18-21 years
Contact: Ronald Purdue
Phone #: 212-866-25005
6. The Fortune Society
Offers all transitional services including education, career training, job placement, counseling services, drug treatment programs, etc. All ex-offenders welcome
Contact: Nancy Lopez or Renato McCray
Phone #: 212-206-7070
7. Samaritan Village
Programs and residential treatment centers for substance abusers in the 5 Boroughs and Ellenville, N.Y.
Contact: Tommy Pollazo
Phone #: 718-657-6195
8. South Forty
Provides career training and job placement for ex-offenders.
Contact: Joe Messeneo
9. Vocational Foundation - Young Fathers Program
Provides opportunities for young fathers ages 17-21 along with counseling services.
Contact: Stacey Bethea
Phone #: 718-230-3100
10. Xincon Technology
Computer skills training, GED prep. Classes are free for 18-21 year olds
Contact: Aaron Justice
To find out more information or more resources, please contact Amy Luna or Stacey Oliger at (718) 546-4635.