Administrative Staff


Youth Brownsville Center
1757 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY 11213
Voice:(718) 221-1414
Fax:(718) 000-0000

Under the auspices of Episcopal Social Services, Inc. the Institute for Leadership and Career Development has been implementing its YouthBuild Brownsville program since 1996. YouthBuild Brownsville is a year-long training program designed to assist 20-35 young adults ages 16-24 that have dropped out of school. The training cycle includes educational and job training services consisting of basic education skills, GED preparation, life skills, leadership development skills, job readiness, construction on-site training, and computer literacy. Participants also receive counseling, support service referrals, and job placement assistance.

Construction training takes place at the sites located in Community District 16 the neighborhood of Oceanhill Brownsville. The buildings that the young people work on are owned and operated by the Oceanhill Brownsville Tenants Association (OHBTA). They also provide all of the construction materials as well as necessary licenses and permits. The apartments that are renovated by the trainees will be rented to low-income families.

CEC provides basic education, GED preparation as well as college preparation. Classes are designed to integrate multi-cultural awareness, self-esteem, life skills, and work values. Cooperative learning strategies are utilized as well as diverse approaches that address individual learning styles.