Train and Earn Program

The Train & Earn program (formerly known as the Out-of-School Youth program) provides contextualized career training, education guidance, work readiness skills development, internship, wrap around services for support (housing, mental health, public assistance, childcare, education), and a guaranteed job upon completion of the program. Our 58-week training program prepares people for a career in environmental services through classroom training, followed by a 6-week hands-on experience in a professional environment.

Find out how in 6 weeks you can get certified as a food handler, a retail specialist, or a healthcare worker,  get hands on training and a job in the field. At the end of the program, we’ll also help you find a job in the field and you can take advantage of free advanced trainings through the City University of New York.

Am I Eligible?

You may be eligible if you can answer yes to these questions:

  • Are you between 16 – 24 years old?
  • Do you meet one of these requirements?
    • Do you receive cash assistance or SNAP, or are you a member of a household that receives cash assistance or SNAP?
    • Are you homeless?
    • Are you a foster care youth?
    • Are you a parent?
    • Do you have an IEP?
    • If you do not meet one of these requirements, Train & Earn will look at your income to see if you are eligible. You can use ACCESS NYC to screen and see if you may qualify.

What Will I Need To Apply?

To apply for Learn & Earn, you will need to prove the following:

  • Your identity and date of birth
  • Where you live
  • Your family’s income

Apply Today: Train and Earn Application

For further information contact the Train & Earn Program Director:

Program Director: Shawn Howard

Phone: 929-308-2593

Address: 15 William Street 2nd Floor Staten Island, NY 10304

United Activities Unlimited, Inc. Train and Earn Program is an Equal Opportunity Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request for individuals with disabilities.  TTY# 800-662-1220