There are 3.4 million people over 65 in New York State. (City Hall News)
Founded in 1974, Kingsbridge Heights Community Center is a multi-service center serving 7,000 North West Bronx families and individuals. Some newer programs include Early Head Start and the North Bronx Youth Collaborative.
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For more information about UNH's policy positions on youth services, please contact Gregory Brender, Co-Director of Policy and Advocacy.
UNH strives to help young people make positive choices and succeed in school and in the workforce.
UNH advocates for critical educational and enrichment opportunities that help young people make positive choices and succeed in school and in the workforce. We do this through advocacy and policy analysis as well as by providing resources to our member agencies for program innovation and enhancement.
Programs and Issues
The Junior Board successfully raised over $6,000 in October to support
the 2014 Care Package Program. The funds raised were used to expand the
Care Package program by reaching even more college students, and send
115 care packages! Learn more »
Through the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), New York businesses
and nonprofits provide jobs for thousands of teens each year,
occupations like serving as a camp counselor or working in a
professional office, retail job or as a museum docent. Learn more »
In New York City, an estimated 170,000 to 200,000 young adults between
the ages of ages 16 and 24 are neither in school nor in the workforce.
To address the critical issue of this growing population of
"disconnected" youth, UNH is collaborating in
an important advocacy effort entitled the Campaign for Tomorrow's
Workforce. Learn more »
Scholarships for youth leaders from settlement houses have been made
possible by The Allan Morrow Foundation since 2007. UNH has awarded a
total of 42 graduating high school seniors with $2,000 scholarships over
a four-year period. Learn more »