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High School

Programs for 16-24 Year Olds

East Side House is a leader in working with urban, at-risk youth and has a longstanding partnership with the New York City Department of Education providing academic intervention, attendance improvement services, college and career preparatory programming and social service support for 5,000 students so that they can earn a diploma and create pathways to employment and higher education. East Side House partners with 15 high schools and operates a high school equivalency program for students who are no longer enrolled in school.

Our Model: The Primary Person

East Side House uses a model that is unique in today’s services: we provide two layers of individualized support to ensure our students succeed.  Each student is connected with a Primary Person, a caring adult who builds a relationship with the student, helps them build an academic and post-secondary plan, and supports  and encourages students through challenges.

Students are offered further support by our Social Services Department, a team of professional Social Workers who address more serious barriers to our students’ success.

Our Services

  • College & Career Readiness
  • College Exploration and Trips
  • College Application and Enrollment
  • Attendance Improvement/Dropout Prevention
  • Internship Placements
  • Enrichment Activities
  • Leadership Development
  • College Retention Support
  • Supportive Social Services

Post Secondary Pathways Program

In today’s economy, a high school diploma (or equivalency) is no longer sufficient to secure employment that will allow for economic independence. While study beyond high school has become necessary for economic security, our evidence confirms that the “college for all” mantra ignores meaningful alternatives for graduates.

Through this program, East Side House provides students the opportunity to explore career in the health and technology sectors and earn certificates in growing industries–while they pursue their high school diploma. The health and technology industries are two of the fastest growing industries and research shows employers struggle to find qualified workers to fill job demand. By offering students the opportunity to be trained for high demand careers, we’re creating a pipeline to connect the workforce to available jobs and career pathways.

today’s economy, a high school diploma (or equivalency) is no lo

nger sufficient to secure employment

that will allow for economic independence.

While study beyond high school has become necessary for

economic security, our evidence confirms that the “college for all” mantra ignores meaningful alternatives

for graduates

Certifications

Health

EKG/Phlebotomy

Home Health Aide

CPR

Pharmacy Technician

OSHA 10/30

Technology

Microsoft Office Specialist

CISCO Networking

How to Apply

Eligibility criteria vary from program to program. With general questions about East Side House’s high school-aged programs, or to explore a potential collaboration, please call the Department Director of Learning to Work Programs and Department Director of Community Schools at (718) 665-5250.

81% of high school students graduate 

96% of graduates go on to college or other post-secondary institution

67% of students in the PSP earned a certification in a growing industry

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Programs

As a trusted community resource, East Side House offers a continuum of programs to residents of the Bronx and Northern Manhattan, ranging from early childhood programs to programs for senior citizens. Below is an overview of East Side House’s program areas: