Learning to Work


Learning to Work (LTW) is an in-depth job readiness, career exploration, academic support, and student support program designed to enhance the academic component of select Young Adult Borough Centers (YABCs) and Transfer Schools.

Learning to Work (LTW) is an in-depth job readiness and career exploration program designed to enhance the academic component of select Young Adult Borough Centers (YABCs) and Transfer Schools. The goal of LTW is to assist students in overcoming obstacles that impede their progress toward a high school diploma and lead them toward rewarding employment and educational experiences after graduation. LTW offers academic and student support, career and educational exploration, work preparation, skills development, and internships.

The LTW initiative is not a separate program from those educational options; rather, it is an integral component of the academic program at each participating site.


Students must be enrolled at one of the participating Young Adult Borough Centers and Transfer Schools.

Locations and Contact Information 

To find a location near you, visit the Additional Ways to Graduate directory to connect directly with a Transfer School Principal or YABC Assistant Principal for more information. 

Learning to Work Partners

The Department of Education works collaboratively with the organizations listed below to implement and improve the Learning to Work initiative across New York City:

Brooklyn Community Service
BronxWorks (formerly Citizens Advice Bureau)
CAMBA, Inc. (formerly Church Avenue Merchants Block Association)
Catholic Charities
Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services, Inc. (CASES)
Child Center Of New York
Comprehensive Development, Inc. (CDI)
East Side House. Inc.
Federation Employment and Guidance Service, Inc. (FEGS)
Good Shepherd Services 
Jewish Child Care Association
New York Center for Interpersonal Development
New York City Mission Society
Queens Community House (formerly Forest Hills Neighborhood House)
Research Foundation of CUNY - Medgar Evers College
SCO Family of Services
South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation (SOBRO)
St. Nicholas Neighborhood Preservation Corporation
Wildcat Service Corporation
Youth Development Institute / Tides Center

Still have questions? Email OPSR@schools.nyc.gov or call 212-374-6025.