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As part of the Chancellor's Summer in the City Initiative, Community Schools are offering comprehensive academic and enrichment programming for students in elementary, middle and high schools.  

DYCD Summer Camps: 

The DOE’s Office of Community Schools and the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) are collaborating to provide extended summer school opportunities to mandated elementary-school students in select Summer School locations where DYCD has existing COMPASS Programs. This initiative will ensure that more students are able to take advantage of the DOE's Summer-in-the-City programming by providing a longer day and meeting the childcare needs of working parents. It will also allow students to receive a more enriching summer learning experience with arts, field trips, cultural exploration, sports, leadership development and team building. Programs will operated from 7/5/18- 8/17/18.

  • 7/5/18 - 8/09/18: Monday - Thursday, 2:30pm - 6 pm & Friday, 8 am - 6 pm
  • 8/13/18 - 8/17/18: Monday - Friday, 8 am - 6 pm

Vulnerable Youth Summer Youth Employment Program (VY SYEP) 

There are 3,100 slots available for GUARANTEED summer job placement for all students who are:

  • Homeless, in the NYC shelter system, or in other temporary housing
  • Justiceinvolved youth
  • Youth in foster care or receiving preventive services through ACS
For more questions, contact Jennifer MitchellMayer at jmitchellmayer@schools.nyc.gov.

CareerCLUE Program:

CareerClue allows students to get valuable work experience, as well as a full SYEP summer wage ($1,500-$1,900 for the summer). Students can also earn academic credit. The program includes field trips to learn about different career pathways. Applicants must:

  • Attend a Community, Renewal, or Rise high school 
  • Be at least 14 years old by July 1, 2018
  • Speak with their principal or guidance staff in order to apply


School-Based Summer Youth Employment Program:

The DOE, in partnership with the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD), will provide up to 20,000 paid summer internship and employment placements for youths who are 14–21 years-old, for six weeks during July and August of 2019 via the School-Based option of the Summer Youth Employment Program.

Planning Guides and Resources for Elementary Community Schools Summer Program

The Office of Community Schools allocated funds to our Community Based Organization partners that serve students in grades kindergarten through five in 34 schools across the CityParticipating schools operate Monday-Friday and provide a diverse and balanced curriculum of enrichment experiences to address the summer learning gap. Activities include academic support, arts, sports and recreation, and cultural field trips to parks and cultural institutions. 

Planning Guides and Resources

Webinar Schedule

To access any of the webinars, visit join.me/nyc-communityschools, and call +1.646.307.1990 Access Code: 204-419-595#.

2018 ATS Summer School Enrichment Programs (SSEP)

Permit Licensing

Summer Cultural Trip Opportunities

  • Access the 2017 slides here.  A list of cultural institutions can be found here and a list of summer opportunities can be found here.

Questions?