Phone: 718.773.3551 | Fax: 347.420.9736

Opportunity Youth Program

The New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) has partnered with The Campaign Against Hunger and 29 other community-based organizations to implement the Opportunity Youth: Supported Work Experience program. Opportunity Youth is designed to provide work-readiness training to teens and young adults.

To join TCAH through the Opportunity Youth program, you must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be between the ages of 16-24
  • Not be enrolled in school and not employed
  • Live in any of the 5 NYC boroughs


TCAH offers this program in two sections per year, from September to December and from March to June. Over the course of 14 weeks, you would receive:

  • Five hours of work-readiness workshops each week
  • Ten hours of work experience each week, paid at living wage
  • Individual meetings with a case manager, at least once every two weeks


At the end of the 14 weeks, you will have:

  • Written a resume
  • Demonstrated gains in work-readiness skills
  • A job or be working towards getting a job, enrolled in continuing education, or enrolled in occupational training or the military


If you meet the eligibility criteria and would like to apply to participate, please fill out the following documentation on or before the deadline of March 4, 2022:

Enrollment Application

The enrollment application can be filled out electronically. Please save/scan completed application and upload to the portal.


Please download and complete the forms below and upload via the Upload Portal.

Questions or concerns? Please email: or call 718.773.3551 ext. 116

Upload Portal

Please use this portal to upload the following supporting documentation for enrollment in TCAH’s Opportunity Youth Program:

  • Completed Enrollment Application (digital or scanned copy)
  • Completed Photo Consent Form (digital or scanned copy)
  • Birth certificate
  • Completed I-9 Form (see below for link)
  • Completed W4 Form (see below for link)
  • Social Security Card
  • Photo ID
  • Work papers/ Selective service letter
Click or drag files to this area to upload. You can upload up to 10 files.
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