If you're homeless or temporarily housed, your children have extra education rights. Visit the Department of Education (DOE) page for more information about how your housing status affects your child's schooling and transportation.
Department of Youth & Community Development (DYCD)
You can use DiscoverDYCD to find where the programs listed below are offered near you. Visit the DiscoverDYCD website, select Afterschool Programs and Education Services (plus any other resources you may be interested in), and then press Search. The Learn More links following each program below provide additional information and eligibility details.
Beacon Programs are school-based community centers serving children age six and older, and adults.
Comprehensive After-School System NYC (COMPASS NYC) offers high-quality programs that support and strengthen the overall development of young people. These free programs are located in public and private schools, community centers, religious institutions, public housing, and recreational facilities throughout the City.
Cornerstone Programs provide engaging, high-quality, year-round programs for adults and young people. Programs are located at New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Community Centers.
SONYC offers tailored programming for middle school youth in ACS and homeless facilities.
Learn & Earn is a career exploration and academic support program for high school juniors and seniors. The program provides academic support, college application assistance, work readiness training, service-learning and leadership activities, as well as a paid six-week summer internship.