WHDC’s 2020 ARISE! Youth Development Program In West Harlem

March 9, 2020

West Harlem Development Corporation (WHDC) is pleased to announce the relaunch of its summer youth development program.

Arise! Summer Youth Employment & Education Program (SYEEP) is now ARISE! (All Rising In Strengthening Excellence).

ARISE! will provide West Harlem youth (at least 14 years of age) with six (6) weeks of paid ($15/hour) summer employment that will include both work responsibilities and academic enrichment. The program will include job readiness, NYS Regents/SAT/ACT preparation, mentorship, weekly trips, and participation in community service activities.

2020 Program Dates: Monday, July 6th – Friday, August 14th


  1. At least 14 years of age by July 6, 2020
  2. Current student (8th – 11th grade)
  3. West Harlem – Manhattan Community District 9 (MCD9*) resident
  4. NY State Working Papers (14 – 17 years of age)

Applications must be submitted online no later than Thursday, April 16, 2020.

Please Apply Online to participate. For additional information, please see the Full Program Overview. Contact ARISE! Program Manager, Alicia Barksdale at 646-476-3394 or email abasyeep@westharlemdc.org if you have any questions.

NOTE: If your organization would like to serve as a 2020 ARISE! worksite hosting youth at no cost to you, please contact Ken Miles at kmiles@westharlemdc.org

We look forward to seeing you this summer!

*MCD9 is bounded by Cathedral Parkway on the south; 155th Street on the north; Manhattan, Morningside, St Nicholas, Bradhurst, and Edgecombe Avenues on the east; and the Hudson River on the west.

Apply For 2020 Arise! Here

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