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April 7, 2020 – Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and out of concern for the health and safety of all New Yorkers, the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development has made the difficult decision to not operate Ladders for Leaders this summer. We look forward to working with you when the program resumes, and will keep you posted with updates when they are available to us.
Thanks to a $30,000 donation from Cord Meyer Development, Commonpoint Queens has been able to place 12 interns for summer 2020 despite the cancellation of Ladders for Leaders and SYEP. You can help us place more interns with your support! Thanks to QNS for their coverage at https://qns.com/story/2020/06/02/commonpoint-queens-receives-30000-donation-for-summer-youth-internship-program/.
Commonpoint Queens had an amazing summer 2019, placing 485 Ladders for Leaders interns into 173 employment opportunities! Now, we would like you to join us in guiding our Ladders for Leaders applicants by providing valuable internship opportunities.