Youth Opportunity Hub

Tech/STEM | Culinary Arts | Fitness | Food Pantry

Contact Details





82-17 Parsons Boulevard
Jamaica, New York 11432



With partnerships in ten high schools and five Hillel programs on CUNY campuses, and as a city-wide celebrated provider of youth employment initiatives – Commonpoint Queens is uniquely positioned to develop transformative programs in this state-of-the-art space. In addition, our experience in the launching of a one-stop, social service workforce development hub makes us perfectly suited to respond when Queens needs to return from crisis to stability. Poverty is more than just a lack of money. To achieve lasting health and healing, we need to provide holistic services – addressing the Mind, Body & Soul.

Individuals of all ages will receive employment counseling and job placement services, help with benefits assessment and enrollment, access to the food pantry, free legal assistance, mental health support, and health & wellness programs.


Summer Program Schedule

youth hub summer schedule

Happening Now at the Youth Opportunity Hub:

Girls Who Code is a free coding program for girls in grades 9-12! Classes will be held from June 20-July 12, Monday-Thursday from 4-6pm. No previous experience is required – snacks, Metrocards, and computers will be provided! To learn more and register, email [email protected].

College Access is a one-stop shop for supporting high school students in grades 9–12 with post-secondary planning including college tours & trips, information sessions with colleges and other post-secondary options, college application workshops, building a college list and essay, financial aid and scholarships information, and more. These services are available in-person at our Youth Opportunity Hub, Monday through Friday 4pm – 5:30pm either 1:1 and/or in small groups with an advisor. If you are interested, please complete our interest form and an advisor will reach out with more information.

Are you ready to move your body and groove to some Afro-Caribbean beats? Come join us every Wednesday from 3:30-4:30pm for a FREE dance class for ages 14-24! Our experienced instructor will guide you through the steps and rhythms of Afro-Caribbean dance, helping you to connect with your body and embrace the vibrant culture of the Caribbean. Learn more and register here.

We are partnering with Building Beats to offer a music production workshop! Learn to make high quality recordings of music, speech and sound effects. Learn more and register here.


Opportunity Youth GED/HSE Classes

We are excited to bring our GED programs to the Youth Opportunity Hub! Commonpoint Queens is thrilled to work with the NYC DYCD (Department of Youth and Community Development) to offer Advance & Earn, a unique program for young people between the ages of 16-24 who are not currently working or attending school and live in any of the 5 boroughs of New York City.

Commonpoint Queens provides GED Readiness Classes for those seeking to earn their High School Equivalency Diploma. In addition to academic classes, we also provide the following benefits:

  • Financial Incentives for Academic Improvement and Participation
  • Paid Internship Opportunities
  • Comprehensive Case Management Support
  • Work Readiness and Support Skills Classes
  • Technology Assistance as needed
  • College/Career Exploration Support
  • Valuable Job Credentialing or Certification Opportunities
  • Past Certifications offered include MOS, Security Guard, and National Retail Federation
  • Assistance with signing up for the GED Exam

All applicants to the HSE Programs will need to take a TABEⓇ (Test of Adult Basic Education) Reading Test. The score on the TABE test will determine whether the applicant is eligible for the program and will be a factor in their placement in the program. Learn more about the test and do some practice questions here:

To participate in this program, please fill out our eligibility form and we will contact you. For more information, contact Kelly McArdle at [email protected]





Youth Opportunity Hub Programs Interest Form

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