82-17 Parsons Boulevard
Jamaica, New York 11432
Happening Now at the Youth Opportunity Hub:
Commonpoint Queens is excited to offer a 6 week yoga series at the Youth Opportunity Hub starting Thursday, January 12! Classes will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays with the choice of two sessions, and participants have an option to sign up for one class or multiple classes. Learn more and register here
We are partnering with Building Beats to offer a music production workshop beginning February 7! Learn to make high quality recordings of music, speech and sound effects. Learn more and register here.
Girls with Impact is the nation’s only live mini MBA program tailored specifically for girls in the age group of 14 to 18 years old. Learn how to impact your world, create and pitch a business or non-profit, and become a leader! Classes meet once a week beginning February 8. Please register through the form below.
Opportunity Youth GED/HSE Classes
New for Winter 2023, 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: https://tabetest.com/
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]
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.