Cypress Hills Local Development Corp., Inc.

aka Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation   |   Brooklyn, NY   |  https://www.cypresshills.org/

Mission

With community residents leading the way, the mission of CHLDC is to build a strong, equitable East New York, where youth and adults achieve educational and economic success, secure and preserve affordable housing, and develop leadership skills to transform their lives and community. We actively promote policies that advance racial equity.

Ruling year info

1988

Executive Director

Ms. Michelle Neugebauer

Main address

625 Jamaica Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11208 USA

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EIN

11-2683663

NTEE code info

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

Other Youth Development N.E.C. (O99)

Other Housing, Shelter N.E.C. (L99)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Career and Education Services

We operate an array of different workforce development and adult education programs in the community. Our Career and Education Programs include: the CHAMPION Network, COACH, Building Works, SYEP, and YouthLEAD.

The CHAMPION Network is an employment program focused on the transportation, culinary, and office technology sectors, which was developed in partnership with employers in these fields. The CHAMPION Network serving primarily young adults ages 18-30.

Programming begins with an intensive 10-day group process of initiation and work readiness training. The second part of the training focuses on technical and occupational skills needed for the sector of choice. We offer Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class C training for all interested program participants. In the culinary sector we offer the ServSafe ® food handlers credential and the ServSafe ® Managers credential. In the office technology sector we offer the Microsoft Office Specialist certifications in Word.

Upon completion of the training, participants become members of the CHAMPION Network and are matched with available job opportunities from our employer partners. We help match participants to jobs based on their skill level, and as they increase their skill level we facilitate their advancement to jobs in which they can earn more. Since our employers help us design our program, we can guarantee that our young people are trained for the positions employers need, and that they will have opportunities for advancement within one year. At a minimum, network individual and group activities continue for one year after their initial credential and placement.

COACH is a paid internship program to help young adults ages 17 to 24 enter the workforce. Through COACH, young adults who have been disconnected from work and school for at least three months receive three weeks of job training and are placed in an 11-week paid internship where they gain skills and experience so they can move on to paid employment. Participants set educational and employment goals and work with staff to achieve them.

Building Works is an intensive 17-week pre-apprenticeship program preparing participants for work in the construction trades. Program graduates are eligible to apply for union jobs. Certifications offered include OSHA 10 Construction Safety, 40-Hour Hazardous Waste Worker, CPR, Scaffold, and others.

The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) provides New York City youth between the ages of 14 and 24 with paid summer employment for up to six weeks in July and August. CHLDC hosts an SYEP program along with organizations in all five boroughs of New York City.

The YouthLEAD High School Equivalency (HSE/GED) Program provides adults with instruction to prepare for the High School Equivalency exam (formerly GED prep). In In addition to academic support, participants work with CHLDC Youth Advocates to plan and reach personal education and employment goals. Classes are offered in the evening to accommodate working participants and include preparing for the HSE exam, and workshops in Career Foundations and Life Skills. We encourage our participants to plan both short and long-term goals, such as going to college and/or advancing in their career of choice.

Population(s) Served
Young adults
Unemployed people

The College Success Programs (CSP) division offers comprehensive programming for participants and community members, with a primary goal to support residents within Cypress Hills and East New York towards completion of a college credential within 6 years of high school graduation.

Population(s) Served
Young adults
Adolescents
Economically disadvantaged people
Students

Where we work

Awards

Big Apple Innovation Award 2004

Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Neighborhood Builders 2006

Bank of America

External assessments

Evaluated via the Impact Genome Project (2019)

Affiliations & memberships

National Council of La Raza (NCLR) - Affiliate 2003

United Neighborhood Centers of America 2004

Financials

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Cypress Hills Local Development Corp., Inc.

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Harold Green

No Affiliation

Term: 2009 -

Sylvia Stovall

no affiliation

Harold Green

no affiliation

Marisol Quinones

NYC Department of Education

Michael Lawes

FedCap

Florence Charles

PWC

Mirian Rodriguez

No Affiliation

Melody Andino

McCann Erickson

Gladys DeSantiago

No Affiliation

RD Gentzler

Framework Architecture

Ivelisse Gonzalez

NYC Department of Education

Melodye Harvey

No Affiliation

Nicholas Russo

JP Morgan Chase

Alexis Sanchez

HealthFirst

Amory Sanchez

Select Express & Logistics

George Torres

No Affiliation

Aiden Lanigan

Santander Bank

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/10/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/10/2021

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Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.