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09 Jul, 2012 | News

CCBQ Congratulates Third Graduating Class of the YAIP Program

Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens is proud to announce the graduation of its 3rd class of the Young Adult Internship Program (YAIP). This class had the most graduates with 30 students completing the program. The participants are encouraged to continue with their education (GED or college), obtain vocational training, and/or find employment. Ted Taberski, Executive Director of Catholic Charities Neighborhood Services, was on hand to distribute the certificates of completion to the students. Selected student speakers, Shannon Looby and Samantha Weisman, spoke about their experiences in the program and shared how the program helped them to grow. Partnerships included Argyropoulos & Associates, Build It Green, Career Gear, Cobble Hill Health Center, Community Counseling & Mediation, Emmis Communication, Hour Children, Housing Works, Jacob Riis Settlement, Law Office of Arthur G. Trakas, Marshalls, Nu Hotel, Pyrros & Serres, Sheraton Brooklyn, Streb Lab for Action Mechanics, and Walgreens.
The YAIP, a Family Services program, targets youth who are out of school and out of work. Students are given work-readiness tools, such as interview skills, dress policies, and other preparedness skills, that allow them to succeed in their career goals. They are then connected with paid internships through local companies who support the program. We are proud of the graduates and look forward to the next cycle of the YAIP! For more information on the YAIP, please contact Theresa Yuan at (718) 726-9790 (x127) or