All Souls Soup Kitchen
1157 Lexington Ave. New York, NY 10021
1 E. 33rd St., 4th Floor New York, NY 11215
Association to Benefit Children
1841 Park Ave. New York, NY 10035
Costco - East River Plaza
517 E. 117th St. New York, NY 10035
CVS Pharmacy - Store #2737
105 W. 125th St. New York, NY 10027
CVS Pharmacy - Store #3224
130 Lenox Ave. New York, NY 10026
Food Pantry of West Harlem
252 W. 116th St. New York, NY 10026
Greater Harlem Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center
30 W. 138th St. New York, NY 10037
795 Columbus Ave. New York, NY 10025
159 E. 125th St. New York, NY 10035
Marshall's - 125th St.
125 W. 125th St. New York, NY 10027
Marshall's - East River Plaza
517 E. 117th St., Suite 401 New York, NY 10035
Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities
100 Gold St., 2nd Floor New York, NY 10038
1901 1st Ave., Room 4M13 New York, NY 10029
21 E. 118th St. New York, NY 10035
Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center
1249 5th Ave. New York, NY 10029
808 Columbus Ave. New York, NY 10025
Wild Olive Market
10 E. 125th St. New York, NY 10035
P79M is a self contained special education high school that serves students with special needs. Our mission is to provide quality instructional programs to all our students by combining traditional methods with adaptations and modifications. Our focus is to develop students' academic, vocational, communication and social skills to the fullest extent possible to enable to enjoy improved life outcomes as productive members of society.
The Work Study Program is one way in which traditional methods are blended with a functional curriculum to provide hands-on training and mastery of actual skills needed for successful employment and transition to adulthood.
The Work Study Program consists of the School Based Career Training Program and the Community Work Based Learning Options. The School Based Career Training Program takes place in the school building and helps students learn and develop basic to intermediate work readiness and independent living skills. Students also get an opportunity to explore different career options in their field of study. The School Based Career Training Programs are: Culinary Arts Program, Building and Maintenance Program, Clerical, Printing and Technology Program, and the Mail Room Program.
The Community Work Based Learning Options take place in the community at various businesses and organizations that have partnered with the school to give our students the opportunity to gain mastery in the skills needed to gain employment in a particular career field and develop universal work readiness skills. A list of our current community partners is listed under the Work Study Directory.
Does my child have to participate in the Work Study Program?
Your child does not have to participate in the Work Study Program. However, it is highly recommended that your child participate because he/she will be able to learn life and employment skills that will help him/her in the future.
Is my permission needed for my child to participate in the Work Study Program?
Yes. Permission slips are sent home before the start of the work study.
How are students assigned to worksites?
Students are assigned to worksites based on age, abilities, career goals and preferences. Assignments are also made on worksites' space availability.
How often does my child go to the worksite?
The worksite schedule varies basd on the different worksites' needs. Students may be at a worksite one day a week or up to five days a week.
Does my child get paid for paricipating in the Work Study Program?
Students that participate in the Work Study Program will receive a stipend. Stipends are disributed, once in the fall semester and once in the spring semester.
Will participation in the Work Study Program affect my child's Social Security benefits?
Students' Social Security benefits are not affected. Under the SSI Student Earned Income Exclusion Program, students can earn up to $6840.00 per year before deductions are taken from Social Security benefits.