Work-Based Learning Labs
The Work-Based Learning Labs team works with partners to embed and enhance work-based learning opportunities for students in The Bronx and NYC. Work-based learning opportunities offer real work contexts to explore career paths, apply academic learning, develop technical skills, and build a professional network. Work-based learning opportunities also provide young people with the perspective to make important academic and career decisions, develop a deeper sense of their passions, and build their workforce readiness.
HERE to HERE provides expertise, training, and work-based learning tools to encourage educational institutions to partner with employers and youth development non-profits, and integrate work-based learning into curriculum, school design, and accredited occupational pathways based on HERE to HERE’s key distinguishers work.
We work with the NYC Department of Education and a network of ten Bronx high schools actively embedding work-based learning, as well as with The City University of New York (CUNY) Central and a number of CUNY campuses. Working closely with these partners and other public agencies, non-profit organizations, and employers, we help to develop demonstrations, or scalable strategies, to grow quality work-based learning opportunities for students, particularly those attending NYC DOE and CUNY schools.
Through committed and collaborative partnerships, we’re identifying and demonstrating effective work-based learning programs in high school and postsecondary spaces. We’re changing the way school systems operate to ensure all young people have the opportunity, knowledge, skills, agency, and access required to secure family-sustaining careers and choice-filled lives.