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Lesly Sanchez initially struggled to fit in after she moved to the US. After getting introduced to CYD, everything changed. She is now enrolled in graduate program with Hunter College for advance bilingual certification, and she hopes to pursue a career in teaching and law so that she can help better the lives of other immigrants like herself.
30 young women from Manhattan Comprehensive Night & Day School are being guided through the national award-winning “Real As Me” Girls’ Empowerment curriculum, which uses a story based approach to the provide a structure and a safe space for young women to find their voices and build confidence and skills. Groups meet once a week to delve into discussions about topics such as sexuality and identity, and navigating difficult home lives and body issues.
Thanks to the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation, which has just awarded a new $100,000 grant to address the critical needs of immigrant students at Manhattan Comprehensive Night & Day High School as they transition from school to college, career, or job.
Briana Carp has been CYD’s Director of Legal Information since 2010. Located onsite at Manhattan Comprehensive Night & Day High School, CYD’s Legal Information Clinic provides legal information and referrals to CYD students, focusing on immigration issues.
CDI couldn’t do the work we do without our extensive network of over 250 volunteers!
Over 45 languages from all over the world are spoken across our four sites, which serve student populations as ethnically and linguistically diverse as New York City itself. In the halls of our schools, you’ll hear English, Spanish, French, Arabic, Bengali Wolof, Cantonese, Haitian Creole, Sinhalese, Twi and Farsi – just to name a few.
CDI is ushering in the fall with a wide range of post-secondary options for students! Our annual College and Career Fairs host up to 400 students, parents, and alumni.
CDI is committed to exposing students to a range of options for life after high school. It’s critical that we offer career exposure and preparation in tandem with college preparation services, because a traditional college pathway immediately following high school is not the only or best path for all young people.
CDI partner school Manhattan Comprehensive Night & Day High School was originally built in 1906 as The Hebrew Technical School for Girls. In 1919, Eastern European immigrant students prepared for the workforce by learning English, penmanship, stenography and millinery skills.
Just because the long, lazy summer days have rolled around, doesn’t mean the action stops at CDI! Summer school and other college prep programs are running full speed ahead at our partner schools, including Summer Bridge Programs for incoming freshmen to College Prep and English Communication Classes for rising seniors.