With community residents leading the way, the mission of CHLDC is to build a strong, sustainable Cypress Hills and East New York, where youth and adults achieve educational and economic success, secure healthy and affordable housing and develop leadership skills to transform their lives and community.
CHAMPION Network is a one year membership-based employment program for young adults, ages 17-30, who are looking for a sustainable future and support in their educational and career needs in the Office Service & Transportation Sector: Floor Ambassadors, Messengers, Mail Clerks, Concierge, Front Desk, Receptionist, Drivers, Para-transit and School Bus Drivers.
The vision of The CHAMPION Network is to empower young adults to learn, grow, and flourish in their career choices. Our leadership program is member led and offers members vital opportunities to learn about their leadership styles, to apply it to their career and life, and to participate and collaborate with other members to take greater civic action and participation within their own community.
Upon joining the CHAMPION Network, participants participate in a 10-day training, which focuses on key workplace skills. After completing the training, participants meet with our job developer and begin to apply for jobs and go on interviews. The Network continues to hold monthly member-led meetings to support the leadership development of our participants.
The CHAMPION Network has three levels
Level 1: Pre-Membership – Application, Assessment Interview, Coaching Assessment, Orientation,5 Day Leadership Training, 5 day Sector-focused Development, Earn Benefit Screening (Optional)
Level 2: Membership – Success Coaching, Prep Sessions, Job Interviews, Job Placement, Driving Training, Earn Benefit Screening (Optional)
Level 3: Leadership Development – Career Coaching, 9 Leadership Meetings a year, 3 Social Events, Toastmasters (Certifications in Communication & Leadership), Driver’s License, CDL Class C, CDL Class B, Earn Benefit Screening (Optional)
Membership benefits include: access to our Senior Business Account Manager, access to leadership development opportunities, recognition and awards for being a leader, interviews with employers, and access to networking opportunities and social events.