Partnerships and Collaborations

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This page was updated on April 2, 2024.

Calling All Mentors: Mentor a Future Non-Profit Professional!

iMentor is an education non-profit and youth mentoring program working to empower first-generation college students to graduate high school, succeed in college or other post-secondary pathways, and achieve their ambitions through one-on-one mentorships. iMentor supports junior and senior high school students in the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn. 

Mentoring Relationship to start Fall of 2024: (Hybrid Model)

  • Mentors commit to writing mentee once per week (remote) and meeting once per month during the school year (in-person at the mentee’s school)
  • You’re given guidance, training, and are surrounded by a mentor community that will support your mentorship and help you grow professional and personally. 
  • It’s only a 3 hour a month commitment during the student’s school year.

Mentor Requirements:

  • 21 years of age or older
  • Live in the greater tri-state area 
  • College degree is NOT a requirement any longer to be a mentor with iMentor

Next Step:

  • Experience the joy and satisfaction of giving back to your community in a whole new way by taking the first step in becoming a mentor. Join iMentor at an upcoming 100% commitment-free virtual mentor orientation to learn more. 

If you have any further questions don’t hesitate to reach out to Rachel Hutt, Senior Volunteer Recruitment Manager,

Want to get a sneak peek about how you can impact a young scholar? Watch this inspirational video.


iFoster is looking for host sites in 2024. Attention all agencies and organizations seeking a win-win situation! Brace yourself for an opportunity that will expand your capacity and leave a lasting impact on the lives of the people you serve. Picture this: hosting interns who will bring meaningful work experiences to your doorstep, all at absolutely no cost to you. Sounds like a dream, right? It’s time to turn that dream into a reality by becoming a TAY AmeriCorps host site with iFoster! Our program was awarded the prestigious title of Best New AmeriCorps program in 2019, and last year, we were awarded the Excellence in Inclusive Service Award. So, if you’re ready to become part of an award-winning initiative and significantly impact your community while adding a touch of magic to your organization, don’t hesitate to reach out via our online form.

Vision Urbana

Vision Urbana educates and empowers families, youth, and seniors on the Lower East Side through services and programs designed to improve and transform their lives. They are seeking partners to further develop their older adult workforce training program by broadening its certification and training opportunities for adults ages 55 and over. For more information, please reach out to Kerry Cooke,

Bank of America

Bank of America partners with NYC-based nonprofit providers, like Per Scholas, YearUp, and St. Nicks Alliance, to offer free financial wellness, career readiness, skill-specific and family enrichment education. If you are a nonprofit provider interested in learning more about their free education site, please contact The Academy Community Advancement team, or visit their free education site:

Free Online Training on Working with Job Seekers Impacted by the Legal System
Unlocking Employment: How to Partner with Job Seekers Impacted by the Legal System is a free 90-minute, online, self-paced course for NYC workforce development providers, designed to enhance skills and build capacity for working with job seekers who have legal-system involvement. The course curriculum was developed in partnership with job seekers and workforce practitioners and includes four (4) self-paced modules, featuring interactive exercises and case studies, as well as a curated resource library that learners may refer to at any time during or after the course. Emphasizing a strengths-based approach, the course is filled with key insights on legal protections for those with criminal convictions, ways to reduce stigma, and proven strategies to support the job search.

The course was created by CUNY School of Professional Studies, John Jay College Institute for Justice and Opportunity, and the Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity. Watch a brief video overview of the course. Registration is free and open to front-line staff and program leadership at NYC workforce development programs.

Solar One
Solar One’s Green Workforce Program has an established history of training priority populations and disadvantaged individuals who participate in New York City’s workforce organization programs and has successfully delivered training in energy efficiency, renewable energy, and the building trades to over 4,000 un- and under-employed individuals since 2009. Its primary focuses are in green construction (including carpentry, electrical, and plumbing), green building operations and maintenance, solar PV installation, and numerous nationally recognized certification courses, such as: GPRO Operations and Maintenance and GPRO Electrical, NABCEP Solar PV Associate, BPI Multifamily Building Operator, EPA Lead RRP, OSHA 30 and NYC Department of Buildings Site Safety Training. These classes are all tied to renewable energy, green building operations and maintenance, and energy efficiency.

If your organization is interested in developing a partnership with Solar One to train individuals from your organization, please reach out to Max Levitzke at

Workforce development and training are essential components of growing a clean energy economy and a cleaner, healthier New York.  NYSERDA is preparing the current and future workforce to meet the demands of clean energy jobs, working closely with training partners and Community-Based Organizations across the state. With more than $120 million of workforce funding already committed, NYSERDA is working with partners to change the landscape of New York State’s clean energy industry.

Learn more about available funding opportunities for:

  • PON 3981: Energy Efficiency and Clean Technology Training, which funds technical training, experiential learning, job placement, and supportive services for new and existing clean energy workers to advance the climate equity and just transition goals of New York’s Climate Act.
  • PON 3715: Building Operations & Maintenance, which seeks to reduce energy use and associated carbon emissions while saving building operators and owners money by developing and strengthening the skills of operations and maintenance staff and managers.
  • PON 3981: On-the-Job Training, which provides wage subsidies for eligible businesses to help reduce the financial risk of hiring and training new workers.
  • PON 4000: Internship Program, which provides wage subsidies for eligible businesses, organizations, and local municipalities hiring interns to perform meaningful work in the clean energy sector.

In support of the Climate Act, NYSERDA will give preference to projects that provide training and job placement services to members of priority populations and individuals from disadvantaged communities. For additional eligibility, funding, and incentive information, as well as a directory of free clean energy training resources, visit NYSERDA’s website or email

OkaySo, a national non-profit, provides support for your staff, volunteers, and young people for dealing with identity, relationships, sexual health, and stress. They are welcoming new partnerships with workforce training programs to provide professional development and capacity building for staff and volunteers that work with young people. Partners have access to core-skill webinars, new, relevant webinars every quarter, and office hour coaching. Topics include: how to stay calm in a crisis, how to support a young person in an unhealthy relationship, how to listen with empathy and more.

Additionally, OkaySo provides direct support to young people via a free mobile app, accessible whenever and wherever young people need it. OkaySo’s vetted experts provide compassionate and medically accurate support and information and local referrals as necessary and OkaySo provides high-level data to you about young people’s usage. Learn more about the free app for young people here. For more information about partnerships or to make a referral, please reach out to