Our mission is to provide vocational training in the field of construction administration to high school students from underserved neighborhoods that would allow them to be immediately employable in the construction industry or prepared for success in construction related college degrees. The skills acquired will provide them with the skills needed to transition into a multitude of construction administrative careers which include but are not limited to Construction Project Manager, Assistant Project Manager, Project Associate, Expediter and Construction Office Manager in construction, architecture, development and engineering firms.
Significant disparities in graduation rates exist in New York City when viewed through the lens of race and ethnicity. While 82 percent of white students graduated in four years, only 64 percent of Hispanic students and 65.4 percent of black students did so in 2015.
Young workers (ages 16–24) historically have higher unemployment and underemployment rates compared with their peers ages 25 and older—and these rates have spiked even higher during the pandemic, and workers of color experienced even higher unemployment. At the height of the coronavirus recession, in spring 2020, nearly 30% of young Black workers (ages 16-24) were unemployed.