CNL’s 10-month paid apprenticeship program for new organizers is designed to help individuals gain the skills to become agents of change in their communities. Apprentices receive a stipend to work full-time in a neighborhood-based host organization in NYC. Participants receive high-quality, weekly training and support services.
Apprentices are paid a total of $17,000 for their ten months of service and receive health care, child care, interest-free student loan deferments, and, up to $5,750 in an education award to pay back student loans or pay for future education. Now moving into its eighth year, CNL has a 90% success rate in graduating to postsecondary education and/or permanent employment.