Corporate Workplace Program

The Corporate Workplace Program (CWP) was created to enhance the work done at CAS community centers in the area of career readiness. The program is organized by staff at Hope Leadership Academy as well as the Corporate Advisory Committee (CAC). The Corporate Advisory Committee is a group of volunteers who represent numerous large and small companies that work with CAS center staff to create, plan, and implement career opportunities and activities for youth.  Corporate volunteers conduct various workshops for the teens enrolled in Corporate Workplace on real estate, television production, magazine publishing, healthcare, financial planning, communication skills, career panels and running a music label, just to name a few.

Corporate partners conduct the workshops at their company, which enables students to close the gap between the classroom experience and the real world of work. CAC members have helped plan and deliver workshops for program participants, and have mentored students, hosted visits to their companies, and advocated for various opportunities that their companies offer, including those coveted, hard to get corporate summer jobs.

Through the years, numerous corporations have participated in the program, and The Children’s Aid Society has been able to provide a meaningful experience for hundreds of young people.  CAS is very grateful for the continued support of Corporations such as HBO, HSBC, Oliver Wyman, Financial Guaranty Insurance Company (FGIC), CW11-WPIX, United Building Maintenance, Con Edison, Verizon, NY Stock Exchange, Break Water Consulting, NW Events and SONY BMG Music Entertainment to name a few.

Applications for the Corporate Workplace Program will be available for the 2013 program in January.

The Corporate Workplace Program is available to high school juniors and seniors who are already affiliated with other Children's Aid Society programs.