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ComNETYOUTH Project Locations

In New York City

Since 2000, CGP has worked with young people in 18 sites in New York City, including high schools, middle schools and Beacon Centers.

Bronx School of Law & Finance (Kingsbridge)
Mott Haven
South Bronx (Bronx Regional H.S.)

East New York - Cypress Hills
East Williamsburg
Sunset Park

Central Park West
East Harlem-Lexington Ave. 115th-125th St.
Lexington Ave. E. 68th - E78th St
Lincoln Square
Manhattan Valley
Museum of Natural History Area
West Seventies

South Jamaica

Elsewhere in the U.S.

ComNET projects in Yonkers, Seattle, and Worcester involve young people, too.

Yonkers, NY
Nodine Hill

Seattle, WA
International District

Worcester, MA


Parsons Queens Child Guidance

Bronx School of Law & Finance (Kingsbridge)

Yonkers, NY - Nodine Hill

Young people have:
Surveyed areas, analyzed their findings, created reports and presentations, written letters to government officials, presented their findings to agency representatives and community leaders, and reported problems via the City's 311 line.

Young people gain valuable skills and knowledge
 1. Local government structure and processes
 2. Government versus personal responsibility
 3. Analysis and interpretation of data
 4. Presentation of data
 5. Effective written and oral presentations
 6. Using handheld computers, electronic databases, etc.
 7. Teamwork with other young people and with adults
 8. Attention to detail as well as seeing the big picture
 9. Effective advocacy options and problem-solving strategies
10. Following through/persistence
11. Helping the community: real-world learning

Cypress Hills, Brooklyn

Cypress Hills, Brooklyn


"ComNET is a great experience, because it opens your eyes to things you never took time out to notice. I've learned that the smallest problem in your community can have the greatest effect on people. -ComNET participant, 15 years old."

"The roles gave a larger sense of improving neighborhoods.

It gives purpose and motivation.
There is a connection between ComNET and community building and advocacy." - Participant from Center for Family Life

"Folks in the neighborhood are getting used to us. We put on those shirts and it's ComNET time." -Valley Beacon Student