Other Services

Organizations offer programs that encompass all facets of the job search process and strive to benefit members of the local community, through training. Meet with professionals who help you set goals for employment, administer vocational training and teach skills to be a self-sufficient individual.

Southwest Community Center – Syracuse Model Neighborhood Facility, Inc.

Description: SMNF offers a program called Mainstream, which provides respite to youth and young adults with developmental struggles. This is done through participation in various social, recreational and personal development activities. This program is designed to help promote social, recreational and personal development for developmentally disabled youth and young adults. A primary goal is to integrate these individuals in the communities in which they live. Address: 401 South Ave, Syracuse, NY 13204 Phone: (315) 474-6823


Description: ARISE, Inc. offers employment programs that include steps along the job hunt process from setting employment goals to meeting pre-employment requirements to securing a job. Address: Main Office: 635 James St., Syracuse, NY 13203 Phone: (315) 472-3171; (315) 479-6363; (315) 472-9252 – fax

JOBS Plus!

Description: JOBS Plus! operates on a mission of helping people find and keep employment. Address: 677 S. Salina St., #201, Syracuse, NY 13202 Phone: (315) 442-3242

Syracuse Educational Opportunity Center

Description: Syracuse Educational Opportunity Center is a vocational program focused on helping people gain skills necessary to get and keep a job. The center offers a Career Center as well as nurse aid, computer software training and Microsoft Office 2013 certification. Address: 100 New St # 4, Syracuse, NY 13202 Phone/Email: (315) 472-0130; (315) 472-1241 – fax; eocinfo@morrisville.edu

Center for Community Alternatives

Description: CCA is the leader in the field of community-based alternatives for incarceration. “Our mission is to promote reintegrative justice and a reduced reliance on incarceration through advocacy, services and public policy development in pursuit of civil and human rights.” CCA offers employment opportunities and community connections. Address: 115 E. Jefferson St., Syracuse, NY 13202 Phone/Email: (315) 422-5638

Work Train

Description: Work Train is a program dedicated to addressing the challenges un-and-under employment in Central New York by creating solutions that benefit both business and job seekers. It is a part of Centerstate Corporation for Economic Opportunity. Address: 115 W. Fayette Street, Syracuse, NY 13202 Phone/Email: (315) 470-1800; (315)471-8545 – Fax; ceo@centerstateceo.com Pascale Mevs: pmevs@centerstateceo.com / Danielle Szabo: dszabo@centerstateceo.com  

Women’s Opportunity Center

Description: WOC offers job readiness assistance which includes facets which span from on-the-job training, to one-on-one assistance to monthly workshops. WOC leads low-income women out of poverty through career counseling, training and removing barriers to help them become job-ready and find employment. A featured service at the center is the Dressing Room. WOC recognizes the importance of making a good first impression and dressing professionally for job interviews. For these reasons, WOC provides a free service which provides participants with proper attire for job interviews. Find out more about their boutique here. Address: 901 James St., Syracuse, NY 13210 Phone/Email: (315) 446-0550; info@womensopportunity.org / Joyce French: wocjfrench@yahoo.com

Brady Faith Center

Description: “The Brady Faith Center’s mission is to meet the spiritual, educational, and social needs of individuals and families in the Southwest Community of Syracuse. The Ministry maintains a presence throughout the neighborhood, serving residents of all ages through Eucharistic liturgies, human development, and educational and religious programs. Services are provided at the Brady Faith Center on South Avenue, as well as through visits to the sick, the incarcerated, families in their homes, and wherever support is needed.” Take advantage of the Drop-Inn Center, open every Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. Use this time to acclimate yourself with the Center and seek any necessary assistance. Check out more events offered by the Brady Faith Center. Address: 404 South Ave., Syracuse, NY 13201 Phone: (315) 472-9077

Visions for Change

Description: “Visions For Change mission is to build self-sufficiency through education and support and systematically initiate changes that provide long-term solutions to the problem of poverty in ways that build prosperity, and economic opportunities and enhance the general well-being of all residents.” Visions for Change offers training opportunities that aim to teach effective ways to get out of poverty. Additionally, Visions for Change has several Partners for Success. Together, they help train employees to fill positions needed by the employers and provide a specialized referral system. Address: 1201 E. Fayette St., Syracuse, NY 13210 Phone: (315) 218-0938; (315) 471-3921 – fax

BOCES – Board of Corporate Educational Services

Description: BOCES offers several Regional Information Centers throughout New York state, including one in Central New York. These centers offer a variety of services and resources. Address: 6075 E. Molloy Road, P.O. Box 4866, Syracuse, NY 13221 Phone/Email: (315) 433-8300; (315) 433-8368 – fax
CNYRIC Help Desk: (315) 433-8345; helpdesk@cnyric.org

People’s Equal Action and Community Effort, Inc. - PEACE, Inc.

Description: PEACE, Inc., is helping people in the community realize their potential for becoming self-sufficient. While PEACE, Inc., does not directly offer job assistance services, the organization offers services and resources that help community members to flourish in a variety of ways. Address: 217 S. Salina St., 2nd Floor, Syracuse, NY 13202 Phone: (315) 470-3300; (315) 472-8939 – fax

Somali-Bantu Community Organization

Description: The Somali-Bantu Community Organization, on the South Side, was awarded two large grants in the last year to offer training to refugees. Address: 302 Burt Street, Syracuse, NY 13202  Phone: (315) 214-4480


Description: AURORA of CNY helps residents that are blind or deaf get jobs and training. They also have a refugee on staff to help that community and serve as a translator for the deaf refugees. Address: 518 James Street, Suite 100, Syracuse, NY 13203-2282 Phone/Email: Joel Brennan, director of supportive employment, jbrennan@auroraofcny.org (315) 422-7263 - x277