Youth & Workforce Services

Welcome to the City of Albany’s Department of Youth & Workforce Services. 

This Department provides a wide array of services to youth and families intended to enrich the lives they serve and improve the quality of life of this community.

Please take a moment to review the programs an initiatives that are part of the vision of the Mayor of Albany. We at the Department of Youth & Workforce Services remain committed to quality level programs that will serve anyone in the community with such needs. Our programs contain hope and offer a positive future and an enriched sense of community.

The mission of this Department is two-fold:


The Youth Division of the Department works cooperatively with all facets of the local community to plan, develop and coordinate services which will enrich and further develop the lives of our young people. Some of the programs that are currently offered include:

  • Albany YouthBuild
  • Gang Prevention
  • Service Navigation System
  • Summer Youth Employment Program
  • Truancy Abatement Program

The Department also manages and oversees the “One-Stop” Employment Center called Career Central. The mission of this unit is to provide enhanced employment opportunities for people and a quality workforce for business in the Capital Region. It works in conjunction with the Capital Region Workforce Investment Board (CRWIB) to provide a universally accessible workforce development system in this region that meets the needs of jobseekers and employers and supports economic growth.

Please navigate through the links on the left to learn more about the programs Youth & Workforce Services offers.

Contact Information

175 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
Phone: (518) 447-5977
Fax: (518) 434-9742
E-mail: