Areté extends the traditional school day, week and year with enhanced experiences that are fully integrated into school communities. For our Community School partnerships where Areté operates as the Lead CBO, we provide family advocate services; extended day programming with peer tutoring, academic interventions, SEL and mindfulness integrations, and student-selected enrichment clubs. Areté also offers training for educators in SEL curriculum integrations, service learning, and work-based learning programming.

Arete Expanded Careers Programs

Arete Internships for NYC Teens


Arete Education partners with foundation and city partners to offer both SYEP internship opportuities for older youth and Arete-sponsored internships for rising 8th graders, high school students, and recent graduates in NYC. Apply today.


Teaching Pathway: Arete’s Internship Program for Aspiring Education Professionals


The Arete Internship Program actively recruits students in grades 8-12 and recent graduates from our partner schools in the Bronx, Harlem, and Brooklyn who are interested in pursuing careers in education and want to develop the prerequisite skills and experiences that will enhance their college applications and job resumes. The interns are trained to provide tutoring and mentoring services to middle schoolers who are struggling in core academic subjects. The tutor services are provided during after-program. Tutees in the program are either nominated by their school or choose themselves to work with a peer tutor.


The internship is designed with a service-learning framework. Interns learn about an education issue, are trained on a specific intervention skill and engage in ongoing reflection using data. More specifically, the interns are engaged in intensive professional development in the areas of community outreach, social-emotional learning, curriculum planning and overall job readiness skills. They participate in weekly meetings to track progress toward goals and collaboratively discuss ways to improve. In addition, each intern undergoes 3 observations per term as part of their job readiness evaluation. Their evaluation is comprised of data from observations, student progress reports, family and teacher surveys, as well as, their own self-assessments. 


Interns who successfully complete the program, walk away with an understanding and appreciation for what it takes to support students and families in their community. They also leave with specific job readiness skills that can be applied in many different work or professional settings. This is a paid internship experience.



Arts Pathway: Arete’s Internship Program for Aspiring Artist Entrepreneurs


The Arete Internship Program actively recruits youth in Mott Haven to participate in a paid internship experience to work with resident artists in visual and performing arts, deepening their exposure to music production, dance, theatre, and visual arts through mentoring relationships with artists living and working in the Bronx, Harlem, and Brooklyn. The Arts internship also provides high school students with exposure to the business side of being a working artist with training in marketing, sales, and product distribution. As with all Arete internship pathways, the arts internship provides a space for project-based learning with interns develop a give-back and/or teach-back project to make a positive impact in the communities Arete serves through the arts.



STEM Pathway: Arete’s Internship Program for Aspiring Engineers, Computer Programmers, and Computer Technicians


The Arete Internship Program actively recruits youth in Mott Haven, Harlem, and Brooklyn to participate in a paid internship experience to work with professionals in the STEM career cluster, specifically engineers, computer programmers, and computer technicians. Arete interns will develop knowledge in coding, engineering, and maintenance and troubleshooting of computer hardware and software systems. Through our partnerships with Google, the NYC DOE, and STEM 101, interns will participate in team engineering challenges, take courses in coding, and serve as technicians on the Mouse Squad, giving back to their school communities through assisting staff, students, and families with troubleshooting technology problems.



Interesting in applying for an internship? Visit our job posting online:



Arete Expanded Schools Programs

21st Century Community Learning Centers

In partnership with NYSED and NYC DOE Office of Community Schools, Areté serves as the lead CBO for schools in New York City. We offer comprehensive yearround programming to extend the school day, school, week, and school year for children in public schools.

Core 21CCLC Services Include:

  • Expanded Day Programs for Grades 1-12
  • Summer Bridge/Rising integrated arts and academics intensive all-day, six-week program
  • College Bridge high school credit acceleration and paid internship five-week summer program (high school only)
  • Family Advocate Services, including Arete Hope Network
  • Community Events and Saturday Academy
  • Professional Development in integrated SEL programming

Arete Expanded Families Programs

Arete Hope Network

With the generous support of the RTW Charitable Foundation, Arete Education is able to provide wrap around intensive support for families in temporary housing to remove the barriers to accessing schools during the pandemic.

Arete Family Help Hotline

With support from our NYC Community Schools partners, Arete is able to offer bilnigual hotline support to the families we serve.

Please visit this page to find weekly and monthly updates to online program offerings.


Areté Education is thriving, but the best is yet to come! We have a vision for this program -- to offer even stronger, smarter, and more enriching experiences that propel our students to success. We're ready for the future of Ignite Learning -- help us get there.