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 Youth Opportunity Office (YOO) 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:

The Workforce Division of the Department also co-manages Career Central, Albany's Career Center in partnership with the New York State Department of Labor and the Capital Region Workforce Investment Board. Together they provide a universally accessible workforce development system that meets the needs of jobseekers and employers and supports economic growth.

  1. Youth & Workforce Services


    Physical Address
    175 Central Avenue
    2nd Floor
    Albany, NY 12206

    Phone: (518) 242-8239
    Fax: (518) 434-9742


  1. Youth Opportunity Office


    Physical Address
    382 Clinton Avenue
    Albany, NY 12206

    Phone: 518-447-5977
    Fax: 518-447-5973