Precursor Human Capital Development Inc. (PHCD) operates in New York State as a registered 501(c)(3) organization. The organization’s mission is to facilitate job training and education empowerment and advancement of the economic and social welfare of youths and families throughout Nassau County. PHCD provides innovative solutions for job training and career counseling for both men and women and tutoring and mentorship for children of all ages. PHCD is committed to the development of human capital, inclusive of people of all ages, races, cultures, and backgrounds. PHCD’s provides mentoring, tutoring, career counseling, and facilitate workshops on career development, serving needy residents throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties as well as New York City.
The following is a list of the of some of the services that Precursor Human Capital Development Inc. provides
Every program builds confidence, independence, social skills and offers opportunities for teambuilding while also providing financial literacy, professional and personal development, cultural enrichment, and exposure to activities and experiences outside the limits of their home and school environments.
Services: PHCD offers one-on-one tutoring in mathematics and ELA as well as prep for standardized tests, including standard Regents exams, SAT and ACT tests.
Time Period: Several days a week, for three (3) hours after school and several hours on Saturday or Sunday, depending on need.
Outcome: PHCD quantifies how the academic support provides improve test scores and increases college acceptances. Student participants are asked to return as tutors for the younger grades, thus creating a built-in mentoring and tutoring pool.
Time Period: Walk-in assistance between Mon-Wed and by appointment, during regular business hours.
Outcome: PHCD’s programs are designed to turn at-risk youth into attending, and participatory students. Thus, offering their family and their community-at-large an opportunity to decrease youth offender statistics.
Professional instructors and educators staffed to lead these programs.
Time Period: Several days a week for two (2) hours, after school, and extended hours during July and August.
Outcome: A “Certificate of Completion” as each student completes a level of proficiency as well as a multi-grade performance at the end of each session to bolster the students’ confidence performing in front of an audience, and to allow participation from parents, school administration and community stakeholders.
Services: Summer Youth Employment, providing a stipend for a set number of hours completed during the work period. PHCD partners with local businesses to provide professional and practical experiences to students, identified by their guidance counselors in their respective schools. PHCD and the counselors aim to match students with businesses that provide services that are of interest to them.
25-50 youth will be employed
Time Period: Four (4) weeks between July and August.
Outcome: Participating students receive a “Certificate of Completion” along with the potential for employment at one of the participating businesses.
Services: A full day seminar giving students a chance to spend time with a professional mentor who will teach them leadership skills. Five (5) Student leaders will be chosen from a group of at least 25.
Time Period: One Weekend Day, Each School Quarter
Outcome: Participating students receive a “Certificate of Completion”, which will augment their college applications. Selected Student Leaders will have their photos and bios added to PHCD’s website, making them de facto members of the team, and the point of contact for new students who may want to join the program. One student is generally selected to make a presentation.
Currently, PHCD programs have been implemented in the Nassau County towns of Elmont and Hempstead. However, there is existing staff support and capacity to expand programs to every town for which the OYS is providing funding. Dr. Palmer’s relationships with faculty and students at the two CUNY institutions where he is currently teaching provide a pool of educated, enthusiastic volunteers, and where appropriate, paid staff, who are eager to mentor youth in the community