Job Security but low salary and little opportunity for job growth
Manager of Food Services (Former Employee) – Brooklyn, NY – January 16, 2017
The Police Athletic League, Inc. is a fairly good workplace in terms of job security. However, the salary is well below the average for similar positions at other non-profit organizations. There is also very little opportunity for job growth. The staff at headquarters were okay but certain functions seem to be only for 'special' employees. The most enjoyable part of the job was not being micro-managed.
Job security and being allowed to do your work without being micro-managed
Low salary and lack of opportunity for career advancement
Resource Coordinator (Current Employee) – St. Albans, NY – July 14, 2016
The Police Athletic League has a great balance of fun and academics to overall enrich the lives of inner city youth as well as adults. Its more than just a place to keep people of the streets and from trouble. Its a place specifically geared to develop strong minds, healthy bodies and eventually produce cultured individuals.
Expand your mind, meet new people, exciting events
Redundant culure, predicatable, Little room for growth, no benefits unless full time staff, feels like a click
Group leader (Former Employee) – Bronx, NY – December 27, 2016
a typical day at work starts with clocking in and setting up your supplies for the students that you working with at the day in time. working there has taught me that not all student like doing the same active. so you have to adopt to your student likes and dislikes. management is mostly a good group of people that was great to work for and understanding of the leaders that they work with. some co-workers are good to work with and some are bad to work along side.one of the hardest part of the job is making sure the students understand the the lessons. the most enjoyable part is the game that me and the student make up.
Adolescent Services Liaison (Former Employee) – Queens, NY – February 3, 2017
I was able to impact 70 at-risk teens by conducting college and job readiness workshops. However, the highlight was the amount of community service that we were able to have the teens participate in like Garden of Dreams prom where our teens were prom dates for children with terminal illnesses, Donating Prom dresses for high school seniors who cannot afford them, making caring packages for the homeless, and also I was able to create an urban garden to help the local community learn about healthy lifestyles. I found the director to be extremely supportive and they created a family environment.
Not incredibly hetic, a little rough around the edges
Group Leader, Activity Specialist (Current Employee) – Brooklyn, NY – January 16, 2016
I go in and leave the same time everyday. The job in itself is great, working with Children and Teenagers has its challenges, but once you get past the walls and make an impact, its rewarding! I enjoy that they understand even with my stern demeanor, I love what I do and I'm there for them. One con is having to deal with whatever the bring to the table, even when you start losing your patience, to remember why you're there and have used all possible solutions to handle problems that may arise. I get along with all my coworkers and management has gotten better.
partime, no breaks, no benefits, hard to get overtime
Productive and Fun work place for teens and adults
Youth Development Specialist & Front Desk Clerk (Current Employee) – 552 West 52nd Street – March 9, 2017
Interact and engage in various activities and trips with children Ive learned every child is different and needs different attention and needs , patients is key , have fun is the most important thing along with having a connection with each child . Coworkers are great we all get along and help each other when needed. We are a big family .
cleaning and acting (Former Employee) – New York, NY – September 15, 2016
My typical day at work would be come in the morning or afternoon and help with other co workers to set up the wiz play in the auditorium that we participated in. For instance I had to act as the lion and we had scrips we had to remember everyday so we could perform at the end of the summer but that got ruined at the last second.Besides that at the end of the day we had to clean such as sweep,pick up the trash clean the stage off & take the trash out & that's about it.The hardest part was the actual acting parts I had to do like I had to sing the lion song solo in the spotlight & that was my first time.I enjoyed actually becoming comfortable with everybody & improve everyday.
Group Leader (Current Employee) – Bronx, NY – February 22, 2017
vThe Police Athletic League, Inc. is an independent, non-profit youth development agency in New York City. PAL is funded by a combination of private donations and public funding sources and is a designated charity of the New York Police Department
Counselor/ Front desk receptionist (Former Employee) – New York, NY – September 7, 2016
Working in P.A.L was always fun . Nothing but positive energy . Everyone gets along well. I have never had an issue with the kids or the coworkers . Management runs smoothly in the building . Everyone is basically doing their job while having fun at it .
Internship (Current Employee) – Bronx, NY – November 2, 2016
The job is a great job.I learned patient, additionally how to work with people. Everyone is friendly and kind.The most enjoyable part of the job was I grew and watch the kids grow.The hardest part about the job was leaving due to the facts an internship.
Adult Counselor (Former Employee) – Atlantic City, NJ – October 16, 2016
Very friendly, Great team work. Everyone their seems to get a long and very helpful. There is never a day that goes by with someone angry or having a bad day. People walk in smiling and leave smiling, just walking in that place you feel a great welcoming just waiting for you
Great place to work at. I was able to grow through helping others to reach a common goal. This job put me a position where the rewards was not about the pay but about making a difference in small ways that produced big results
Head Counselor (Former Employee) – Jamaica, NY – December 11, 2013
A typical day at work involved preparing for a group of 20 -25 children as they entered their after school program. After preparing, the children are escorted to various sessions where they engage in sports and, Art and Craft among other activities. I learned to interact with children of various age groups and stress management. Management and co- workers created a fun filled and relaxing environment for staff to excel. The most enjoyable part of the job was seeing the children you have worked with develop and being acknowledged by their parents.