Group Leader (Former Employee) – Manhattan, NY – December 12, 2018
The workdays were very long and stressful of course, dealing with kids isn't easy. Though considering the drive and willingness to assist their employees, the managers always kept a cool and calm head. The managers and supervisors allowed reassurance to the workers (including I) that they can continue on and be the best they can be.
Camp Counselor (Seasonal) (Former Employee) – New York, NY – December 3, 2018
I learned how to handle children in certain places especially when on trips. A average work day is calm, rarely any commotion. The staff are playful but professional and the manager is professional as well. It increased my work experience since that was the first job I ever had and I enjoyed it.
Productive and great place, they have a game room and great management and staff , everybody is friendly and it’s a great environment
Music Teacher (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – November 12, 2018
Management and staff was great , great environment to work in. Everybody is nice, I’ve learned more about computer technicians and more great things, I’ve had a lot of great opportunities with the mayor and more great people
Intern (Former Employee) – New York, NY – October 26, 2018
It was a fun working experience. The staff held it together like a family. The workplace gave me that "live and learn" type of atmosphere, along with it being a team based environment. Really the hardest part of the job was that we needed to be vigilant at all times being that nsomething can happen at anytime. But learning that the staff is team oriented and help was always there, it wasnt really big problem because of how the environment made you adapt quickly tto those types of situations.
Special Needs Summer Counselor (Former Employee) – Wayne, NJ – October 16, 2018
I am very happy with the experience I obtained in this position. I was a part time employee while I was attending school. I enjoy working with children and was trying to gain as much experience in that field as possible while attending school
Counselor (Former Employee) – Manhattan, NY – October 2, 2018
A typical day at work would be coming in going to the gym playing basketball till it was time for the little learning classes break into groups. I help with the campers help do what ever is asked of them. Help bringing out the lunch help them clean up do more learning and then to the gym to play till it was time to go. I learned to be more open minded and to be more patient. Management was good. The work place culture was good i went to the after school so i was well aware of who was working there and very comfortable with them. The hardest part of the job was having patients. The most enjoyable part of the job was learning new things.
Camp Counselor (Former Employee) – Brooklyn, NY – October 2, 2018
when i was working at the camp i learn that the youth is more none focus on doing no home work they really just wanna have fun and i learned that when you go on trips with them you have to really have to pay attention to them
Administrative responsibilities consist (Former Employee) – New York, NY – September 19, 2018
This Employer is a Non Profit Organization that is based on providing Community Services for the Youth. There is room for growth and recognition of Hard work and dedication. One of the few places you can work, have fun and feel fulfilled in the work and services you are providing.
Counselor (Former Employee) – Bronx, NY – September 18, 2018
It's a fun job. You get to pick up the kids after school and bring them to the center to do homework and eat. After that you use the downtime for recreational activities for their entertainment until the parents picks them up.
Clerical Duties (Former Employee) – Queens, NY – September 11, 2018
Every body was friendly and good to work with. There was never too much or too little work. I enjoyed working there not only because enjoyed the job but because i got to learn how a precinct functions.
Group Leader (Former Employee) – Bronx, NY – August 22, 2018
Working here, I witnessed a lot of unprofessionalism, management was rude and so inconsiderate. Director always told the employees to not come to work with our feelings showing, but she would always come to work in her feelings and would take her anger out on her employees or don't want to be bothered at all. But working here, I have grown with children as a person, and gained a lot of experience being with children of different ages and grades; the children are very lovable though.
Assistant Director, Citywide Field Operations (Former Employee) – New York, NY – August 8, 2018
No comment, other than working with PAL was the best experience, and time of my entire professional life. It was my pleasure to bring programs to various communities, and to hire skilled as well as non-skilled workers.
Activity Specialist (Current Employee) – Saint Albans, NY – August 5, 2018
The work environment is great. Everybody gets along for the most part, and the pay is great for the job we do. The management really care about their employees, and we never felt neglected or over worked. Very flexible hours, can still maintain another job and school.
Summer Camp Counselor (Former Employee) – Bronx, NY – July 31, 2018
Overall, my first experience with this company helped me tremendously with my social skills. Working with large groups also encouraged my leadership skills along with being able to handle many personalities at once.