NYS Nonprofit Educational Assistance Initiative

Advance the Talent to Lift Up all New Yorkers

New York State’s nonprofit sector employs 18 percent of the State’s private sector workforce.
The Nonprofit Educational Assistance Initiative aims to improve access to educational assistance and promote career advancement scholarships for nonprofit employees.

If you work for a nonprofit organization and are considering college to advance in your career or have student loan debt, you may be eligible for educational assistance programs to help you afford to stay at the organization you’re passionate about.


Invest In Your Future

Career Opportunities


  • Idealist serves thousands of nonprofits, so there are thousands of postings.

National Council of Nonprofits Career Center

  • The National Council brings together local councils across the country. The Career Center at the National Council draws job postings from all the local councils. So it is an excellent compilation for job seekers.

The NonProfit Times Career Match

  • The NonProfit Times, another great place to keep up with the nonprofit world, offers its Nonprofit Career Match. The NonProfit Times has an annual list of the best nonprofits to work for. The list provides great insight into why people want to work for nonprofits.

Commongood Careers

  • Commongood Careers is a who's who of cutting-edge nonprofits. These are high impact, entrepreneurial organizations out to solve the toughest issues in the most innovative ways.




Success Stories

Saima Akhtar

Saima Akhtar

Senior Staff Attorney
Empire Justice Center

Empire Justice Center is a statewide legal services organization with offices in Albany, Rochester, Westchester and Central Islip (Long Island). Empire Justice provides support and training to legal services and other community based organizations, undertakes policy research and analysis, and engages in legislative and administrative advocacy. We also represent low income individuals, as well as classes of New Yorkers in a wide range of poverty law areas including health, public assistance, domestic violence and SSI/SSD benefits.