Professional Development Program

The ACS Workforce Institute Professional Development Program (PDP) provides financial support and continuous professional development opportunities to staff who are considering or actively pursuing undergraduate or graduate-level studies while maintaining their employment. The goal of the program is to cultivate a supported and educated workforce that protects and promotes the safety and well-being of New York City’s children, young people, families, and communities through excellent child welfare, juvenile justice, and early care and education services.


  • Professional Development
  • Improved Job Performance
  • Career Advancement
  • Networking Opportunities


  • Knowledgeable and Skilled Workforce
  • Increased Employee Engagement
  • Talent Retention
  • Succession Planning and Leadership Development

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