Ecumenical Community Development Organization, Inc. (ECDO)

443 West 125th Street
New York, NY 10027
Janice Berthoud, Executive Director


The Ecumenical Community Development Organization, Inc. (ECDO) is a not for profit organization that aims to create and produce plans and projects to improve housing, social, and economic conditions for low and moderate income residents of the West and Central Harlem neighborhoods. The organization hopes to aid West Harlem residents with a sense of community. “ECDO has broadened and diversified its scope of projects that includes tenant and community organizing, technical assistance to community residents and organizations, counseling, education, youth and adult employment programs and services.”


Employment and Placement Services- ECDO currently provides two employment service programs. “Participants of adult training and placement services in the program have been successful at obtaining employment opportunities in the private sector in all industries. ECDO also uses TRAIN (Training Resources and Information Network), a software program that provides information and the resources needed so that the Employment Initiative staff can effectuate program services.”



  • City of New York Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) Summer Youth Employment Program- ECDO helps economically challenged youth with education, career development, and job placement in over 200 worksite sponsors from the community.

Eligibility: Economically disadvantaged youth, ages 13-21


  • NYS Department of Labor Wage Subsidy IV Employment Services Program assists low-income individuals and public assistance recipients with employment securing. The program offers on the job training. The program places participants in subsidized employment (where their employers are offered a subsidized payment for the wages earned) for no less than 30 days, and then transitions them into unsubsidized employment.

Eligibility: Low income individuals and public assistance recipients