SUNY ATTAIN Lab @ Elmcor

Elmcor and The State University of New York (SUNY) have partnered in operating the state-of-the-art technology SUNY ATTAIN (Advanced Technology Training & Information Networking) Computer Lab at Elmcor.  A 24-station computer lab designed to provide valuable workforce development training. The program continues to have a significant role in diminishing the digital divide in our Northwest Queens communities, by offering participants opportunities to enroll in academic, educational, vocational and occupational course series. The Skills Training Center uses Instructional Systems, Inc. software that includes vocational courses in: Office Skills, Nursing Assistant, Security Officer, Building Maintenance, Carpentry, Electric Repair, Plumbing, Child Care Worker, Customer Service Representative, Health Care Worker, Home Care Aide and many other developmental courses.

The ATTAIN lab provides participants with a comprehensive selection of computer-based, self-paced trainings/courses leading to certification in areas such as Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST) and Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) that provide participants with career growth opportunities.

Food Pantry

 Elmcor received funding from the NYC Food Assistance Collaborative to expand our Food Pantry and renovate it to a Supermarket style, participant-choice pantry on the third floor of the Recreation building. Elmcor has been able to increase our food distribution by more than double previous weekly amounts and provide options that are family size specific and participant friendly. We are utilizing new technology equipment to increase referrals to our other services and partner organizations. Also allowing us to collect information to create culturally-competent options for our families.

For program inquiries please contact Fernando Meza, Program Coordinator at 718-651-0096 (Ext 269) or via email at

Council for Airport Opportunities Satellite at Elmcor

Elmcor has partnered with Council for Airport Opportunities and Neighborhood Housing Services of Queens to address outreach, employability and job placements from the neighboring communities of the multi-billion-dollar redevelopment of LaGuardia Airport. The mission-aligned partnership was created to ensure local residents are not left behind and are able to take advantage of the newly created job opportunities. Elmcor supplements CAO services with vocational development staff that conducts career planning and job readiness workshops for employment opportunities at La Guardia Airport. Also forming linkages with a variety of community service, educational and training providers to support the special pre-employment needs of the participants.

For program inquiries please contact Carla Lasso, Career Specialist/Job Developer at 718-651-0096 (Ext 248) or via email at