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If you've been impacted by the legal system, there are programs to help develop your job skills

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As someone who is justice-impacted, you may be eligible for these programs that help you find work

Job services to help adults prepare for and find work

Virtual Workforce1 Career Center System by NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS)

Now enrolling. Disability accommodation details are available. View this program to learn more. Disability accommodation details are available. View this program to learn more.   Language access details are available. View this program to learn more. Language access details are available. View this program to learn more.

Get help preparing for and connecting to a wide range of jobs across New York City. For BIPOC Black, Indigenous, Hispanic/Latino, and people of color, CUNY student, Immigrant, Justice-impacted individual, LGBTQ+ Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and more, Low-income, NYCHA resident, Person with a disability, Public assistance recipient, Veteran, Woman.

  • Services Provided Career services
Learn more about Virtual Workforce1 Career Center System

Career and educational support for young people

NeON Works by NYC Department of Probation (DOP) and NYC Young Men's Initiative (YMI)

Now enrolling.

Professional support and stipends for young adults on probation or living in certain neighborhoods. For Justice-impacted individual, Low-income, Out-of-school youth.

  • Services Provided Apprenticeships and skills training, Career services, High School diploma and HSE/GED prep, Internships and Fellowships
  • Duration and Length Up to a year
  • Support Provided Stipends, metro cards, and additional incentives for reaching your goals!
Learn more about NeON Works

Community engagement on Saturdays

Youth WRAP by NYC Department of Probation (DOP)

Young adults 14-26 who are justice-impacted can do community engagement projects and get a stipend. For Justice-impacted individual.

  • Services Provided Internships and Fellowships
  • Duration and Length 6-8 weeks on Saturdays, 5 hours each day.
Learn more about Youth WRAP

Construction training to prepare you for a union apprenticeship

Construction Pre-Apprenticeship by NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS)

Hands-on training in construction trades like carpentry and electrical. For BIPOC Black, Indigenous, Hispanic/Latino, and people of color, Immigrant, Justice-impacted individual, LGBTQ+ Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and more, Low-income, NYCHA resident, Public assistance recipient, Woman.

  • Services Provided Apprenticeships and skills training
Learn more about Construction Pre-Apprenticeship

Job training and employment for low-income youth

Train & Earn by NYC Department of Youth & Community Development (DYCD)

Now enrolling. Disability accommodation details are available. View this program to learn more. Disability accommodation details are available. View this program to learn more.   Language access details are available. View this program to learn more. Language access details are available. View this program to learn more.

Short-term program for ages 16-24 who are not working nor in school. For Justice-impacted individual, Out-of-school youth, Person with a disability, Youth in foster care.

  • Services Provided Apprenticeships and skills training, English classes, High School diploma and HSE/GED prep
  • Duration and Length schedule varies
Learn more about Train & Earn

Paid work for young people at NYC Parks

Green Applied Projects at Parks (GAPP) by NYC Department of Parks & Recreation (NYC Parks)

Now enrolling.

Paid work experience for young adults to implement a team project in City parks. For Justice-impacted individual.

  • Services Provided Career services, High School diploma and HSE/GED prep, Internships and Fellowships
  • Duration and Length 11 weeks, 40 hours per week
  • Support Provided Weekly Metrocards
Learn more about Green Applied Projects at Parks (GAPP)

Paid internships for low-income young adults (age 16–24)

Work Progress Program by NYC Human Resources Administration (HRA)

Now enrolling.

This program provides internship opportunities to young adults, especially those who are out of work and out of school. For BIPOC Black, Indigenous, Hispanic/Latino, and people of color, CUNY student, Immigrant, Justice-impacted individual, LGBTQ+ Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and more, Low-income, NYCHA resident, Out-of-school youth, Person with a disability, Public assistance recipient, Woman, Youth in foster care.

  • Services Provided Internships and Fellowships
  • Duration and Length 12 weeks, part-time
Learn more about Work Progress Program

Train to become a commercial driver

Red Hook on the Road by NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS)

This program prepares unemployed New Yorkers to work as commercial drivers

  • Services Provided Apprenticeships and skills training
  • Duration and Length 6 weeks, Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm
  • Support Provided Stipends, Metrocards, and job placement services
Learn more about Red Hook on the Road

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