NeON Works

Welcome to NeON Works

NeON Works provides youth and young adults with the opportunity to acquire knowledge, skills, and attitudes that result in gainful employment or improved work performance.

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What is NeON Works?

NeON Works is designed for people who are at all different stages of their employment journey: from the young person who is not sure where to begin to the college graduate who wants to get ahead in their chosen field - providing a highly individualized set of opportunities depending on each person’s interests and work readiness. Some participants might just attend a workshop or two; others may want to sit down with a NeON Works service provider for an in-depth, personal assessment to help figure out their goals and make a plan to achieve them. Some will attend credentialing programs and educational opportunities; others will join internships and start new jobs.

NeON Works provide three main services along with wraparound supports as needed:

  • professional development and career exploration workshops
  • individualized needs assessment and supports
  • supported connections to programs that result in one of the following outcomes: a) high school equivalency (HSE) credential enrollment, b) college enrollment, c) enrollment in a college pathway program, d) acceptance into internships and job services programs, e) job placement, or f) training that leads to a high-quality credential proven to assist with job placement.

Who can participate in NeON Works?

People on probation who live anywhere in NYC, and other residents in Bed Stuy, Brownsville, East New York, Far Rockaway, Harlem, Jamaica, northern Staten Island and the South Bronx. Priority is given to people aged 16-24. There are no educational requirements.

Where does NeON Works programming take place?

Each of the neighborhoods where a NeON is located has its own service provider/partner. Programs will take place at NeONs and other locations in these neighborhoods, as well as virtually.

Connecting seven NeONs, across the five boroughs:

Neighborhood NeON Address Community Partner
Bedford-Stuyvesant 510 Gates Ave,
Brooklyn, NY 11216
Center for Court Innovation - Neighbors in Action
Brownsville 444 Thomas S Boyland St,
Brooklyn, NY 11212
Center for Community Alternatives
East New York 400 Liberty Ave,
Brooklyn, NY 11207
Brooklyn Bureau of Community Service
Harlem 127 W 127th St,
New York, NY 10027
Exodus Transitional Community
Jamaica 162-24 Jamaica Ave,
Jamaica, NY 11432
Community Mediation Services
South Bronx 198 E 161st St,
Bronx, NY 10451
Osborne Association
Staten Island 340 Bay St,
Staten Island, NY 10301
America Works of New York

How Do I Get Involved?

  1. Sign Up: NeON Works accepts interest forms on a rolling basis. Sign up here to get connected to upcoming NeON Works opportunities near you!
  2. Join the Mailing List: Be among the first to know about new opportunities. Join the mailing list today.
  3. Check out our Calendar: Find virtual and in person NeON Works events you can attend.

For any other questions or inquiries, contact us at

NeON Works Summer Showcase

During the summer of 2021, more than 150+ young people joined NeON Works to build their professional development skills and create multimedia projects in collaboration with teaching artists from the Made In NY Animation Project and NeON Arts. View the summer video below.

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