NeON Works

NeON Works

If you’re looking for a Summer 2021 opportunity, NeON Arts: Beautify NYC is now accepting applications. Join young people across New York City working collectively to beautify New York City public spaces and parks while building new skills and social connections. The stipend is $2,000. Apply now! The deadline is June 25th.

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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 her 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 others will pursue educational programs.

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 (e.g., CUNY Start), d) job placement, or e) 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 NeON neighborhood residents, with priority to people aged 16-24. There are no educational requirements.

Where Does NeON Works Programming Take Place?

Each of the seven NeON neighborhoods has its own service provider/partner. Programs will take place at NeONs and other locations in these neighborhoods, as well as virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Connecting seven NeONs, across the five boroughs:

Neighborhood NeON Address Community Partner
Bedford-Stuyvesant 510 Gates Ave,
Brooklyn, NY 11216
Center for Court Innovation
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 Sign Up?

NeON Works begins in October, 2020.

Sign up here to get connected to your local NeON Works service provider!

NeON Works - Summer Professional Development Application

Summer 2021: NeON Works will provide paid learning experiences, social connection, and creative expression to young New Yorkers between the ages of 16 and 24 by combining professional development workshops with NeON Arts or the Made in NY Animation Project to create a virtual experience that comes full circle in a final event with contributions and reflections from the participants.


On My Way: Youth Communication provides powerful, teen-written stories and professional development to help educators and youth workers engage young people. The literacy-rich training model helps build social and emotional learning skills.

Provider Special: Each NeON Works Provider will design one special 3 hour workshop experience that runs once weekly for 7 weeks. Each group will experience all 7 professional development workshops.

NeON Arts Made in NY Animation Project
Virtual Workshops Virtual Workshops
Jamaica**Staten Island**Bed Stuy Bronx**East New York**Brownsville**Harlem

Program Dates

July 6 - August 26
9 - 12 PM Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

Final Event

August 26, 2021 1:00 PM

Apply Now for Summer 2021

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