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.
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:
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.
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.
|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
|Staten Island||340 Bay St,
Staten Island, NY 10301
|America Works of New York|
For any other questions or inquiries, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.