NeON Works

Welcome to NeON Works

NeON Works provides youth and young adults with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills, and experience that prepare them for success in the workplace. Members can earn a stipend based on participation and goal attainment and can take part in the program for up to a full year.

Who can participate in NeON Works?

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

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.

Learn More About NeON Works Ongoing Opportunities

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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.

Where does NeON Works 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 NeONs across the five boroughs:

Neighborhood NeON Address NeON Works Community Partner
Bedford-Stuyvesant 1958 Fulton Street,
Brooklyn, NY 11233
Center for Court Innovation - Neighbors in Action
Brownsville 1709 Saint Marks Street,
Brooklyn, NY 11233
Center for Community Alternatives
East New York 400 Liberty Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11207
Brooklyn Bureau of Community Service
Jamaica 162-24 Jamaica Avenue,
Jamaica, NY 11432
Community Mediation Services
South Bronx 198 E 161st Street,
Bronx, NY 10451
Osborne Association
Staten Island 340 Bay Street,
Staten Island, NY 10301
America Works of New York

For any other questions or inquiries, contact us here.

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