We offer two prevocational programs: Site–Based and Community–Based. These programs provide practical job skills for real-world employment. They bridge the gap between day habilitation and supported employment services. 

The individuals in our prevocational programs are volunteers who maintain mutually beneficial partnerships with community food pantries, soup kitchens, local parks, churches and various nonprofits in Brooklyn. Staff teach interview prep, conflict resolution, money skills, computer skills, team work and provide travel training.

These community partnerships give individuals the chance to experience working alongside people from all walks of life. They're opportunities for individuals to learn from professional social interactions. Program participants take direction from supervisors, while making meaningful contributions to their community. Individuals gain a sense of pride and growth through these partnerships. They also achieve independence and skills that set them apart in their preparation to enter the workforce. 

The individuals in our prevocational programs practice a variety of skills, such as:

  • assembly
  • printing & clerical work
  • light data entry
  • gardening
  • porter & stock
  • maintenance work

We have long-standing relationships with many Brooklyn businesses and organizations, including:

Prevocational & Vocational Leadership

Admissions & Contact

For admissions or partnership opportunities, contact Assistant Program Director Christine Emanuele.

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