One in five young adults in Mott Haven are considered “idle.” They are not in school and are not employed. Additionally, 20 percent of adults seeking work are unemployed, and there are thousands of first-generation adult immigrants. Seeing not only the needs of our neighbors but their great potential, we coach adults in developing the physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual skills necessary to become the best they are capable of becoming.

To help adults become successful, Graffiti 2 Works teaches and mentors participants in life skills, career skills, and education skills. Because long-term objectives can be difficult to accomplish when faced with many short-term needs, Graffiti 2 Works provides jobs to qualified participants. The long-term goals of Graffiti 2 Works are to connect each person with a career and, more importantly, provide them with the the self-satisfaction in knowing they are all God created them to be.

National Accreditation: Graffiti 2 is an accredited Christian Women/Men Job Corps location. Christian Women’s Job Corps® and Christian Men's Job Corps® seek to equip women and men, in a Christian context, for life and employment.

Micro-Enterprise Affiliation: Graffiti 2’s artisan group produces quilted goods for the marketplace. These goods can be purchased through WorldCrafts. WorldCrafts' mission is to develop sustainable, fair-trade businesses among impoverished people around the world.

Program Components

Life Skills: We use the Holistic Hardware curriculum to teach the values that are the foundation for a successful life.

Bible Study: Communicate God’s plan for a person’s life.

Mentoring: Connect individuals with life, academic, and career mentors.

Education Skills: Provide coaching for the high school equivalency diploma, ESL, and citizenship.

Career Skills: Provide specific training for specific careers.

Career Connections: Connect individuals with career opportunities.

Job Incentive: Provide a temporary job to individuals to incentivize participation and completion.

Joining Graffiti 2 Works

Age: 18 and over

Available: All Year

Days: Monday - Thursday

TASC Prep: 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Job Incentive: 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Components: TASC Prep, Job Incentive, Life Skills, Career Skills, Bible Study, Mentoring

Enroll: Stop by between 10am and 6pm Monday - Thursday