Do YOU want help planning for and getting employment?

Justice Community Plus connects young adults with educational and work-readiness opportunities.
Justice Community Plus provides job placement services, vocational training, and soft skills development, as well as assistance with high school equivalency attainment and educational planning. Program participants also receive individual coaching from staff mentors and take part in civic engagement projects related to anti-violence and community improvement.



  • Between the ages 16-29
  • No college degree, preferably no high school diploma.
  • No full-time job; preferably unemployed.
  • Must be a resident of Bedford-Stuyvesant or Crown Heights.


Employment Training
Members receive group and individual job training and job search assistance designed to lead to employment. Members also take part in career fairs and job shadow days to be exposed to new career paths and professionals in a variety of field.

Educational Supports
Members receive assistance with Pre-TASC and TASC enrollment (Formerly GED prep) as well as college enrollment assistance and opportunities to identify and apply for scholarships.

Certification Opportunities
Members can access free certification opportunities such as CPR/First Aid, Food Handler’s License, MS Office, and OSHA.

Life Coach Services
Members work closely with staff to identify goals and to address challenges that may inhibit their employment and education aspirations.

Community Engagement 
Members have the opportunity to give back to their community through service projects; discuss issues impacting their neighborhoods and potential solutions; and practice basic work skills through participation in community events.

Cultural Enrichment
Members take trips throughout the city and are exposed to new intuitions, art forms, ideas, and resources.

Participants can receive a stipend of up to $1,400 for completing program milestones.

3 Program Phases:

  1. Orientation
    • Learn about the program expectations and meet staff
    • Complete intake forms and skills assessment
  2. Training
    • Participate in job readiness training and develop a resume and interviewing skills
    • Work in the community to develop new skills and gain experience
    • Work on personal and professional goals with a staff coach
  3. Placement
    • Get placed in an education program or internship and prepare to interview for jobs
    • Work on vocational training to earn marketable certificates

For more information contact:

Edward McWilliams
Youth Programs Coordinator | Bed-Stuy
Office: 718-773-6886 Ext: 3606
Cell: 646-975-1440