"ANYONE WHO HAS STRUGGLED WITH POVERTY KNOWS HOW EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE IT IS TO BE POOR."
WORK WORKS, INC.
PURPOSE and ACTIVITIES
The Work Works, Inc. New Woodshop initiative is a new building and renovation workforce training/education agency. Based in Poughkeepsie, NY, the initial mission is to provide a platform for augmented craft skills and improved community outcomes for communities of color, low and moderate-income communities rural/geographically isolated, other historically marginalized in Dutchess County.
We envision the day when all marginalize communities achieve economic empowerment.
The New Woodshop program offers individuals a chance to learn basic carpentry or woodworking skills by creating activities or projects, working with various power and handheld tools. Individuals are trained on workplace safety and learn to follow a blueprint to complete activity or project. The skills learned are a stepping point toward finding meaningful employment in the green smart construction industry.
Our objectives are to: . Demonstrate the replicable and sustainable . Use program evaluation to make decisions, chart course corrections, and measure the real economic impact of training.
The building and renovation course include several months of classroom and laboratory instruction. The course was designed by Arthur R. Atkins, Sr. (Master's degree in Curriculum and Supervision and Professional Diploma in Educational Leadership).