"ANYONE WHO HAS STRUGGLED WITH POVERTY KNOWS HOW EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE IT IS TO BE POOR."
WORK WORKS, INC.
e improve their outcome-basedby The Work Works, Inc., Begin Employment Gain Independence Now (BEGIN) project has two goals: provide strategies that sustain minorities and other low and moderate-income communities and affect and improve community outcomes.
Our developmental activity is experiential carpentry learning and professional development.
Our strategy is to connect, collaborate and, work within the community to afford students opportunities to renovate or build residential or commercial structures from the foundation up with the ultimate goal of achieving marketable skills transferable into access to livable wage employment. Thus, impacting community improvement outcomes.
We think that every individual has access to the tools, resources, and opportunities to improve their overall financial well-being.
Our values define who we are as an organization and guide the way we work with our partners, within our communities, and with each other.
We have a deep commitment to our mission. We work hard to create the best outcomes for our trainees and communities, and we have fun doing it.
We respect, trust and empathize with others. We are supportive and responsive and value different perspectives. While we are diverse in backgrounds and skills, we are united opportunities to our marginalized communities.
We strive for excellence in everything we do and aim to add measurable value to neighborhoods, participants, and the industry.
We believe in accountability and operate with the highest standards of integrity and transparency. We communicate openly and honestly with our partners and each other,
We embrace collaboration. The connections we foster with our colleagues, trainees, government partners, and other like-mined organizations are critical to improving employment opportunities and making a positive impact on the physical, social, and economic infrastructure of communities.
Location & Qualification Work Works, Inc., is an IRS-qualified nonprofit organization located in Poughkeepsie, NY.
Our Program The 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.
The program includes several months of classroom and laboratory instruction. The curriculum was designed by Arthur R. Atkins, Sr. (Master's degree in Curriculum and Supervision and Professional Diploma in Educational Leadership).