About Us

Launched in 2014, Jersey City Youth Works (formerly Jersey City Summer Works) is a multi-program initiative focused on youth employment and positive youth development. Employment and enrichment programming seeks to encourage Jersey City residents ages 15-24 toward sustainable career paths by nurturing their interests, providing high-quality professional development and enrichment workshops, and offering opportunities for meaningful employment and internships.


Developed as a public-private partnership , Jersey City Youth Works’ workforce development programs serve more than 1,000 youth and young adults annually in collaboration with leading corporations, nonprofit organizations and institutes of higher education. For updates and information about how Jersey City Youth Works can help you #jumpstart your career and professional development, please follow us @JCYouthWorks on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  For more information about how to support the JC Youth Works Initiative, including volunteer opportunities, please contact us at lpacheco@jcnj.org.


To learn more about the positive youth development in Jersey City, read about the work of the Jersey City Youth Planning Task Force here.

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