Workforce development is central to Rebuilding Together NYC’s mission to preserve affordable housing and build sustainable communities. We recognize that one’s ability to gain permanent employment and earn a living wage is key to the maintenance of safe and healthy homes and neighborhoods. As experts in the construction industry, we provide training and professional development opportunities through our economic development initiatives.

Workforce Training Program



Rebuilding Together NYC’s (RT NYC) Workforce Training Program is a comprehensive seven-week pre-apprenticeship program that provides construction training and certifications to residents seeking employment in the construction industry. Eligible participants live in select Community Boards in Brooklyn and Staten Island, and are over the age of 18, unemployed or underemployed, low-income, and U.S. citizens (or authorized to work in the U.S.). Participants undergo three weeks of classroom training followed by four weeks of job-site training.

-224 hours of training
-OSHA 10-Hour Training Certificate
-4-Hour User Supported Scaffold Training Certificate
-Flaggers Safety Training Certificate
-Home Builders Institute Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate Training
-Steel toed boots, safety goggles, gloves, coveralls, and hardhats
-$1,000 stipend upon successful completion

For more information about the Program, please email [email protected] To apply, click here: PDF Version | Online Application

*Currently, eligible participants must live in Brooklyn Community Boards 6, 11, 13, 15, 18, and Staten Island.


Since 2012, Rebuilding Together NYC has welcomed AmeriCorps members through the national Rebuilding Together CapacityCorps program – a high-impact service program designed to increase the capacity of Rebuilding Together affiliates across the country and provide work experience, professional development, and community service opportunities to AmeriCorps members. Each year, AmeriCorps members that serve with RT NYC contribute significantly to the organization’s mission and central work of preserving affordable housing through program, project, and volunteer coordination.

Find out more about AmeriCorps here.