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Age 21+
Cost Free
Program type Weekday
Meets 7 Week Program, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
Specific needs

At risk, low income

Contact us Tgardner@Bwiny.Org
Deadline Rolling


We help jobless and working poor New Yorkers establish careers in sectors that offer good wages and opportunities for advancement.


Brooklyn Woods offers free full time training to unemployed and low-income New Yorkers in woodworking skills, providing them with a solid foundation to begin a career in woodworking, cabinetmaking and fabrication. Brooklyn Woods runs five 7-week cycles per year and trains 50-60 individuals per year. Seven-week training in entry-level woodworking skills.

Brooklyn Woods is not a general carpentry program but many of the skills learned in woodworking and cabinetmaking are transferrable to carpentry and related trades. Brooklyn Woods graduates work for a wide variety of businesses including custom cabinetmakers, production furniture makers, general contractors, store display companies and general fabrication


To Be Eligible You Must Meet The Following Criteria: Live In New York City & Be Legally Eligible To Work In The U.S. And 21 Years Or Older Be Unemployed, Have A Low Income, Or Receive Public Assistance Able To Pass An 8th Grade Level Reading Test And A 6th Grade Level Math Test Be Physically Fit, Able To Work On Your Feet For Hours And Able To Lift 70lbs Have Minimal Or Some Background Working With Your Hands, With Tools, In A Trade, Or As A Laborer Demonstrate A Commitment To Utilizing The Training To Work In The Field Of Woodworking Or A Related Business For At Least Two Years Individuals With Past Criminal Convictions Are Welcome To Apply. Brooklyn Woods Can Accept Applicants With A History Of Substance Use Who Are Clean For Ninety Days And Who Are In A Counseling Program.