Adult Employment Services

OBT has a contract with Consortium for Worker Education to administer the Jobs to Build On (JtBO) program. This FREE service provides placement to eligible (unemployed, low income, etc.) individuals 18 and above.

Registration: Ongoing

Program Locations:
Sunset Park
783 Fourth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY11232
718-369-0303

Bushwick
Monday - Friday
25 Thornton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206
718-387-1600

TDD/TTY 1-800-662-1220



Adult Education and Literacy Program
ESOL, GED, Pre-GED, and ABE


This program was launched in 2007 to provide ESOL, GED, and Pre-GED classes to adults in the communities we serve. We offer Pre-GED, GED, ABE, and beginning ESOL classes from our Bushwick site. Classes are free and are open to anyone living in New York City. Proof of citizenship is not required.

Classes have two cycles: Fall (September - January) and Spring (February - June). Anyone interested in these classes is encouraged to sign up now; space is limited.
Bushwick
Pre-GED, GED, and ABE
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

English as a Second Language (ESOL)
Monday – Thursday 6:00 – 8:30pm
Program Location:
OBT Bushwick/Williamsburg
25 Thornton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206
718-387-1600

TDD/TTY 1-800-662-1220

Bushwick Workforce Resource Center

The mission of the Bushwick Workforce Resource Center is to facilitate greater access to education, job training, and employment services for the people of Bushwick, and to develop community partnerships that can provide additional support to local residents.

The BWRC serves over 1,500 local residents per year.

Partnerships: HealthPlus; Jewish Community Council of Coney Island; Catholic Migration Office; The Maura Clarke – Ita Ford Center, and others.

All Programs are Free of Charge!

Referrals are also made to local agencies for government benefits, health insurance, immigration assistance, vocational services and many many more.

The Bushwick Workforce Resource Center also houses The NYS Office of New Americans - http://www.newamericans.ny.gov/

Stop By Today!
280 Wyckoff Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11237
Tel: 718-381-3222
Fax: 718-381-3220

Roman Woodson - Site Director

Office for New Americans

At this center we will be able to provide you with the information and services such as:

• Assistance with the new Deferred Action Process for Eligible Youth and Associated
Work Authorization Assistance
• English-for-Speakers-of-Other-Languages Computer Classes
• Immigration Law Consultations and Provider Trainings
• Naturalization Assistance
• Entrepreneurship Training and Support
• Access to Additional Opportunities*

All of the services above are completely free!
Please bring in proof of income and a picture ID.

Download our Flyer

For more information please call us at 718-381-32222

Bushwick Workforce Resource Center
280 Wyckoff Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11237


View Larger Map

Click here to visit OBT's Twitter feed
Click here to help support OBT