Center Type
Job Corps Center
Management Company
Physical Address

585 Dekalb Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205-4902
United States

Geolocation Field
40.6914185, -73.952737
Phone Number
(718) 623-4000
Fax Number
(718) 623-9626
Location Description

Brooklyn Job Corps Center is a nonresidential campus located in the Bedford Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, New York, just a short drive from Barclays Center.

Center History

Brooklyn Job Corps Center, a satellite of South Bronx Job Corps Center, opened its doors in July 2000.

Director Name
Timisha Wagoner
Director Email
Director Phone
Director Fax
Student Programs
Student Government Association
<p>The Student Government Association (SGA) is the voice of our students and plays a key role in the operation of the center. We encourage all of our students to join the SGA.</p> <p>The SGA Council is composed of Executive Board officers, Vocational Representatives, and Area Student Leaders. The Executive Board members are the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Community Coordinator. Vocational Representatives are student leaders representing each career training program on center. The Area Student Leaders are mentors, recreational aides, residential advisors, safety marshals, and student tour guides.</p> <p>In their weekly meetings, SGA representatives make recommendations to the Center Director about rules affecting students including enforcement of rules. The Center Director also consults with the SGA before introducing new rules for students.</p> <p>SGA members also have the responsibility to:</p> <ul> <li>Be a positive role model to the other students.</li> <li>Assist in the decision-making process with the Center Director and Senior Management Team relating to policies affecting student life on and off campus.</li> <li>Develop leadership skills.</li> <li>Practice self-government and have input on center policies.</li> <li>Learn and practice positive leadership and socialization skills.</li> <li>Assist with tours on center.</li> <li>Work with all departments through the SGA Committees.</li> <li>Host activities for the student body.</li> <li>Work closely with the Business-Community Liaison to bridge the gap between the Job Corps program and the community.</li> </ul> <p>After 30 days of enrollment at our center, you may apply for the Leadership Training Class. After you complete three weeks of leadership training, you can apply for SGA membership.<br> </p>
<p>Fostering positive relationships with the communities our centers are in is a key part of what Job Corps does. This can mean performing work in the neighborhood that aligns with a student's career pathway, such as building new playgrounds or patching up sidewalks. At the Brooklyn Job Corps Academy, it can also mean taking part in food drives, park beautification, or helping out at a soup kitchen.</p>
Educational Programs
High School Diploma Program
<p>Students who qualify may participate in our online high school diploma program which is paid for by the center. To enroll in the high school diploma program, students must have completed the 11th grade and have no greater than six credits remaining for graduation.</p> This program is offered through a partnership with the New York City Department of Education.
High School Equivalency Program
<p>One of our top goals at Brooklyn Job Corps is to ensure that every qualified student obtains his or her high school equivalency certificate or high school diploma prior to leaving the center. Students who don't already have a high school diploma upon their arrival at Brooklyn are automatically enrolled into our High School Equivalency (HSE) program based on age.</p>
Tutors and academic support
<p>Tutoring programs are available where students are tutored in math and reading by instructors or by fellow students (Peer Student Tutors). Students interested in getting into a tutoring program may contact their instructors or the Academic Manager.</p>
Advanced Career Training Program
<p>Our students may enroll in Advanced Career Training (ACT) by attending any of the City University of New York (CUNY) colleges in the New York City area. To qualify for this program, a student must have a high school diploma or GED (from our center or another educational facility) and have successfully completed a career technical trade at Job Corps. Students must also be in good disciplinary standing and have good attendance.</p> <p>Students in the ACT program are expected to take a minimum of 12 credit college hours per semester and maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.5. While in the ACT program, students will continue to enjoy the following benefits from Job Corps:</p> <ul> <li>Academic advisement, mentoring, and tutoring</li> <li>Paid tuition, fees, books, and supplies</li> <li>Housing and recreation</li> <li>Meals provided by Job Corps, on-and-off center</li> <li>Transportation to and from college of choice</li> <li>Miscellaneous loan assistance</li> <li>On-center computer library</li> </ul> <p>Also, students can stay in Job Corps for a maximum of three years as long as their third year is in the ACT program.</p>
English Language Learning
<p>Students needing to learn English can enter our English Language Learning (ELL) program. Students in the ELL program are tested regularly to determine their language proficiency levels.</p>
Driver Education
<p>Driver's Education is available to all students needing a driver's license. Both classroom and behind-the-wheel training are part of this program. Our center pays for all test, permit, and licensing fees for students.</p>