Our Programs

We imagine a world where technical education unlocks equitable
economic mobility for system-impacted communities

Mentorship Program participants

Technical Education Programming

Emergent Works trains individuals who were formerly-incarcerated and those impacted by the criminal legal system through technical programming that provides free access to education, resources, a safe community, and employment opportunities. Through our programs, we hope to help end the revolving door of mass incarceration by closing the wealth gap and digital divide.

See Our Mentee Projects

Our three programs cater to different needs as well as various learning levels.

  • In-person Program (Bigger Than The Block)
  • Virtual Program (1:1 Technical Mentorship)
  • Apprenticeship (Leadership Apprentice Program)

Explore our various programs

TECK Community

  • Age 18+
  • U.S-Based
  • Skills assessments
  • System/justice-impacted
  • 5 month duration
  • Up to 10 hrs weekly
  • Passion project
A virtual community and mentorship program providing free access to technical education, resources,  a safe community, and employment placement opportunities for formerly incarcerated and those impacted by the criminal legal system.
  • Digital Literacy (Spring 2025): 5-month instructor-based classes followed up with individual sessions with an industry professional mentor equipping mentees with skills in computer system navigation, Google Suite, project management and much more!
  • UI/UX Design (Fall 2025): 5-month instructor-based classes followed up with individual sessions with an industry professional mentor equipping mentees with skills in visual design, wireframing, userflows, project management and much more!

T.RAP

  • Age 16-24
  • NYC-based
  • System-impacted
  • 6 month duration
  • Up to 4 hrs weekly
  • Incentivized learning
An in-person program for system or justice impacted youth providing key support to achieve outlined professional and personal goals, work readiness and digital literacy training and connection to employment opportunities.