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Works Enrollment


YEP Works is a work-based learning program focused on employment readiness skills for young people ages 16 to 24. Participants earn hourly stipends while training and developing a range of skills. Trainees can also earn an industry-based credential in customer service through the National Retail Federation.

Services Provided:

  • Employment training in customer service and job-readiness skills

  • Opportunities for paid internships at YEP Thrift Works and Bike Works stores

  • Job placement assistance

  • Supportive services and referrals to community resources


YEP Bike Works: 1604 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

New Orleans, LA, 70113

Weekdays except Wednesday: 10am-5pm

Wednesday: 10am-3pm


YEP Thrift Works: 1626 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. 

New Orleans, LA 70113

Monday-Friday: 10am-5pm


New Orleans East Opportunity Center: 

12000 Hayne Blvd. 

New Orleans, LA 70128

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm


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