About

At The Way To Work we are committed to empowering New York City’s young adults with the tools needed to achieve their highest potential. Formerly, Vocational Foundation, Inc or VFI, we have created lasting impact through our comprehensive, individualized approach to career training, GED preparation, professional and personal counseling, job placement and retention services since 1936.

For over 70 years The Way To Work has built and maintained its reputation as one of the most successful youth workforce development programs in the nation. Today, we continue to provide men and women ages 17-24 with the skills and support they need to pursue successful careers.

Located in the heart of New York City’s financial district, our training facility simulates the culture of a professional workplace and stimulates our participants’ desires to succeed. Our program is holistic; our passionate staff doesn’t just teach clients the fundamentals for the working world, they encourage our young adults with support and high expectations to build on their unique assets. In turn, our alumni enhance New York City’s community in the growing sectors of healthcare, technology, finance, public safety, and customer service.

What sets us apart is our long-term commitment to our participants. Our team of caring adult mentors provides graduates with one year of follow up services, ensuring that participants not only keep their jobs, but also move up in their careers.

By investing in the future of our young people, we invest in the future of our city.

We are The Way To Work.