ServiceWorks is a nationwide initiative that will use community engagement and volunteer service to help underserved young adults develop the skills they need to prepare for college and careers. Jersey Cares is a host site for this initiative. ServiceWorks is facilitated through a grant funded by Citi Foundation through their “Pathways to Progress, a three-year $50 million initiative to unlock economic opportunity for 100,000 low-income youth in 15 cities across the United States.”

Pathways to Progress is the largest single commitment ever made by the Citi Foundation.
ServiceWorks will engage AmeriCorps VISTA Members to help develop a youth service and employability training program that will provide professional development, networking, and project management skills, ultimately increasing employability for young adults (16‐24) residing in Newark, NJ. Additionally, they will engage volunteers to support training provision, mentorship and long-term program sustainability that will bridge the gap between high school and college for young adults residing in Newark. 

For more information, please contact Thomas Dougherty 
or call (973) 533-1993. 

Our ServiceWorks volunteer team fill the two essential roles noted below. 

Success Coach

Experienced professionals and community members who possess college and career experience and are willing to share this with Service Scholars.


Skills Trainer

Experienced professionals and community members who possess training experience and are willing to facilitate to a cohort of Service Scholars.


Volunteer PSA (Video):

Pathways To Progress (Video):

Introducing ServiceWorks (Video):


Our Impact: A Service Scholar Story (Video)