RHI wants to formalize and improve its programming for young adults ages 19–24. RHI currently serves 40–50 young adults through its General Educational Development (GED) program; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, and Queer (LGBTQ) support group; College Scholars program; and one-on-one services. RHI lacks a clearly articulated and structured program for young adults, and as a result, participants’ experiences vary in depth and quality. RHI plans to design and implement a comprehensive, developmentally appropriate program model. RHI will use a formal enrollment process in which each participant receives a psychosocial assessment by a social worker and is tested for placement in the appropriate educational program. To assess whether its program goals are being achieved, RHI will add workforce readiness training and institute a system to track and measure the progress of participants.
Red Hook Initiative (RHI) provides access to training, health care, education, and employment to residents of the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn.