Many of the young people in the Tile Project have just begun the process of gaining stability; many are still living on the streets or have only recently left. The Tile Project offers a therapeutic environment where they can learn key employment skills while creating amazing pieces of art.

The Tile Project is an eight-week program for young people ages 16-24 located at YouthCare’s Orion Center. Throughout the program, participants learn art skills—such as drawing, photo manipulation, design, and ceramics—while developing their resumes and building confidence. By the end of the program, participants have gained the skills to design and create an individual ceramic wall tile which is then sold back to the community; all proceeds go directly back into the program. Click here to purchase a tile.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Ages 16-24
  • Experiencing homelessness, unstably housed, or at imminent risk of losing housing
  • Able to commit to an eight-week paid training program and willing to develop employment and educational goals
  • Available Tuesday–Friday, 1pm–5pm
  • Valid photo ID and a Birth Certificate or Social Security Card (if you don’t have them, we can help you get them)

Click here to hire a Tile Project graduate

Contact Tile Project Supervisor to apply or learn more about the program