MADLab students posing atop one of the Pershing Avenue hills they constructed

Media/Art/Design Lab (MADLab)

Formerly Habilidad, Media Magic and Project Able, MADLab is an “earn while you learn” arts career exploration and job skills training program that addresses the needs of youth facing multiple barriers to employment in year-round after-school programs and an intensive 8-week summer session.

Youth engage with arts careers through mentor sessions with local professional working artists across a variety of disciplines, each culminating in a hands-on project experimenting with that particular artistic discipline. Youth employees learn transferable soft and hard workplace skills, including individual portfolio development, leadership, public speaking, graphic design, and workplace etiquette. For this position, a positive attitude, creativity, and an ability to work in a diverse team is required. 



January 27 – March 25
Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 3:00 – 5:30pm each day

Download the Spring 2020 Application

Applications are due by January 20. Email your applications to or drop them off in person at 45 Pershing Ave. Poughkeepsie, NY.