Definition; 1.) In service of others. To be a servant, attendant, support.

Project Diakonia provides needs-based programs and ongoing supportive services to help equip historically marginalized youth secure living wage jobs and make a successful transition into adulthood.

Resources as diverse as our clients


Job Training

We help youth transitioning out of foster care and the juvenile justice system prepare for jobs in industries that offer a livable wage, a progressive wage, and a professional work environment.


Having someone believe in and look out for you is sometimes all it takes. Our staff provides the support needed to succeed and the resources needed to thrive.


Employment alone does not make for a sustainable transition into adulthood. That’s why we assist youth in attaining stable housing and provide mentorship throughout their transition.

A platform FOR LIFE


Job Readiness Training

Our programs help young adults understand what employers are looking for and obtain the skills necessary to succeed in the workplace.


Entry Level Employment

Through our job placement services, we help our students secure great positions with employers that want to see them succeed and achieve their potential.


Career Development Support

Graduation from one of our programs is just the beginning. That’s why we work closely with employers to provide on-going support as our young adults navigate the challenges of a new job.


Continued Education

An eagerness to learn and an ever-expanding knowledge base keep our students competitive and in increasing demand.


Professional Mentorship

Success in the workplace requires preparation, but it also requires maintenance. Our mentorship program helps students stay on track after completing our job training.


Opportunities to Give Back

There’s no greater success than overcoming adversity to then help others do the same. We provide opportunities for students to stay connected and help future students succeed.


8-Week Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Program

  • Earn HBI Certification in as little as 8 weeks
  • Enjoy industry-leading career navigation services with career placement
  • Learn the foundational skills for entering a career in the trades

Tuition assistance available.



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Employment Partners

If you are a local employer interested in learning more about becoming an employment partner, please contact us. This is a great way to meet a need in the community and fill open positions in your company with competent, highly-capable workforce.

Community Partners

If you are interested in becoming a partner in health or housing, please contact us. We would love to coordinate care with your agency to provide the most comprehensive wrap-around services possible for our youth.

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3595 E. Fountain Blvd. Suite 200,
Colorado Springs, CO 80910


(719) 249- 0123

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Project Diakonia is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization Federal ID #: 27-2274120