The Tile Project

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The Tile Project

Tile Project interns use their creative talents to get ready for employment. Pursuing their own projects, learning together, they gain valuable skills and experience. They learn art techniques, including hand-building and glazing clay tiles, basic photography, and photo manipulation. They explore workplaces outside the studio by “job shadowing”: following someone around as they go about their work. By the end of the program, they'll have written a resume and cover letter, improved their interview skills, and learned how to search and apply for jobs. 

To be eligible, you need to be:

  • Age 15–22
  • Homeless (including sleeping on the street, in shelter, squatting, or couch surfing) or at risk of losing housing within one week
  • Not currently in foster care
  • Able to commit to a 10-week program, Tuesdays through Fridays, 1pm–5pm

To apply:

Complete an application form and submit it to the Orion Center, either in person, by email, or by fax to (206) 628-3227. Selected applicants will be contacted.


James W. Ray Orion Center

For additional information:

Contact the Tile Project Employment Case Manager at (206) 622-5555 ext. 204.