BROOKLYN - A local nonprofit is helping job seekers gain some additional confidence for interviews through an improv class.

The HOPE Program has been hosting the job-readiness class for students who are encouraged to think outside the box and be creative during a job interviews.

“Improv is another tool in the tool belt for our HOPE students to be successful not only getting that first job, but sticking with the job and advancing your career," says Jennifer Mitchell, executive director of the HOPE program.

She says that three-quarters of the students that complete the curriculum are able to find full-time employment.