Support of adult education, GED, and college and career readiness programs for low-income DC adults primarily residing in Wards, 5, 6, 7, and 8.
Grants Made in 2014
Employment and Training Programs $330,000
Support for computer training for low-income, homeless, and at-risk DC adults and to provide refurbished computers to low-income DC households and small nonprofits.
Support to launch the Step Up DC program which will provide job-placement assistance to homeless women in DC.
Support for the Family Services Center which provides case management, employment readiness, and job-placement services to DC ex-offenders.
Support for efforts to research and publish “Walking in Their Shoes” which will describe and document barriers faced by DC ex-offenders, the magnitude of these barriers, and recommendations on how to provide services that better support their re-entry into the community.
$7,500 to support the Legal Services Program which provides legal assistance and advice to low-wage DC workers on employment matters and provides workers assistance to collect unpaid wages; $15,000 to support the part-time Wage Theft Enforcement position.
To support advocacy efforts for “Ban the Box” in DC which removes criminal background questions from initial employment applications.
Support of the Homeless Services Unit that provides case management to homeless individuals in DC and links them to treatment, benefits, training, employment, and housing.
General operating support of English as a Second Language and computer classes provided to immigrants in DC.
Support to develop Fair Leader’s Circle which is a job readiness program that will include financial management, job attainment and retention, and self-care skills to young women who are victims of human trafficking.
Support of the Child Development Associate Program which provides job training primarily to Latina women in DC.
$15,000 grant for general support for programs provided to DC juveniles while incarcerated and upon re-entry into the community; $15,000 to help support the re-entry outreach specialist position.
Support for AimHire, a job readiness, placement, and retention program for homeless adults in DC with significant employment barriers.
To support the training and education of DC adults as home-care aides.
General operating support of programs and services to help 1,000 unemployed DC residents obtain and improve employment.
General support of case management, job-readiness, and job-placement services to DC adults seeking employment.
To support the NEW Transitions program which helps homeless DC women find employment and housing.
Support for the COLORS Hospitality Opportunities for Workers (CHOW) workforce development program that provides training and education in front-of-the-house restaurant skills to 125 low-income immigrant workers, workers of color, and women.
Support to help DC adults transitioning from homelessness and addiction to independent living through programs and services that include substanceabuse recovery, housing, and job retention.
Support for the Next Steps Program which helps DC adults set and attain goals that include obtaining employment and participating in job-training programs.
Support of adult basic education, computer training, and job-readiness training to Ward 8 adults.
General support of mentoring program that helps unemployed DC residents obtain employment.
Support of job-readiness, placement, and retention programs for difficult-to-employ DC adults and disconnected youth.
Support of Employment Readiness Services and Real Opportunity programs which provide internships, job-readiness training, job-placement assistance, and case management to homeless women and men in DC.
General support of English as a Second Language programs and computer training provided to the DC immigrant community.
Support for literacy and job-readiness programs provided to low-literate DC adults.
Impact Grants $46,500
To support for the 2014-2015 DC Catalogue.
To support consulting services provided to Jovid grantee organizations and to support one Jovid grantee to participate in the board matching program.
To support for the Center Manager who will coordinate and oversee program efforts at the Skyland Workforce Center which is a co-location of adult workforce-development service providers.
Institutional Support $3,500
General operating support for the DC library/learning center and free workshops provided to DC-area nonprofit staff and volunteers.