Support for the Expungement Project which helps DC women who are victims of sex trafficking expunge or seal their records to aid with obtaining employment.
Grants Made in 2015
Employment and Training Programs $322,500
Support for computer training to 1,000 low-income, homeless, and at-risk DC adults and to provide refurbished computers to lowincome DC households and small nonprofits.
Support for the Legal Services Program which provides assistance to DC Latinos to apply for or renew legal work status in the U.S. and provide legal support for wage and employment disputes.
$10,000 support for the Workers’ Rights Clinic which provides legal assistance to low-wage DC workers and $10,000 to support the part-time Wage Theft Attorney position.
Support for the ‘Just Pay’ initiative which monitors implementation of the paid vacation and sick day law passed by the DC Council in 2014.
Support to launch an expungement clinic which will assist DC residents to have eligible criminal and arrest records expunged or sealed with the goal of improving employment opportunities.
To support the Coalition’s efforts to develop a long-term care workforce in the District of Columbia which receives a living wage, health benefits, and updated training and accountability.
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.
Support for automotive technician training to 100 low-income, DC residents.
Support for Dare to Thrive which is a job readiness program for young women who are victims of human trafficking.
Support for the Adult ESL/Child Development Associate Training Program which provides intensive ESL classes and CDA training to 40 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 home care aide training for 60 DC residents that prepares them for the home care exam, DC certification, and employment.
General support for programs and services that help homeless DC residents transition to stable housing and employment.
General operating support of programs and services to help 1,000 unemployed DC residents obtain and improve employment.
Support to provide micro loans and credit-repair assistance to low-income DC entrepreneurs.
General support of case management, job-readiness, and jobplacement services to over 800 DC adults seeking to remove employment barriers and obtain employment.
Support for the Women Empowered With Opportunities, Resources, and Knowledge (WE WORK) program that provides job readiness and employment case management to 100 formerly homeless DC women.
Support to hire a full-time, High Road coordinator who will manage the COLORS Hospitality Opportunities for Workers 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 substance-abuse recovery, housing, and job retention.
Support for the Next Steps Program which helps 1,000 DC adults set and attain goals that include participating in jobtraining programs and obtaining employment.
Support of adult basic education, GED preparation, computer training, and job-readiness training to Ward 8 adults.
General support of mentoring program that provides job readiness training and helps unemployed and underemployed DC residents obtain and retain employment.
Support of Employment Readiness Services and Real Opportunity programs which provide internships, job-readiness training, job-placement assistance, and case management to 200 homeless women and men in DC.
Support for the Workforce Development and Job Placement Program which provides job readiness and job placement support to torture survivors in DC.
Support of A+ and Help Desk computer training provided to low-skilled and under-employed DC adults primarily in Ward 8.
General operating support of ESL, computer training, and job placement programs provided to DC immigrants.
Impact Grants $47,500
To support at least one Jovid grantee’s participation in the On Board program which places qualified individuals on nonprofit boards.
To support for the Center Manager who will coordinate and oversee program efforts at the Skyland Workforce Center which is a co-location of workforce development service providers. The Foundation chose to make this unusually large grant because the effort involved the collaboration of six Jovid grantees.
Institutional Support $5,000
Support for the 2015-2016 DC Catalogue.
General operating support for the DC library/learning center and free workshops provided to DC-area nonprofit staff and volunteers.