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 2016
Employment and Training Programs $350,000
Support for computer training and job placement to 1,000 lowincome, homeless, and at-risk DC adults.
Support for the Step Up DC program which provides job readiness and job placement support to about 60 homeless women in DC.
Support for the Legal Services Program which provides assistance to DC immigrants to apply for or renew legal work status in the U.S. and provides legal support for wage and employment disputes.
Support for two navigators who will work with 10 DC returning citizens helping them transition back into community life, housing, and employment.
Support for the Workforce Development Working Group that advocates for systemic changes in DC’s workforce system and focuses on resolving chronic issues such as late payments from DC government to DC nonprofit workforce-development serviceproviders.
Support for the Employment Services Program which helps DC women re-enter the community after incarceration and includes job readiness and job placement services.
Support for a comprehensive communications and public relations strategy for the release of the Beyond Second Chances report on DC citizens returning from incarceration.
Support for the Workers’ Rights Clinic which provides legal assistance to low-wage DC workers helping them to reclaim unpaid wages from employers.
Support for the Adult ESL/Child Development Associate Training Program which provides intensive ESL classes and CDA training to 40 Latina women in DC.
General operating support for programs that help low-income DC women who are expecting or who have recently given birth to retain employment.
$10,000 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.
General support for programs and services that help homeless adults in DC transition to stable housing and employment.
General operating support of programs and services to help 900 unemployed DC residents obtain and improve employment.
Support to provide micro loans and credit-repair assistance to 300 low-income DC entrepreneurs.
General support for literacy programs that serve DC residents with reading levels below 6th grade.
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 for COLORS Hospitality Opportunities for Workers (CHOW) Institute which provides training to 100 low-income immigrant works, workers of color, and women helping them obtain skills for front-of-the-house restaurant jobs that pay living wages.
Support to help 400 DC adults transitioning from homelessness and addiction to independent living through programs and services that include substance-abuse recovery, housing, and job retention.
Support of the Next Steps Program which helps over 900 DC adults set and attain employment goals, provides job readiness training, and assists with obtaining employment.
$15,000 general operating support for coordination of workforce development services co-located at Skyland; $15,000 challenge grant.
Support of adult basic education, GED preparation, computer training, and job-readiness training to nearly 350 Ward 8 adults.
Support for job readiness and job placement for 125 difficult to employ DC residents.
Support of Employment Readiness Services and Real Opportunity programs which provide internships, job-readiness training, jobplacement 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 60 torture survivors in DC.
Support of A+ and Help Desk computer training provided to lowskilled and under-employed DC adults primarily in Ward 8.
General operating support of ESL, computer training, and job placement programs provided to over 1,000 DC immigrants.
Support for the Green Corps program which provides training for 20 low-income DC residents in green job occupations.
Impact Grants $35,400
To support matching and placing at least three business professionals on at least two Jovid grantee boards of directors.
$15,000 to support on-going maintenance of the shared database system, HIRE DC, and a $10,000 capstone grant to help support a full-time system administrator. $4,400 to support hiring a consultant who will guide HIRE DC partner organization to transition to a new phase of oversight and development.
Institutional Support $5,500
Support for the 2016-2017 DC Catalogue.
General operating support for the DC library/learning center and free workshops provided to DC-area nonprofit staff and volunteers.