The Work Place DC

The Work Place DC (TWPDC) is a collaborative of Jovid grantee organizations working together to provide a coordinated set of workforce development services to the estimated 60,000 low-income, low-skilled adults in the District.

The goal is to co-locate TWPDC partners in a nonprofit center and provide a single point of entry for adults in need of one or more workforce development services (e.g., job training, computer training, job placement services, case management, and adult literacy education.). Through co-location, TWPDC partners will be able to greatly increase program coordination and collaboration and thereby increase employment outcomes for individuals facing significant employment barriers.

TWDPC needs about 40,000 square feet of space. To best meet the needs of the adults served, the location should be accessible to mass transit, be reasonably convenient to employer partners, and offer sufficient parking for about 50 employees and volunteers.

Partner agencies currently include:

  • Academy of Hope
  • Byte Back
  • DC Jobs Council
  • Free Minds Book Club and Writing Workshop
  • Jubilee Jobs
  • LIFT-DC
  • STRIVE DC

In addition to Jovid, TWPDC has received funding support from the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region and the DC Department of Employment Services. Pro bono support has been provided by the architecture firm of Perkins + Will and the law offices of DLA Piper.

More information on this project can be found at www.workplacedc.org