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SOME – Center for Employment Training
2815 O Street, SE
Washington DC 20020
202-583-4655
202-583-4657
James Beckuith

Provides job training and placement, housing and support services.


Suited for Change
1712 I Street, NW
Suite B100
Washington DC 20006
202-293-0351
202-293-0353
Mary-Frances Wain

Provides clothing and professional development training by referral to low income women in the District, suburban Maryland and Northern Virginia.


Tech Corps – DC
202-628-TECH

A group of volunteers dedicated to improving public and non-public K-12 education in Washington, D.C., through the integration of technology into the schools. Helps schools support their technology initiatives by working with technology planning teams, conducting teacher training seminars, mentoring students and staff, wiring schools for Internet connectivity, repairing and installing computers, and helping teachers integrate technology into the curriculum. To accomplish this, Tech Corps - DC recruits volunteers and help identify and obtain the resources schools need for technology-related projects.


Tech Corps of Maryland
9448 Farewell Road
Columbia MD 21045
410-730-3071
John Di Tomasso

Recruits volunteers with technology know-how and links them with schools needing help with technology.


Technical Services Group
7100 Baltimore Avenue
Suite 101
College Park MD 20740
301-927-6899
301-864-0844
Ignatius Ogn

Provides hands-on technical training in computers and business machines.


The Falls Church JOBS! Ministry
The Falls Church Episcopal
115 East Fairfax Street
Falls Church VA 22046
703-532-7600
John Dunlap, Executive Director

Provides spiritual and technical support and training to those in job or career transition, regardless of church affiliation. Three formal, eight week classes are held each year. Formal sessions include prayer, comments or talks by professionals or others who have gone through the process of job change, formal presentations and practice in areas such as resume writing and interviews, and structured support group discussions. Informal support groups meet during most of the weeks between the formal classes.


U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration

Job Corps is a public-private partnership focusing on education and job training for at-risk youth, ages 16-24.


Urban Family Institute

The Urban Family Institute helps to create neighborhoods in which families have the resources necessary to realize their full potential, individually and collectively through established Kids Houses. This is an "extended family" within the neighborhood that recognizes and nurtures each child as unique and special. Each Kids House provides a safe, caring, and structured after-school environment in which children are helped to meet their full potential and to contribute positively to their community.

Urban Family University provides education, job training, and health and social services to families living in public housing.

The Community Academy is a public charter school in Washington, DC, which is open to the community for over 12 hours a day.


Urban Institute
2100 M Street, NW
Washington DC 20037
202-833-7200
202-223-3043

In a report, "Job Prospects for Welfare Recipients: Employers Speak Out" the Economic and Social Research Institute surveyed employers' requirements for entry-level workers and their views on hiring people who have recently been on welfare.


Virginia High Technology Partnership
Collis Warner Foundation
201 North Union Street, Suite 300
Alexandria VA 22314
703-518-6125
703-518-6122
Scott Price

Forges ongoing relationships between Historically Black Colleges and Universities in Virginia and high tech employers by establishing a summer internship program for students.


Washington Building Congress
1620 Eye Street, NW
Suite 810
Washington DC 20006
202-293-5922
202-429-1922
Ronald Worth

Employment Opportunities helps member companies find and hire more trades and professional services staff to fill demand in construction industry.


Washington DC Metro Area Employment Site

Helps employers find qualified workers as well as helping skilled unemployed workers find jobs.


Welfare to Work Partnership
1250 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 610
Washington DC 20036
888-USA-JOB1

A network of employers committed to hire and retain former welfare recipients while providing information, technical assistance and support for the employers.


Wider Opportunities for Women
815 15th Street, NW
Suite 916
Washington DC 20005
202-638-3143
202-638-4885

Helps women 'learn to earn' with programs emphasizing literacy, technical and nontraditional skills, welfare-to-work transition, and career development.

National Workforce Network is comprised of over 500 independent women's employment programs and advocates in every state and the District of Columbia.

Blueprint for the Capital Region is an initiative of Wider Opportunities for Women in collaboration with the United Planning Organization and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments to create a regional plan in the Greater Washington area to assist welfare recipients overcome the barriers they face in entering the workforce.


Youth Computer and Technology Entrepreneur Program
P. O. Box 52
Beltsville, MD 20035
301-931-1337
202-853-2286
Benjamin Antwi

The goal of the Youth computer and technology entrepreneur program (SYC Tech ) which is divided into Summer Program and after school program for ages 9 to 17 is to provide pre-employment, work maturity skills, technical skills in computers, broaden their knowledge of the role of computer's and technology in the workplace and today's society.


Youth Development and Research Fund
P.O. Box 65701
Washington DC 20035
301-216-2050
301-216-2236
Edward DeJesus

Provides job training and placement, support services and motivational programs.


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