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Building Bridges is Hiring
Hiring Fair Wednesday, May 26 |10am - 2pm

Building Bridges, the nonprofit that runs the Skyland Workforce Center, is hiring for several positions:
  • Human Resource Generalist
  • Janitorial Supervisor
  • Janitorial Associate
  • Accountant
Job descriptions are available at:

Call 202-889-5901 ext 300 to schedule an interview. 
Discounted Internet
Need Affordable Internet?

The Federal Government has launched the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB), a new program to help low-income households pay for internet service during the pandemic with:

  • Up to $50/month off the cost of internet service for low-income households; and
  • A subsidy of up to $100 to participating internet service providers (ISPs) to offer a laptop, desktop or tablet.

There are two ways to sign up:

  1. Your internet provider and ask about the EBB program. There is a list here:
  2. Sign up on line at:
More information is available here:
UPO: Network & Security Training
Are you ready to take your IT skills to the next level ?
  • in 12 weeks you can elevate your earnings potential
  • Study two nights a week with a certified instructor 
  • A+ certification or previous IT experience required
  • Exam voucher will be provided.


18 OR OLDER | DC Resident | CSBG Income Guidelines (Family of 4 with income no more than 52,400) | High School & GED | Drug-FREE | Pass CASAS Reading/Math Assessment. 

TEXT ICAN to 41444 or Call : 202-231-7933
Life Asset Orientation Every Thursday
Get a Loan and Support for your Small Business 

Every Thursday at 6pm, learn about the Life Asset program, that will help you start, grow and sustain your small business. 
The Zoom meeting information is below:
Meeting ID: 829 4706 9067
Password: 323011
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Small Business Workshop

Thursday , May 27 | 11:00-12:00pm

Building Brands for a Better Tomorrow

Does your brand speak to your values, and your truth? Are you offering products or services that fills a need? Join manakii founder and creative brand expert Sowmya Pelluru to learn how and why she created her brand manakii.

When Sowmya was 24 years old, she had a dream and unproven belief that a first generation Indian American woman could disrupt a $14 Billion US industry that had been created for women and run by men. Today, manakii is a socially conscious sustainable underwear company on a mission to empower all women built off of the simple idea that underwear is a product women need, and not a luxury. manakii’s buy one, donate one model allows thedignity of comfortable underwear for all women, so they can focus on contributing to the world.

Register for event 

COVID Rental Assistance Program
Get Help Paying Rent and Utility Bills

STAY DC is the District’s new emergency rental assistance program to help households unable to pay rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more by visiting or calling 833-4-STAYDC.
Walk-Up Vaccine Sites

DC now has 11, walk-up, no appointment needed vaccination sites. Days, hours, and available vaccines:
The sites in Ward 8 are:
Fort Stanton Road SE, 1812 Erie Street SE (Ages 12+)
RISE Demonstration Center, 2730 Martin Luther King Jr Ave
SE. (Ages 12+)
United Medical Center, 1310 Southern Ave SE (Ages 18+)
To see how long the lines are at each site:
Can't leave your home? 1-855-363-0333 and they will come to you!
Fresh Produce Every Week

The C.R.I.S.P. CSA or Community Supported Agriculture program is a member-based program where community residents pay an income-based fee and receive access to a variety of fruits, vegetables, herbs and value-added products (like Ward 8 Honey!) at our Saturday Farmer’s markets.  Pricing is on a sliding-scale and we offer different share sizes (single or family) depending on how much produce you would like to receive.

For more information and to sign up:

Clothing S.O.S.
Wednesday, May 26 | 15pm

Join the DC Public Library for a free online workshop about how to repair damaged clothes. Labs' mending experts Allie and Molly will host a private video chat to connect with other menders, get advice on how to fix common issues, and show off your quarantine sewing projects.
Space is limited, please register at to be invited to the chat. 

Skyland Workforce Center is a project of Building Bridges Across the River. Learn more at: and
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