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Become A Child Development Associate 

Briya Charter School offers online and in-person classes:

Child Development Associate Program: Students prepare for careers working alongside doctors and nurses in medical offices.

Qualifications: Live in Washington DC; have a  high school diploma; be at least 18 and pass a reading entrance exam.

Schedule: Programs requires a commitment of 20 hours per week for 10 months. Classes begin in September, with a mix of online and in-person learning throughout the year. 

Register here:
Phone: 202-232-7777

DCPL: Homeless Services Peer Outreach

Peer Outreach Specialist

The Peer Outreach Program at DC Public Library engages with library customers experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness. Meet with a DC Public Library Certified Peer Specialist if you need:

  • Help with an ID and other critical documents
  • Assistance with finding medical care
  • Ideas for housing or locating employment
  • Help with returning to the community after time in jail or prison
  • Support while experiencing homelessness
You can contact a peer specialist to find out where you can meet or to schedule an appointment.

Renee: 202-486-4160
Ellery: 202-487-9902

Jerome: 202-486-4801
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.
TWB: Free Trial Classes

Saturday, August 28 | 10:00am-12:15pm

Experience The Washington School of Ballet's Classes for ages 3.5 - 12!

All levels of experience are welcome. Students that do not yet have dance attire, may participate in a form fitting shirt and leggings or shorts. Maximum of ten students per class to allow for social distancing. All students and faculty will be masked and receive a temperature check and health questionnaire prior to the class.

To Register, contact Kayla DeShields, SE Campus School Manager, at

DHS: Family Day 
Saturday, August 28 | 12:00pm- 4:00pm

  • Food
  • Rides
  • School Supplies 
  • And Much more
Benning Stoddart Splash Park
100 Stoddert Pl. SE Washington, DC

A Ticket is required for entry: Register Here
ArtReach GW: Fall classes Registration
Registration August 16 - September 3.

Please note that we give priority to youth, families, and community members who reside in DC Wards 7 & 8.

Note that we are offering both in-person and virtual classes this semester. For our in-person classes, we will ensure the safety of our staff and participants by following our COVID-19 Safety Procedures and Protocols.  Register Here for classes.

Youth Classes 
Exploring Art in DC (Virtual)
Ages 8-14
Tuesdays, 5 - 6 PM (Sept 14 - Nov 16)

Community Clay (Virtual)
Ages 8-13
Wednesdays, 5 - 6 PM (Sept 15 - Nov 17)

Our Voices, Our Power (In-person)
Ages 12-16
Tuesdays, 6 - 7:30 PM (Sept 14 - Nov 16)

High School Students 
Advanced Portrait & Figure Drawing (In-person) 
Saturdays, 10 AM - 1 PM (Oct 2 - Nov 13)

Rhythm & Hues (In-person)
Thursdays, 6:30 - 8 PM (Sept 16 - Oct 14)

Journaling for Truth (Virtual)
Mondays, 6:30 - 8 PM (Sept 13 - Oct 11)
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