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Professional Clothing & Career Prep Event
Saturday, June 26 | 1:00- 4:00pm
A Wider Circle is hosting a Professional Clothing and Career Prep Event at their new facility in Highland Place. Select from a variety of professional attire for the workplace and meet with a career counselor for a brief consultation. 

At 400 Atlantic St S.E Washington DC 20032
Questions? Email:
Academy Of Hope : Free Adult Education

High School Diploma Classes Start July 26th

The Academy of Hope Difference

  • No Cost for DC Residents Ages 18+
  • Student Support Services In-Person and Online Classes Laptops with Internet Access Provided
  • Day & Evening Schedules Ward 5 & Ward 8 Locations
Ward 5 — 2315 18th Pl NE, DC 20018
Ward 8 — 421 Alabama Ave SE, DC 20032 Questions? | 202-269-6623
OSHA-30 Construction Safety Training 

Wed, July 21 - Fri, July 30 | 9am- 4pm

The next sesssion of the popular Construction Safety Class at Skyland Workforce Center will start on Wednesday, July 21. The class covers OSHA-30, Flagger  and CPR/First AidThe class will start on Wednesday, July 21 and go until Friday July 30, from 9am – 4pm each day. Students must be able to attend each day with no absences. Students must be DC residents, with a high school diploma or GED and a resume on file at the Workforce Center.  If you are interested, you can sign up now. Either email or call the front desk at 202-793-2141.

Construction Management Training Program

Mid-July to Mid-September 

This unique program offers an opportunity for minorities, women, and disadvantaged individuals to launch their careers in the construction industry. Trainees will have the opportunity to test for certifications in OSHA 10, Flagging, Nuclear Gauge Safety, Concrete Field Tech Level 1, and Soils and Aggregate Compaction Tech. This 8-week program equips job seekers with new skills that are in demand, creating employment and strengthening the community. To ensure a safe program for all, we will be following all D.C. COVID-19 guidelines.


  • Have a high school diploma, GED, or has passed the CASAS or TABE test at the 10th grade level or higher
  • Can pass a drug test screening within 30-days of acceptance into the program
  • Can commit to participating in a 8- week training program (stipend provided)
  • Must be independently capable of getting to the training and testing sites in Southwest DC and various locations in Maryland and Virginia

To apply, email your resume to

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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DCRA: Free June Business Webinars
Let Your Business BLOOM!

Webinar: Introduction to Government Contracting 
Wednesday, June 23, 2pm

Speak One-on-One with a Lawyer for Free!
Wednesday, June 30, 11am - 5pm (By appointment only)

SBRC One-On-One Call Session: Steps to Obtaining a Business License
Monday - Friday, By appointment between 10am - 4pm

SBRC One-on-One Call Session: "Talk Business After Hours"
Monday and Wednesday, by appointment between 4 - 6pm

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.
Free Groceries
Need Food?

We have bags of nonperishable groceries available at the Skyland Workforce Center. Stop by Monday-Friday between 9am and 4pm to pick up a bag.
Walk-Up Vaccine Sites

DC now has 4 walk-up, no appointment needed vaccination sites. Days, hours, and available vaccines:
The site in Ward 8 is Anacostia High School, 1601 16th Street SE (Ages 18+)
To see how long the lines are:
Can't leave your home? 1-855-363-0333 and they will come to you!
Flow With Tumaini
Saturday, June 27 | 9:00-11:00am

Join Tumaini for Yoga, Games and COVID-Safe Connection.

Where: Anacostia Park (Near pirate ship Playground and Pennsylvania ave bridge entrance)

Yoga Mats and Refreshments will be provided.

Register: Text: 202-855-3630 or email:

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