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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. 
DOES: Virtual Hiring Events
Tuesday, May 18 and Friday, May 28

The D.C. Department of Employment Services (DOES) Office of Talent & Client Services invites job-ready District residents to participate in the upcoming Talent Tuesday information session on May 18, 2021, and Fast Track Friday recruitment event on Friday, May 28, 2021.

• So Others Might Eat
• Humane Rescue Alliance
• The CALPRO Group

The Talent Tuesday information session will take place at 10 AM on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.
Candidates and case managers are welcome to join the information session here:

The Fast Track Friday virtual recruitment event will take place on May 28, 2021 starting at 10 AM.

The virtual recruitment event will be available to selected pre-screened DC residents only. All candidate resumes will be screened and the most job-ready "targeted" candidates will be referred to scheduling for the event until all interview slots are filled.

Must be registered with
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:

Memorial Day With SMGW
Samaritan Ministry will be giving away fresh meat and other cookout essentials in two locations.

Southeast Office:
Pickup on Wednesday, May 26 & Thursday,  May 27, 12pm- 5pm
1345 U St. SE, Washington DC 20020
Call: 301-686-7542 to RSVP

Northwest Office:
Pickup on Tuesday, May 25, 12pm-5pm
1516 Hamilton St. NW, Washington DC 20011
Call :202-793-3599 to RSVP

Call your preferred location or fill out the form at :

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.
DC Ticket Amnesty Program
DC to Temporarily Waive Ticket Penalties

From June 1 through September, DC will waive penalties on parking, photo enforcment and minor moving violation tickets. The fines will be still need to be paid. This is a great opportunity for anyone with outstanding tickets that are preventing them from getting or renewing a driver's license. For more information visit:
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:

Gardening's Role in Healthy Communities
Saturday, May 29 | 10:30am-12pm

As part of the Smithsonian Anacostia Museum's series  “Growing Community: Connecting the How and the Why of Gardening,” nationally known thought leader Akiima Price will explore the ways that green spaces can contribute to a connection to place and strengthen the overall health of communities. Garden facilitator Derek Thomas will guide participants in garden housekeeping, the planting of corn, peppers, and tomatoes, and training plants as they grow. 

Gardens are more than seeds and soil. They can be unexpected and important sites of community empowerment. They allow us to connect with the land while feeding the people we care about. During this six-part series, virtual participants will learn techniques for growing vegetables and herbs at home and explore the history of gardening in DC’s East of the River communities.   

Register here:

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