The AimHire program, which has helped 1,200 people find jobs, has been expanded into a government pilot.
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D.C. Council committees proposed small increases to housing programs and social services during the markup process, but did not meet housing advocates’ demands.
Workforce development programs in D.C. aren’t helping youth experiencing homelessness, causing many youth to turn away from the programs.
After weeks of unsuccessful contract negotiations between local transit union members and their private contractor, 96% of D.C. Circulator workers voted on April 5 in favor of authorizing a strike.
Vennie Hill writes about the Harris Teeter she works at.
D.C. workers applying for unemployment insurance still report long wait times and late pay, as DOES slowly modernizes their application system.
A small crowd of employees from WMATA and DC Circulator gathered in downtown D.C. on March 17 to demand equal pay and benefits for the city’s transit workers.
Jeff Taylor reflects on how he became homeless.
Redbook Mango shares her poem, titled “Goals.”
Jaqueline Turner writes about metro prices and how they affect low-income communities.
Cortney R. Signor shares the 4th installment of her tumultuous experience in D.C.
Michele Rochon writes about the Entrepreneur’s experience in D.C.
Levester Green shares his experience with making music and working with others.
Queenie L. Featherstone dedicated an acrostic poem to welcoming Will Schick, the new Editor-in-Chief of Street Sense.
Marcus Green reflects on the hardships of finding a job during the holidays and encourages everyone to stay kind and positive.
Carlos D. Carolina writes about the joy of writing about, “Life.”
Employers nationwide in service and low-skilled industries have struggled to find willing workers for many reasons, including remaining fear of COVID-19. Job seekers have struggled to keep up with skill requirements and balance family care needs. Local D.C. programs are working hard to bridge the gap between the two by placing applicants into reliable jobs.
When the public health emergency came to an end last month, families who stayed in rapid rehousing beyond the limit began to ask the question, “What happens next?” Now, the DHS has announced that all families in its rapid rehousing program will be given a minimum of six months’ notice before being told to move.
Amidst staggering vaccination, peer educators are informing people experiencing homelessness about COVID-19 and encouraging vaccinations in their communities.
Saul Aroha Nui Tea, who goes by “Salty,” has chosen to walk a different path than many of the other vendors of the Street Sense… Read more »