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Project Empowerment is run by the D.C. Department of Employment Services.

Employment Assistance
~ “Project Empowerment achieves its mission of moving participants into the workforce by partnering with government, non-profit, and private businesses across the DMV area to recruit, train, match, and coach candidates for successful employment.”
~To be eligible for Project Empowerment, an applicant must meet the following requirements:
~~22-54 years old
~~District resident
~~Currently unemployed
~~Drug-free – Willing to take Urinalysis drug tests throughout the program
~In addition to the above criteria, participants must demonstrate a substantial need for intensive employment assistance by exhibiting at least three (3) of the following:
~~Basic skills deficiency (determined by CASAS testing score)
~~Lack of a secondary education credential (No high school diploma or GED)
~~A documented history of substance abuse
~~Homelessness
~~A history of job cycling (not maintaining steady employment)
~~A conviction of a felony or previously incarcerated
~ “Project Empowerment has rolling admissions with new cohorts starting each month. District residents interested in enrolling in Project Empowerment should visit one of the District’s four American Job Centers to receive a program referral.”


does.dc.gov/service/project-empowerment-program 

4058 Minnesota Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20019 
(202) 698-5599
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 5 pm

Last updated: 08.16.19