Ethiopian Community Center Manpower Temp. Employer www.manpower.com Federal Student Aid Homepage
1012 14th Street, NW Suite 206 www.ed.gov/studentaid
Washington, DC 20036 Occupation Outlook Handbook
(202) 992-1923 www.bls.gov/oco/oco20043.htm
Offers job counseling and referral services. Online information on applying for a job, creating a Fearless Eagle www.fearlesseagle.org
resume, and preparing for an interview. Wired Scholar www.wiredscholar.com
619 D Street, SE USA Jobs / Federal Jobs www.usajobs.com BEFORE YOU JOIN THE MILITARY
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 675-9050 www.friendshiphouse.net EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE Fund for Education and Training
Offers free job counseling, referrals, and resume help. 1830 Connecticut Avenue, NW
D.C. College Access Program Washington, DC 20009
Jubilee Jobs 1029 Vermont Avenue, NW Suite 500 (202) 483-1242 www.nisbco.org/FEAT.htm
2712 Ontario Road, NW Washington, DC 20005 Offers college loans and job training to young men who
Washington, DC 20009 (202) 783-7933 www.dccap.org choose not to register with the Selective Service
(202) 667-8970 www.jubileejobs.org Provides college counseling, application assistance, (military draft).
Provides help with job training, placement, and financial aid and scholarship help, and college student
retention. support. The GI Rights Hotline
630 Twentieth Street, #302
Latin American Youth Services D.C. Tuition Assistance Grant Program Oakland, CA 94612
3045 15th Street, NW 441 4th Street, NW Room 1040 (800) 394-9544 www.girights.org
Washington, DC 20009 Washington, DC 20001 Important information for those considering joining or
(202) 493-1140 (202) 727-2824 www.tuitiongrant.washingtondc.gov have already joined the military. Explains how to get
Offers GED preparation and job placement referrals A program that provides grants to DC residents attending out of the Delayed Enlistment Program.
and vocational counseling for high school students. colleges outside of the District.
ONLINE PRE-ENLISTMENT RESOURCES
Newcomer Community Service Center
Educational Opportunity Center Objector.org www.objector.org
1628 16th Street, NW
1233 20th Street, NW Suite 600 Information on the realities of using the military to fund
Washington, DC 20009
Washington, DC 20036 an education, as well as the alternatives that exist.
(202) 462-4330 www.newcomerservice.org
Provides job counseling, training, and placement (202) 882-5180
Servicemembers Legal Defense Network
services, as well as English (ESL) training, to recent Provides counseling and information on colleges, trade www.sldn.org
immigrants. or business schools, adult education, scholarships, and Information on gay and lesbian rights in the military.
financial aid help.
Potomac Job Corps Center Volunteer Abroad www.volunteerabroad.org
Martha’s Table Teen Program
#1 D.C. Village Lane, SW
2114 14th Street, NW C.H.O.I.C.E.S. A Job Guide for Youth in D.C.
Washington, DC 20032
(202)574-5000 Washington, DC 20009
The Committee for High School Options and Information
w w w. j o b c o r p s r e g i o n 2 . c o m / Tr a d e s / C e n t e r - (202) 328-6608 www.marthastable.org
Provides meals, homework help, college preparation, arts on Careers, Education, and Self-Improvement Before You Enlist, Know All Your
(C.H.O.I.C.E.S.) is a D.C.-based community organization that
Has high school diploma and GED programs, as well and music programs, and summer employment
works to provide accurate, up-to-date information to area
as vocational training in several fields. opportunities for inner-city youth.. youth about the variety of options and opportunities that exist
Spanish Catholic Center Office Of Post-secondary Education for further education, job training, and civilian employment.
1618 Monroe Street, NW We also seek access to local high schools to provide a
U.S. Department of Education
Washington, DC 20008 realistic picture of military life, including the risks and
1990 K Street, NW hidden costs of enlistment (especially to women and youth Committee for High School Options &
(202) 939-2400 Washington, DC 20006 www.ed.gov/offices/OPE
Provides English (ESL) and computer training, as well of color). Information on Careers, Education,
Website provides information on federal grants and loans We oppose the militarization of youth, and call for an
as job counseling and referrals to low-income immigrants. for post-secondary education. and Self-Improvement
end to funding for JROTC and military recruitment at
the cost of education.
ONLINE JOB PLACEMENT ONLINE COLLEGE HELP We are funded by contributions, and rely on volunteers
America’s Job Bank www.ajb.org College Is Possible www.collegeispossible.com to carry our message to young people. For tax-deductible
P.O. Box 7147
DC Job Network www.dcjobnetwork.com CollegeNET www.collegenet.com donations make your check to Washington Peace Center/ Washington, DC 20044
Jobs.com www.jobs.com FastWeb! Scholarship Search www.fastweb.com C.H.O.I.C.E.S. Send checks to C.H.O.I.C.E.S. (202) 583-5347
KNOW YOUR CHOICES American Youth Policy Forum National Park Service, Office of Youth Programs United Communities Against Poverty, Inc.
1836 Jefferson Place, NW 1100 Ohio Drive, SW 1400 Doewood Lane
When high school comes to an end, you may be wondering Washington, DC 20036 Washington, DC 20242 Capitol Heights, MD 20743
what you will do next. This is one of the most important (202) 775-9731 www.aypf.org (202) 619-7055 www.nps.gov (301) 322-5700
decisions of your life. The choices you make now will Provides education, career advisement, work-based Provides education, training, and employment Provides GED classes, computer training, counseling,
have a major effect on your future.
learning, mentoring, and employment/training counseling to high school students, 15-18 years of age. and assistance with job placement.
However, there always seem to be few jobs open to young opportunities for young people.
Neighbors’ Consejo United Planning Organization
people. College seems expensive, and many employers Beacon House Community Ministry 3118 16th Street, NW 301 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
only want workers with experience. Often it seems the 601 Edgewood St., NE Suite 15 Washington, DC 20010 Washington, DC 20001
military is the only choice. But with a high school Washington, DC 20017 (202) 234-6855 www.neighborsconsejo.org (202) 238-4600 www.upo.org
diploma, you have other options. (202) 529-7376 www.beaconhousedc.org Offers job counseling and placement into educational Runs the Quantum Program, which focuses on preparing
Education, training, and employment for inner-city youth. and vocational training programs for both Spanish and students for college, trade schools, and apprenticeships.
The military recruiters and ads promise the skills and
training necessary to succeed in the job market. For many, English speakers.
Center City Community Corporation Wider Opportunities for Women
the reality of military life isn’t what the ads say. Recruiter 128 M Street, NW One-Stop Career System 1001 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 930
promises of college funding and job training are often Washington, DC 20001 Various Locations
misleading. Before you enlist, talk to veterans who’ve Washington, DC 20036
(202) 789-0445 Washington, DC (202) 464-1596 www.wowonline.org
actually been there.
Tutoring and skill enrichment center. Helps graduates (202) 724-7000 does.dc.gov/info/doescen.shtm Offers assistance in obtaining quality job training. Links
prepare for the job market. Centers provide free job training, job search information, employers, unions, and apprenticeship programs with
Better civilian opportunities do exist. This pamphlet is
meant to help you make an entry into the job market. and job placement assistance. low-income women.
Center for Employment Training
There are three lists: one for job training and internships; 2815 O Street, SE Opportunities Industrialization Center
another for job referral, career counseling, and resume JOB PLACEMENT AND REFERRALS
Washington, DC 20020 3130-B Martin Luther King Avenue, SE
help; a third to help fund college or vocational training. (202) 583 4655 Washington, DC 20032 American Youth Work Center
For more help getting a job, and to find out about other
Offers office skills, building and maintenance, and (202) 373-0050 www.oicdc.org 1200 17th Street, NW 4th Floor
options, contact C.H.O.I.C.E.S.
nursing assistant training, as well as job placement Offers free occupational skills training and job placement Washington, DC 20036
A note about these services: Most are for young people assistance and career counseling. for DC residents ages 18-21. (202) 785-0764 www.youthtoday.org
who live in D.C., and they all have specific requirements. DC Department of Parks and Recreation Passport-To-Work Technical assistance and employment services.
It is always best to call ahead of time to make an 3149 16th Street, NW Office of Youth Programs
appointment and to find out what you’ll need to bring. DC Commission on Arts and Humanities
Washington, DC 20010 625 H Street, NE 410 8th Street, NW
(202) 673-7647 www.dpr.dc.gov Washington, DC 20002 Washington, DC 20004
Offers job training and referrals. (202) 698-3991 does.dc.gov/services/ppw.shtm (202) 724-5613
THINK about your interests, personal strengths, beliefs, Provides job training and work experience opportunities, Provides arts-oriented jobs and internships to high
DHS/IMA Service Centers
and values; keep them in mind as you look at your options. leading to success in the job market. school students, during the summer and the school year.
Make a list of your skills and interests and create a resume. Washington, DC Public Allies DC
D.C. Private Industry Council
(202) 724-5506 www.dhs.dc.gov 1015 18th Street, NW
CALL to make an appointment with a job counselor or 1129 20th Street, NW Suite 507
Implements programs offering job training and placement Washington, DC 20036
job training agency. Even if one doesn’t work out, ask Washington, DC 20036
them to refer you to another agency that can help for welfare recipients. (202) 293-3969 www.publicallies.org
A 10-month program for young adults aged 18-30
Greater Washington Urban League Provides job training and placement in many fields of
TALK with other young people and adults, especially interested in training for careers in non-profits.
3501 14th Street, NW interest as well as special training programs for youth.
guidance counselors and ministers. The number one way Participants eligible to receive a college scholarship.
Washington, DC 20010
to get a job is through personal contact. Earth Conservation Corps
(202) 265-8200 www.gwul.org The Family Place
2000 Half Street, SW
JOB TRAINING Offers technology and employment training for youth 3309 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20024
and adults. Washington, DC 20010
Action to Rehabilitate Community Housing (ARCH) Joint Action in Community Services (202) 265-0149
1227 Good Hope Road, SE 5225 Wisconsin Avenue, NW #404 www.thefamilyplacedc.org
Environmental volunteer work; a stipend is provided,
Washington, DC 20020 Washington, DC 20015 Assists pregnant women and mothers of children under
and after a year of service participants receive college
(202) 889-5000 ext. 100 (202) 537-0996 www.jacsinc.org 3 in taking advantage of education, job training, and
Offers training programs in the building trades. scholarships.
Assists Job Corps students in training and employment. employment opportunities.