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									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
                                                                                                                                       FinAid! www.finaid.org
(202) 992-1923                                                              www.bls.gov/oco/oco20043.htm

                                                                                                                                                                                                              YOU ARE
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
Friendship House

                                                                                                                                                                                                             SOMEBODY!
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
Potomac.html
                                                                                                                                       (C.H.O.I.C.E.S.) is a D.C.-based community organization that

                                                                                                                                                                                                         C.H.O.I.C.E.S.
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
GETTING STARTED
                                                                 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.
                                                                 Various Locations
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
                                                                                                                                                                                          (202) 463-7811
                                                                                                                             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
                                                                                                                                                                                          www.earthconcorps.org
Action to Rehabilitate Community Housing (ARCH)                  Joint Action in Community Services                          (202) 265-0149
                                                                                                                                                                                          (202) 479-6710
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.

								
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