One City One Hire is an innovative economic development strategy that serves as a catalyst to jump-start the Mayor's pledge to put all unemployed District residents--in every Ward of the city--back to work.
About Project Empowerment
Project Empowerment is a multi-faceted project based on a broad partnership network. As a mission, the District has established five (5) fundamental goals for the project:
- Prevent formerly incarcerated persons from re-offending
- Enhance public safety
- Redeploy and leverage existing resources
- Assist the offender to avoid crime, engage in pro-social community activities and meet family responsibilities
- Ensure program sustainability
Project Empowerment provides supportive services, adult basic education, job coaching, employability/life skills, limited vocational training, subsidized employment and job search assistance to District of Columbia residents with multiple barriers to employment.
Steps of Project Empowerment
Step 1: Visit and register at a American Job Center
Step 2: Once referred, attend a scheduled Poject Empowerment Orientation
Step 3: Meet with your Intake Specialist/Case Manager
Step 4: Begin and successfully complete Job Readiness Training
Step 5: Begin Subsidized Employment
Step 6: Secure Unsubsidized Employment