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DC Career Connections

DC Career Connections is a work readiness program designed to provide more than 400 out-of-school District youth with opportunities to gain valuable work experience, skills training, and individualized coaching and support to gain employment. An integral component to the Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Safe, Stronger DC Initiative, DC Career Connections will actively seek to engage youth in target police service areas across the District, including Langston/Carver, Lincoln Heights, Benning Terrace, Woodland Terrace, and Congress Park. 

With the help of business leaders and community members throughout the District of Columbia, this initiative will keep young people gainfully employed and engaged while elevating them to great heights of professional growth and personal achievement.

DC Career Connections will provide young adults ages 20 - 24 with meaningful, paid work experience and avenues for education, training and professional development. Participants will have the opportunity to work up to nine months for up to 25 hours per week at a rate of $8.25 per hour.

Interested candidates must meet the following criteria to be eligible:

Attending an information session is mandatory to participate in DC Career Connections. Eligible youth can RSVP for an information session by emailing

To become a DC Career Connections host employer, please register at the following link.  Current employer hosts can access their accounts by clicking here.  

Service Contact: 
Office of Youth Services
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
(202) 698-3492
Contact Fax: 
(202) 698-5693
Contact TTY: 
Contact Suite #: 
2nd Floor
Office Hours: 
Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm