The District of Columbia American Job Center can help you find a new job, transition into something new, expand your skills, or even explore a new career. Find a location nearest you.
Project Empowerment is a transitional employment program that provides job readiness training, work experience, and job search assistance to District residents who face multiple barriers to employment. Participants attend an intensive, three-week training course and upon completion have the opportunity to be placed in subsidized employment for up to six months. In addition to job readiness training and job search assistance, Project Empowerment provides supportive services such as adult basic education, job coaching and occupational skills training. The goal of Project Empowerment is for participants to secure permanent, unsubsidized employment.
Project Empowerment participants are enrolled in the program on a rolling basis. Potential participants are referred directly from American Job Centers located throughout the District of Columbia. For more information, call DOES at 202-724-7000, or visit your nearest AJC.