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Special Initiatives and Partnerships

Project Empowerment works with several local community organizations and is continuously seeking to offer more services, initiatives and opportunities.

Program Details

Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB) 

Project Empowerment is currently working with CAAB to provide monetary resources and small business training to customers interested in entrepreneurship and achieving financial freedom. Customers can participate in CAAB’s Jobs & Entrepreneurship Stimulus Account Program, which matches participants' savings 8 to 1 for future business and educational goal and expenses.

Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo works with Project Empowerment customers to discuss financial literacy and the importance of making wise monetary decisions. Participants are also given the opportunity to open free accounts with the financial provider.

Entrepreneurship Initiative

​As a response to the on-going need for community business and support for small business owners, Project Empowerment will soon launch an entrepreneurship initiative for interested customers. Participating individuals will have the opportunity to develop, plan and execute actual business plans.

StreetWise Partners 

An opportunity to participate in the Career Ventures program with StreetWise Partners provides Poject Empowerment customers with a year long professional mentoring relationship with local business leaders and managers. Participants work with two mentors and attend ongoing professional development seminars and career building workshops.

DC Department of Mental Health

DC Department of Mental Health provides a full-time Mental Health Specialist to administer psycho-social evaluations as requested by Project Empowerment staff.  The specialist is also available to meet with and counsel participants experiencing personal or psychological challenges and can refer participants to additional resources, if necessary.