Local Organizations

About: A non-profit youth development organization for high school students that builds life skills and promotes healthy living in a fun and safe environment. Brainfood has four program levels where youth can learn cooking skills, lead healthy cooking workshops and cater local events.

Brainfood Chinatown
Address: 755 8th Street NW Washington, DC 20001 (enter through 733 8th ST NW)
Bus: 42, 79, 80, G8, P6, X2, X9
Metro: Gallery Place-Chinatown Station (Red, Green, Yellow)
Contact: Carina Gervacio, Program Coordinator (carina@brain-food.org)
Phone: 202-615-9250
Brainfood Columbia Heights
Address: 1525 Newton St. NW Washington, DC 200010
Bus: 52, 53, 54, S1, S2, S4
Metro: Columbia Heights Station (Yellow, Green)
Contact: Carina Gervacio, Program Coordinator (carina@brain-food.org)
Phone: 202-615-9250
Brainfood Mt. Vernon Square
Address: 900 Massachusetts Ave. NW  Washington, DC 20001
Bus: D4, 64, G8
Metro: Mt. Vernon-Convention Center Station (Yellow, Green)
Contact: Carina Gervacio, Program Coordinator (carina@brain-food.org)
Phone: 202-615-9250

Latin American Youth Center
About: Assists with job readiness, retail certification, job placement services, GED preparation, and support services for out-of-school youth ages 16-24.
Address: 1419 Columbia Rd NW, Washington DC 20009
Bus: D32, DC98, H1, H2, H3, H4
Metro: Columbia Heights Metro Station (Green)
Contact: Tatyana Brown, Outreach Specialist (tatyana@layc-dc.org)
Phone: 202-780-4445
Catholic Charities
About: The Employment Referrals and job Readiness Training at Catholic Charities provides workshops and opportunities to assist with employment for people ages 18 and older.
Address: 924 G Street NW, Washington DC 20001
Bus: 42
Metro: Gallery Place Metro Station
Phone: 202-939-2400

LAYC Youth Build Charter School
About: Provides youth ages 16-24 the ability to earn college credits, obtain their GED, and prepare for both college or a career in the healthcare and information technology fields.
Address: 3047 15th Street NW, Washington DC 20009
Bus: D32, H1, H2, H3, H4, H8, S1, S2, S4, S9, W47
Metro: Columbia Heights Metro Station (Green)
Contact: Marili Alvarado, Placement Specialist (marili@youthbuildpcs.org
Phone: 202-319-2228
Covenant House
About: The Job Readiness Center (JRC) helps young individuals gain job placement skills such as interviewing, resume building, workplace ethics and behavior, proper workplace attire, computer skills, networking and effective communication.
Address: 2001 Mississippi Avenue SE, Washington DC 20020
Bus: 30S, 32
Metro: Southern Avenue Metro Station
Contact: Cliff Rogers, Career Pathways Coordinator (crogers@chdc.org)
Phone: 202-610-9600
DC Central Kitchen
About: The Culinary Job Training Program prepares unemployed, underemployed, previously incarcerated adults without for careers in the food industry.
Address: 452 2nd Street NW Washington DC 20001
Bus: 13Y, D3, D6
Metro: Judiciary Square Metro Station
Contact: Marianne Ali, Director of Job Training (mali@dccentralkitchen.org)
Phone: 202-607-7318
Jubilee Jobs
About: Provides assistance with job search and continuing support throughout the application process. Some of the services offered include: resume preparation, online application support, goal setting, career and educational guidance, mentoring, entrepreneurship and internships.

Southeast Office
Address: 2419 Minnesota Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20020
Bus: 30S, 32, 34, A31, B2, V2
Metro: Anacostia Metro Station
Contact: Jessie Choi, Program Assistant/Outreach (jchoi@jubileejones.org)
Phone: 202-758-3710
Northwest Office
Address: NW Office- 2712 Ontario Road NW Washington DC 20009
Bus: NW Office- 42, 43, DC98, H1
Metro: NW Office- Columbia Heights Metro Station
Contact: NW Office- Beverly Jones, Front Desk Receptionist (bjones@jubileejones.org)
Phone: NW Office 202-667-8970

Run, Hope, Work
About: Provides young adults with opportunities for personal growth through running, mentorship and hands-on training in fields like flooring and painting, and overall become active members in the community.
Address: 6031 Kansas Ave NW Ste 200, Washington DC 20011
Bus: K2
Metro: Fort Totten Metro Station or Takoma Park Station
Contact: Kate Harrison, Program Manager (kharrison@runhopework.org)
Phone: 202-288-8669

Sasha Bruce Youth Works
About: Provides academic training toward a GED, vocational classroom training in carpentry, barbering, environmental maintenance and other occupations, on-site carpentry experience and job placement in a variety of high-demand fields. The program is for individuals who are not enrolled in school, test at or above the seventh-grade level in math and language skills and are committed to changing their lives.
Address: 421 Alabama Ave SE, Washington DC 20032
Bus: A2, A42, W1
Metro: Congress Heights Metro Station (Green)
Contact: Marlana Valdez, Workforce Development Program Director (mvaldez@sashabruce.org)
Phone: 202-675-9355
So Others Might Eat (SOME)
About: The SOME Center for Employment Training (SOME CET) uses a holistic approach to prepare individuals for careers as medical administrative assistants, and building maintenance service technicians. SOME CET’s mission is to empower those who are homeless by providing vocational trainings programs, adults education programs and career development services. Will need government issues identification, Social Security card and birth certificate to enroll. High school diploma/GED not required.
Address: 2300 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE 4th Floor  Washington, DC 20020
Bus: 90, A42, A46, A48, B2, P6, V2, W2, W3, W8 
Metro: Anacostia Station (Green)
Contact: Emily Price (eprice@some.org & 202-797-8806 ext 1201) 
Phone: 202-292-4460
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-11am
Urban Alliance 
Address: 2030 Q Street NW; Washington, DC 20009
Metro: Dupnt
Contact:  Nathanial Cole, Executive Director DC Office (ncole@theurbanalliance.org)
Phone: 202.459.4300
About: Urban Alliance is the only year-long employment program for under-resourced high school seniors in Washington, D.C.,  Baltimore, MD, and Chicago, IL, and Northern Virginia. Our goal is to give youth access to professional growth and experiences. The program prepares students for a life of work and self-sufficiency through paid internships, formal training, and mentorship. During the school year, each Urban Alliance Intern works part time with a job partner in the public or private sector. On Fridays, they attend life skills and job readiness workshops. During the summer following their senior year, Urban Alliance Interns work full-time Monday through Thursday. They attend professional development workshops on Fridays. After finishing the program, Alumni have access to Urban Alliance Alumni Services. Urban Alliance Interns are paid for their work and can earn over $6,000 over the course of their senior year
Whaler’s Creations
About: Provides mentoring, employment, youth development and recreational programming for foster youth
Address:  No physical office
Bus: N/a
Metro: N/A
Contact: LaToria Hickmon-Kern, MFLA., Founder/Executive Director (info@whalers-creation.us)
Phone: (202) 607-6601
Year Up:  National Capital Region – Arlington Office
About: Year Up National Capital Region is a one-year, intensive training program that provides low-income young adults, ages 18-24, with a combination of hands-on skill development, college credits, and corporate internships. We opened our doors in February of 2006. Over 33,000 young adults in the National Capital Region area do not have access to livable wage careers or higher education, and our students and graduates have proven that these young adults are capable of adding immediate value to local companies. We are working hard to close the Opportunity Divide in this community.
Address:  1901 South Bell Street, Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22202
Bus: N/a
Metro: N/A
Contact: ncradmissions@yearup.org
Phone: (703) 312-9327