6th annual Warriors To The Workforce Veterans Hiring Event

Attention Veterans and Spouses: 6th annual Warriors To The Workforce Veterans hiring event on October 8 – 9 at the Washington DC Convention Center in conjunction with AUSA’s Annual Meeting & Exposition 2018. This unique hiring event for Veterans, transitioning service members and military spouses will be held at the largest land warfare trade show in North America with over 700 exhibitors and 30,000 attendees.

The event website is http://www.warriorstotheworkforcedc.net.

Insider’s Guide to Congressional Black Caucus Week

It’s here! This year’s “Insider’s Guide to Congressional Black Caucus Week” will definitely get you ready for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference.

The historic tenth edition of the guide to get you through CBC Week clocks in at more than 30 pages of forums, panels, informational receptions, networking receptions and parties. #CBCWeek #CBCFALC18

Access the guide here:

It’s Here! The Insider’s Guide to Congressional Black Caucus Week 2018

DC Department IG Employment Services – Community Conversations

Last night I had the pleasure of attending the Community Conversations for Wards 4, 5, and 6 hosted by the DC Department of Employment Services (DOES). Dr. Unique Morris-Hughes, the Interim Director of the DOES, provided the community residents an overview of the programs offered by DOES. Programs highlighted included: American Job Centers; Back to Work 50+; DC Infrastructure Academy; Learn, Earn, Advance, Prosper (LEAP); Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program (MBSYEP); In-School-Program; Out-of-School-Program; and The Pathways for Young Adults Program (PYAP). One immediate observation is the major need to provide services for transitioning adults 30+ seeking career opportunities after unemployment for prolonged periods.

To learn more about the many great employment and training resources offered by the DOES visit here: https://does.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/does/page_content/attachments/DOES_Program_Guide_Web.pdf

#MissingDCGirls #FindOurGirls

#MissingDCGirls #FindOurGirls There has been a total of 501 missing juveniles in D.C., as of March 2017, of those cases 18 critical cases are still open and 4 non critical. Let’s be clear any child that goes missing is a great concern but let’s recognize that the Metropolitan Police Department (MPDC) tirelessly works to find every missing child.

I challenge everyone to first verify facts before reacting. Many of these youth are runaways. Let’s address this issue for a second. How do we create and build wrap around services to help our youth feel safe at home or find our youth alternative places to live? Let’s work together to come up with real solutions to address the underlying problems.

The increased awareness that has been noted is directly due to the MPDC strategically putting these cases on all of their social media platforms. The current discussions about these missing children in D.C. is a positive step to raise awareness and hopefully save these children from possible human trafficking, organ harvesting, or death.

The great work of the MPDC should be recognized. These officers work day in and day out to find these children. Please give them proper credit for actually getting the public talking and for raising awareness about these missing children. It is a positive sign that the media, Congressional Black Caucus, the Department of Justice, and the Mayor’s office are now actively involved. Hopefully the increased spotlight on these missing children will bring them all back home safely.

For more information on the missing children in D.C. please check the MPDC website:
https://mpdc.dc.gov/node/1227736