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CityWorks DC

Joined in November 2019

About Us

CityWorks DC is a new non-profit venture incubated by CityBridge Education. Our work will include launching new and amplify existing initiatives that reshape education-to-employment pathways in Washington, D.C. 

OUR MISSION: Reshape education-to-employment pathways in Washington, D.C. so that more young people are equipped with the “social mobility trifecta”— 1) paid, relevant work experience, 2) valuable certifications and credentials, and 3) a supportive professional network (i.e., social capital).

OUR VISION: Young people growing up in D.C. secure meaningful work that can support a family, build personal wealth, and drive economic growth in the region.

OUR DESIGN PRINCIPLES: CityWorks DC seeks to launch new (and amplify existing) initiatives, all in pursuit of three overarching design principles:

  1. High schools provide students with opportunities to learn at work, not just learn about work at school; 
  2. Employers become co-developers of young human capital with educators; and 
  3. Postsecondary becomes local, flexible, and affordable to complement learning at work.

OUR STARTING POINT: In Fall 2020, in collaboration with the Federal City Council, CityWorks DC will launch CareerWise DC, a citywide, three-year youth apprenticeship program for D.C. high schoolers in high-wage, in-demand occupations―e.g., Information Technology, Business Operations, and Financial Services. We will start with 30-50 youth apprentices in partnership with 5-7 employers and 7-8 high schools.  

  • Young people will be trained—and paid—to do meaningful work for a company, earning both industry-based certifications and postsecondary credit, as well as developing a supportive professional network.
  • Employers will build a local, diverse talent pipeline for hard-to-fill positions, increase employee retention, lower recruiting costs, increase productivity, and spur innovation.
  • Post-apprenticeship, young people pursue further postsecondary education AND employment in various, interwoven ways.

CityWorks DC is a new non-profit venture incubated by CityBridge Education. Our work will include launching new and amplify existing initiatives that reshape education-to-employment pathways in Washington, D.C. 

OUR MISSION: Reshape…

Issue Areas Include

  • Children & Youth
  • Community Development
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Job & Workplace

Location

  • 600 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20037, United States
    9th Floor

Current listings by CityWorks DC

JobsLocationDate Posted
Associate, Program Operations, CityWorks DCWashington, DCApril 30, 2021

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