Workforce Development

Organization: Edgewood/Brookland Family Support Collaborative

E/BFSC was awarded a Community Services Block Grant from the United Planning Organization (UPO) to implement the Readiness Individualized Support and Employment Program (RISE uP). RISE uP is E/BFSC's Workforce Development program that assists individuals to become more independent by securing employment, increasing educational attainment, starting a business, and removing social barriers to economic success.

Unemployed and under-employed District residents are assisted with obtaining full-time or part-time employment. Participants are assigned to an Employment Specialist who works with them one-on-one to help them find a job that will be personally and financially fulfilling.

E/BFSC's newest program provides entrepreneurship training and development for individuals who want to turn their hobby, side-hustle, or gig into a true business venture. Participants are taught the fundamentals of business ownership through individualized coaching sessions and small group sessions with industry experts.
Service Category: Care Education Help Find Work
Application: For more information, please contact: Joe Wilson, Program Manager (202) 832-9400 x 134