Jobs and Economic Opportunity


DC Appleseed is working to expand adult literacy services and increase economic opportunity for D.C. residents without a high school degree as part of the Work Poor Families project.

DC Appleseed is monitoring new development projects along the Anacostia Waterfront to ensure that legal obligations for affordable housing are met as development occurs.

As part of the Working Poor Families Project, DC Appleseed is working to ensure that District residents have the right training to take advantage of new jobs and small business opportunities created by investments in storm water infrastructure.

Because two-thirds of the working poor families in the District are headed by women, DC Appleseed is working to improve career ladders and raise wages in occupations dominated by women, in particular home health care. This initiative is part of the Working Poor Families project.

DC Appleseed is advocating for the District to reform its federally-funded workforce development system—including its one-stop career centers—to better meet the needs of both job seekers and businesses as part of its Working Poor Families project.

As part of the Working Poor Families project, DC Appleseed is helping the District launch a “workforce intermediary” to match hospitality and construction employers with qualified District residents as new jobs become available.

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