DC’s Marion Barry Summer Youth Employment Program
DC Credit Union extends affordable and convenient banking services to youth participating in DC Government’s Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). SYEP introduces our youth to employers who can positively impact their futures.
SYEP is “a locally funded initiative administered by the Department of Employment Services (DOES) that provides District youth ages 14 to 21 with enriching and constructive summer work experiences through subsidized placements in the private and government sectors.”
CentroNía is a nationally recognized, award-winning educational organization providing affordable, quality early childhood education; professional development to educators; and family support services in a bilingual and multicultural environment to more than 2,400 low-income children and families.
CARECEN remains true to its long history of promoting the comprehensive development of the Central American and wider Latino community in the Washington Metropolitan Area. CARECEN provides the information, access, direct services, life-skills and civic education necessary for Latinos to attain a safe and stable environment for their families. All of our work is meant to facilitate the process of transition for immigrants to an integrated life in their new home. We also strive to foster human rights advocacy and leadership skills so that all of those who participate in our program and services can, in turn, play a role in the advancement of the community.
La Clinica del Pueblo
La Clinica del Pueblo is a non-profit organization and community-based health center, providing primary care, mental health, language access and health education services to underserved or uninsured Latino immigrants living in the DMV area.
CASA is a Latino and immigrant organization and a national leader in building power and improving the quality of life in low-income Latino and immigrant communities. Its vision is for a future in which diverse and thriving communities live free from discrimination and fear, and work together with mutual respect to achieve full human rights for all. Over its 30-year history CASA has established itself as a strong national leader in innovations for Latino and immigrant-focused services, and backbone organization for collective impact involving community-based, government and private partners.
Learn more about CASA (formerly CASA de Maryland)
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.
In addition to VITA, the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program offers free tax help for all taxpayers, particularly those who are 60 years of age and older, specializing in questions about pensions and retirement-related issues unique to seniors. The IRS-certified volunteers who provide tax counseling are often retired individuals associated with non-profit organizations that receive grants from the IRS.
We support the hard work of the Rosemount Center, which is a beacon in dual language (English and Spanish) Head Start and Early Start. Located in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood, the center serves over 300 children and families every year.
Join our annual Toy Drive every December to benefit the children served by the Rosemount Center!
Jubilee Housing’s mission is to build diverse, compassionate communities that create opportunities for everyone to thrive. We envision a city and a world where access to basic resources and opportunities are available to all people and where people live out these opportunities in the context of supportive community. Our contribution is to create and sustain a segment of this larger vision in our local neighborhood community in the Nation’s Capital, and from this grounded experience, influence change more broadly.
Briya Public Charter School (BCS)
Briya Public Charter School educates adults and young children in Washington, DC. Families enroll in Briya’s Two-Generation Program together: parents study English, digital literacy, and parenting while their children receive a high-quality early education. Briya also offers a high school diploma and training for medical assistant and child development associate credentials. The school believes, and research validates, that educating parents and children together promotes strong families and success in school and in life.
Students and staff at Briya come from over 40 countries around the world, embodying Briya’s values of multiculturalism and diversity. The map at right depicts the countries of origin of students and staff during the 2016-2017 school year.
Briya is accredited by the Middle States Association’s Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools.
Carlos Rosario School
Over the past 40 plus years, the Carlos Rosario School has transformed the lives of tens of thousands of immigrants by investing in and supporting their journey to achieve the American Dream. The School combines award-winning education, life skills programs, and support services to create a holistic experience. Our curriculum merges research on regional economic realities with professional field standards and is tailored to explicitly meet the needs of the local immigrant community. ESL instruction is embedded in life and technology skills, health education, parenting, civics, and workforce training. The School celebrates a long established local, regional, and national reputation for excellence and our programs are recognized as high quality and impactful. Thanks to the School’s programs, thousands of adults have obtained high school diplomas; passed the citizenship exam and become U.S. citizens; gained the English skills necessary to help their children with homework; entered into careers and climbed career ladders; paid millions of dollars’ worth of taxes; purchased homes; and obtained college degrees and workforce certifications.
Learn more about Carlos Rosario School
New Parkchester Housing Cooperative
Homeownership Made Easy Program that makes homeownership affordable and available for many buyers who might have difficulty with conventional financing…especially down payment requirements. This innovative non-government program includes 100% financing (NO down payment) for qualified buyers. Bring your buyer broker/agent or come alone and how this can mean attractive high quality housing you can afford.
Learn more about New Parkchester Housing Cooperative.
Hillcrest Children and Family Center
Hillcrest Children and Family Center (Hillcrest Center) was originally established as the Washington City Orphan Asylum to care for homeless and destitute children who were casualty of The War of 1812. In keeping with its original charter and consistent with the vision and purpose of our Founder, First Lady Dolley Madison, our good work of the past has traveled with us to present times. Today, we are an outpatient behavioral health agency with locations at 915 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, and 3029 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE Washington DC. Our full range of services are designed to meet the psychological needs of children, adolescents, adults and families who are confronted with emotional issues in today’s society. Hillcrest Center staff is committed to providing services that promote the well-being of children and families to ensure that their mental health needs are met within their homes, school, and community environments. Currently we offer services to approximately 1500 residents of the District of Columbia per month.
Mayor's Office of Latino's Affairs
The mission of the Office on Latino Affairs (OLA) is to improve the quality of life of the District’s Latino residents by addressing a broad range of social and economic needs through strategic management of public and private partnerships, expertise on policy, community relations, civic engagement and community-based grants.
Since 1976 the Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs (OLA) has served the Latino community of the District of Columbia. Working with the Mayor, the City Council, the diverse governmental agencies of the District, community organizations and the private sector, OLA serves as the community liaison informing them about the different services available in the areas of health, education and social services. OLA administers the grants assigned by the Mayor to the different community organizations, and collaborates with a wide range of DC government agencies to ensure the proper implementation of the DC Language Access Act.
Latin American Youth Center’s (LAYC)
The Latin American Youth Center’s (LAYC) mission is to empower a diverse population of youth to achieve a successful transition to adulthood, through multi-cultural, comprehensive, and innovative programs that address youths’ social, academic, and career needs.
Since our founding in the late 1960s, LAYC has grown from a small grassroots recreation center to a nationally recognized agency serving all low-income youth. Each year, LAYC serves over 4,000 youth and families through youth centers, school-based sites, and public charter schools in the District of Columbia and Maryland’s Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties.
The Latin American Youth Center is at work in the District of Columbia, and Maryland’s Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties helping a diverse population of underserved youth reach their full academic, social, and professional potential. LAYC is unique, being the only multi-service youth development organization that offers multi-cultural, multi-lingual services to youth of all backgrounds in the Washington, DC area. Our work takes shape in the lives of our region’s most deserving youth through programs in Academics, Arts and Recreation, Health and Wellness, and Safe Housing. Visit our Blog for youth spotlights and recent happenings at LAYC.
Learn more about the The Latin American Youth Center’s (LAYC).