As a pilot site for The Work Place DC, Skyland Workforce Center is a nonprofit collaborative designed to engage individuals, business, government, and community-based organizations to serve as a hub for a range of services and opportunities for people working toward self-sufficiency through employment.
Many job seekers face multiple challenges related to literacy, computer skills, work readiness, transportation, housing, and other barriers to employment. Skyland Workforce Center provides high-quality workforce development programs in one location, leading to work-ready employee candidates, career-focused job placement, economic self-sufficiency, and improved quality of life.
Six nonprofit partners offer employment programs and services at the Center: Byte Back, Calvary Women's Services, Capital Area Asset Builders, Life Asset, Samaritan Ministry, and Southeast Ministry. Our partners benefit from each other's specific expertise, leveraging the strengths and resources of each organization for greater collective impact.
In addition to coordinating these organizations' hallmark workforce programs, the Center leverages its relationship with the Skyland Town Center development teams and other construction projects to connect DC residents directly with construction jobs.
Since our launch in December 2014, over 3,300 community members have come through our doors to learn about the Center, participate in our programs and receive services.
Building Bridges Across the River, the nonprofit that manages THEARC, also manages the Center.
BYTE BACK + computer literacy classes
CALVARY WOMEN'S SERVICES + case management and employment services for women
CAPITAL AREA ASSET BUILDERS + financial education
LIFE ASSET + business and financial counseling focused on entrepreneurship
SAMARITAN MINISTRY + case management, STRIVE work readiness and employment assistance
SOUTHEAST MINISTRY + GED tutoring and adult basic education