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Center for Workforce Development, (CWD), Competes to Win Global Giving's Open Challenge Local nonprofit has chance to receive funding for its OneWorkforce employment placement program via innovative online marketplace for philanthropy. More

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The Center for Workforce Development will be hosting a Food and Wine Pairing to Celebrate our newest initiative the LGBTQ One Workforce Youth Program, to be held Sunday, September 19th, between 2:00 to 5:00 PM at Open Kitchen.  More

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The One Workforce Program invests in a community and its members to improve lives...


The Center for Workforce Development projects use comprehensive wrap around services to create businesses in low income communities.  The One  Workforce program specific feature is economic development of a community, which distinguish it from other vocational training programs and employment placement centers by creating businesses and employment opportunities for community members. 

CWD's One Workforce  will link low income individuals and neighborhoods through franchised social enterprise sites.  All sites will be focused on economic development while incorporating training, counseling, and employment placement within the business model.  The One Workforce model allows us to address the needs of our participants.  The social enterprise will be community operated and driven by community needs. 

The One Workforce program driven by the community to create opportunity. 



Current One Workforce Models:

LGBT One Workforce in Washington DC's historic Anacostia.  Opening in fall 2011.  Partnerships for the LGBT One Workforce model include: ARCH Development Corporation, Global Relief Logistics, MPD's Gay Lesbian Liaison Unit, GLUU, DOES, and 22 local businesses.


The LGBT One Workforce program will incorporate learning and on the job training in a safe and nurturing environment that will meet goals set out by LGBT youth and funders.   The following are the basic components of the LGBT program:

  • GED attainment and certified vocational and life management training for youth ages 16 to 24. 

  • All youth will be placed in internships and transitional employment opportunities

  • Case management will occur throughout the training and for two years after completion of the program in order to assist with career development, housing, health and other supportive services that out LGBT youth graduates may need.

  • Technical Assistance and training will be provided to resource partners, educational institutions, community organizations, and service providers so they may be better prepared to assist the LGBT community.


To request a copy of a One Workforce Business Plan or presentation, please contact info@centersinternational.org.









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