Job Readiness Center

Covenant House Washington’s Job Readiness Center (JRC) helps young people gain skills in a specific vocation and also learn what they need to know about job hunting and the professional world.  Skills taught to young people include:

  • Interviewing
  • Resume Building
  • Workplace Ethics & Behavior
  • Proper Workplace Attire
  • Computer Skills
  • Networking
  • Effective Communication

Helping our youth find jobs is the most important step to ensuring their financial independence and future success.  Staff are sensitive to the fears that young people experience when it comes to looking for employment and handling the responsibility that keeping a job requires. They know that not all the answers can be found in a classroom or a textbook, so they make themselves available to youth by listening to their concerns and offering reassurance.  That often includes pre-interview pep talks, or even just help with choosing the right outfit for that important first meeting.

The Job Readiness Center is located at Covenant House Washington’s Community Service Center, located at 2001 Mississippi Avenue, SE, Washington, D.C.

To learn more about Covenant House Washington’s Job Readiness Center, please contact Mr. Cliff Rogers, Career Pathways Coordinator at

Youth Resources:

DC ReEngagement Center 

DC Department of Employment Services

Trinity Washington University


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