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Poverty Politics: Take a Staffer to a CAA (Part 2)

–Mark Schmeissing, NASCSP–

Tunde Eboda speaking at the UPO Workforce Readiness Training class

Tunde Eboda speaks to the “Workforce Readiness Training” class at the UPO Petey Greene Community Center in Washington, DC. The program emphasizes those essential soft skills (such as, resume writing, interviewing techniques, time management, etc.) that employment customers need to obtain and retain a job in a competitive professional environment.

Ruth Watson Lubic speaking at the UPO Birthing Center

Ruth Watson Lubic speaks to Megan Cheney, Jeremy Hekhuis (Senator Brown’s staff), Mark Schmeissing, Arley Johnson, Andrea Thomas, and Liz Weiss about the Developing Families Center in Washington, DC which is a comprehensive one-stop service center for childbearing and child-rearing families.

Liz Weiss of Senator Harkin’s office and Arley Johnson of the Advocates for the Other America listen in on a UPO class

Liz Weiss of Senator Harkin’s office and Arley Johnson of the Advocates for the Other America listen as participants in the “Workforce Readiness Training” class at the Petey Greene Community Center work together on a business plan.

Facade of the UPO Petey Greene Community Center in Washington, DC

The UPO Petey Greene Community Center in Washington, DC is located in Ward 8 and serves as both a community meeting space and training location for the community of Anacostia. The center houses a number of employment training programs including the “Workforce Readiness Training,” and other a number of other support services provided by UPO.

Workforce Readiness Training class participants deliver a presentation about their business plan

Participants in the “Workforce Readiness Training” class at the Petey Greene Community Center deliver a presentation about their business plan and respond to questions about their development strategy.

Workforce Readiness Training class participants collaborate on a business plan

Participants in the “Workforce Readiness Training” class at the Petey Greene Community Center collaborate on the development of a business plan.

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