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Employment Assistance
~L.E.A.P. (Learn, Earn, Advance, Prosper) is a program intended to link the city’s unemployed residents with employment, education and training opportunities.
~It takes an earn-and-learn approach, allowing participants to earn a wage while participating in an on-the-job training experience and concurrently participating in related technical instruction. ~This framework “allows individuals to earn wages and accumulate work experience thus bolstering their ability to advance along a career pathway and into the middle class.”
~Eligibility Requirements:
~~Must be a District of Columbia resident.
~~Must have a valid a state issued driver’s license
~~Must be 21 years of age or older
~~Must have a high school diploma, GED Certificate or higher
~~Must be a registered participant with DOES’s Division of State Initiatives and or the American Job Center
~~Must pass a drug, alcohol and suitability screening, if offered a training opportunity
~~Must not be currently enrolled in a D.C. subsidized employment program
~~Prior education and or work history in the automotive field is helpful
~If you have any questions about L.E.A.P. or the application process, please email [email protected]


Email: [email protected]

4058 Minnesota Ave NE, Washington, DC 20019
(202) 724-7000

Hours: 8:30 am- 4:30 pm, Monday-Thursday
9:30 am- 4:30 pm Friday

Last updated: 08.09.19

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