Improving Career Skills
CforC has developed professional development opportunities designed to enhance the knowledge, skills and abilities of Eastern students. We've included topics such as resume writing, interviewing and social media profile development in our sessions.
Among DC high school graduates, unemployment rates hover near 20%, indicating many graduates lack the skills they need to succeed in the District’s job market.
Here is how you can help.
Donate to support the program. While much of our work simply requires an investment of your time and expertise, funding is needed to provide transportation, to cover overhead expenses, or to support deeper efforts with partner non-profit organizations.
Estimated cost: varies based on annual program needs.
Participate in Eastern’s Annual Career Day or our Speakers Series. Each spring, Eastern HS brings professionals to its campus to share their experiences with students. We also have brought speakers to Eastern to share their experiences with students through a Speakers Series. These are great ways to market your company and share your experiences with Eastern students.
Host students at your workplace. CforC provides students the opportunity to visit workplaces throughout the Washington, DC region exposing them to local jobs and careers.
Host a professional development seminar. Share you knowledge with students, helping them prepare for the challenges they'll face entering the workforce. We have hosted seminars on resume writing, interviewing, and creating social media profiles. We're looking for new ideas and knowledge that will help students succeed.
Volunteer as a Mentor or Tutor. Students are in need of mentors and tutors in a variety of subjects at all grade levels. Consider volunteering and encourage your employees to ensure students stay on track to graduate and succeed in the workforce. You and your staff can make a difference in as little as one hour per week.
Contact us to learn more about how to contribute or about how you and your employees can volunteer.