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National spotlight: Bridging the basic skills gap in Chicago could teach DC a thing or two

Low-income workers often lack the basic skills needed to find a good job. To bridge the gap, experts says it's essential to invest in training. Yet despite millions of people out of work, programs are hard to find.


The incredible evolution of Congress Heights

Think you know Congress Heights? Think again. We examine where the neighborhood is heading and how residents are reacting to the possibilities of change and--yeah, it's that word again--gentrification.


Tech center opening brings a 'new day' to Ward 8

The tech demonstration center on the former campus of St. Elizabeths Hospital aims to elevate opportunities for employment and entrepreneurship in Congress Heights.


Living Classroom’s Green Team restores forest in middle of DC

The foundation educates youth and young adults while improving Kingman Island for future generations.


HOPE Project brings D.C. natives out of poverty, into IT jobs

The HOPE Project, also called "the Harvard of the hood," takes DC residents working minimum-wage jobs and trains them for careers in IT.
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