In August, Walmart announced a strategic partnership with the Foundation and the University of the District of Columbia Community College (CCDC) on a workforce development initiative. As one of the youth/young adult service partners in this initiative, Covenant House Washington will expand its current workforce and educational service components to serve 250 homeless and disconnected young people over the course of the next two years.
"Homeless and struggling young people come to us every day seeking answers. Nearly nine out of 10 of them are unemployed. This grant and partnership with The Community Foundation and Walmart will enable us to give them some real answers: employment skill development, educational enhancement, comprehensive services to meet their current challenges and jobs," said Dan Brannen, executive director of Covenant House Washington.