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DCW50 News to end September 28. Mark Segraves broke the news September 6 and DCist followed up with D.C. Loses Another Local News Outlet As DCW50 News At 10 Folds September 7.

East of the River Case-handlers meeting, Friday, September 28 at 10:00 am: The meeting will take place at One DC Black Workers Center (2500 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave, SE; two blocks from the Anacostia Metro station). Case-handlers, community members, and advocates are all welcome to attend. The purpose of the quarterly meeting is to share program information and discuss strategies for dealing with issues of common concern to our low-income clients in Wards 7 and 8. 

Solar Focus Job Fair 2018, October 30: Connect face-to-face with employers from solar and energy-efficiency related companies and organizations which are actively seeking candidates for open positions. Employers from nationally-recognized to local organizations from across the region will be on site. Job-seekers can network with employers while learning about these organizations and the specific jobs, internships, and volunteering programs that are available. This event is FREE and OPEN to the public. From no solar experience to 20 years of experience, all job-seekers are encouraged to attend! Additional job fair activities include a networking area, mock solar rooftop installation, and the opportunity to get a professional headshot and resume advice.

Immigration Legal Advice & Referral Clinic, Saturday, September 15 at Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School (1100 Harvard Ave, NW) from 10:00 am-Noon: Anyone with questions about their immigration status, whether or not it is related to an executive action, should attend this free clinic. All walk-ins welcome and the DC Bar Pro Bono Center clinic will accommodate any language needs. Additional clinic dates are:

  • Saturday, December 1, 2018

  • Saturday, March 2, 2019

  • Saturday, June 1, 2019

  • Saturday, September 28, 2019


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