Posts Tagged ‘Anti-Violence Initative’

Showing Resolve

A youth in ERCPCP’s High Intensity program was enrolled and successfully completed a pharmaceutical tech program located in Virginia. Despite several personal obstacles to completing the program, this youth showed resolve using personal finances to pay for the program.  Currently, this youth has obtained an internship at a local pharmacy in the DC region.  Additionally, by participating in DCYL services the High Intensity worker was able to use the completion of this program, which showed a great deal of determination and steadfastness, as the basis for building an even deeper and stronger relationship with this youth’s parents.

Overcoming Obstacles

A Youth enrolled in ERCPCP’s High Intensity program received a high school diploma from a DC Public School after completing summer school. This young person overcame several personal obstacles that prevented this youth from completing their degree in 4 years. This youth took advantage of DCYL services such as High Intensity and Tutoring to ensure that they were equipped with the tools necessary to complete high school. Currently, this young person is in the process of reviewing scholarships that are available to assist them in taking the next step in realizing their dream of going to college.

Becoming Engaged

A youth enrolled in ERCPCP’s DCYL Workforce Development program began working with our partner Career Path DC for 20 hours per week. The youth then became involved with our partner Earn, Learn, and Grow and began working 30 hours per week. Because of his great work with Career Path DC, that youth was offered full time employment.  Currently, this young person is fully engaged in the community; helping with lawn care and landscaping projects benefitting the Department of Aging. The youth was pictured in an article in the Washington Post along with Career Path DC and other youth.

Making Achievements

A youth enrolled in ERCPCP’s DCYL Workforce Development program is enrolled at Anacostia Community Outreach Center. This youth scored high marks on the Pre-GED test which allowed the youth to sit in on the GED test. We are honored to report that this youth passed the GED test and is now working on enrolling in the District of Columbia Community College. This young person is definitely moving toward a brighter future!

Making a Good Impression

Earlier this week, a provider took several of our youth to the Tanger Outlet Mall.  One particular youth who is enrolled in our workforce development program was there and was dressed in business casual as requested. He had great energy and was impressive to the employers he met. He has already completed the second phase of the application process for the Tommy Hilfiger store and is working on completing other online applications as well.  We are hopeful that he will be successful in his quest for employment and are already proud of him for taking it seriously and making it this far along in the process.

hot-black-teaIn support of the survivors and victims of homicides and violent crimes in the District of Columbia, ERCPCP has joined forces with several agencies and organizations to present the Annual Mother’s Tea.  This beautiful and therapeutic event is being held at the Historic Willard Intercontinental Hotel.  As a show of solidarity, the tea is being presented free of charge to the mothers of victims of homicide and violent crime.  Therefore, we are counting on community support to help cover the costs related to producing this event.

Please consider donating to this important event at one of the following levels:
Benefactor = $1,000.  Patron = $500.  Supporter = $250.  Sponsor = $100.  Friend =$50

Additional details below.

You Are Cordially Invited
To Attend

 A Mother’s Tea
On
Sunday, October 6, 2013
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

 In support of the
Survivors and Victims of Homicide and Violent Crime

 In the Ballroom of the
Historic Willard InterContinental Hotel
1401 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20004

 RSVP By:
September 20, 2013

 The Tea is made possible by an Anonymous Contributor

 For More Information, Please Contact:
Mr. Philip Pannell (202) 889-4900, Reverend Donald Isaac (202) 373-5767 or Reverend Anthony J. Motley (202) 327-4837

For those needing a ride:
The bus will leave across from the Anacostia Metro Station located at Shannon Place and Howard Road at 1:15pm and return at 5:30pm.  The bus is limited and reservations are required, email at acc01@aol.com or call (202) 889-4900.

Supported by:
*Forgiving Mothers   *Abigail Ministries *Inner Thoughts, Inc.   *Metropolitan Police Department  *Dancing With A Purpose. Ministries *Anacostia Coordinating Council  *Stop Killing Innocent People “SKIP”  *Faith Presbyterian Church *Ward Eight Council Against Domestic Violence  *East of the River, Clergy, Police, Community, Partnership, Inc.