Service Provider Directory

Alexandria City Public Schools Adult Education

The Adult Education Program is committed to Academic Excellence and to the citizens of the City of Alexandria. Our goal is to provide courses that improve the lives of adults through English literacy, the GED or high school diploma as well as provide workforce credential training. Additionally, we support increasing the on-time graduation rate and reducing the dropout rate of Alexandria City High School students. 

To learn more: https://www.acps.k12.va.us/Page/362

Alexandria Workforce Development Center

Do you need help looking for a job?  Do you need assistance writing your resume or preparing for an interview? Are you waiting for your U.S. Employment Authorization Documents?  

At the Alexandria Workforce Development Center, we provide an array of services that can help you develop your short- and long-term employment goals. We offer free workshops, education services, job leads, career fairs, and career coaching to help you land your next job.  We support Youth (18-24 years), Unemployed & Underemployed Adults, Older Workers, Veterans, Transitioning Military and their Spouses, and People Living with Disabilities.  Find us here:

Alexandria Workforce Development Center
1900 N Beauregard St, #300
Alexandria, VA, 22311
(703) 746-5990
wdc@alexandriava.gov

Are you looking for career counseling? Do you need help paying for the tuition of a workforce training program? Through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Programs, the Alexandria Workforce Development Center can support your job training and employment needs. Here is an overview of our programs:

Program

Age & Other

Work Status

Selective Service

Low Income Test

WIOA Adult

18 years or older.

Veterans and eligible spouses have priority.

Citizen or authorized to work in U.S.

If male, registered as required. To check: https://www.sss.gov/verify/

Income test is not required for eligibility. It is required for Priority of Service.

WIOA Dislocated Worker

There is no age limit.

Veterans and eligible spouses have priority.

Citizen or authorized to work in U.S., and

  1. Terminated or laid off, or received a notice of termination or layoff, and eligible for or exhausted UI and unlikely to return to industry or occupation; or
  2. Lost job from permanent closure or substantial layoff of a plant, facility or enterprise; or
  3. Was self-employed and now unemployed because of economic conditions or natural disaster; or
  4. Displaced Homemaker; or
  5. Spouse of a member of Armed Forces who lost employment due to permanent change in duty station or is unemployed, underemployed and has difficulty finding or upgrading employment.

If male, registered as required. To check: https://www.sss.gov/verify/ 

Income test is not required for eligibility.

WIOA In-School Youth

A. 14-24 years old and

B. Attending compulsory school and

C. Low-Income and

D. At least one of the following apply

1. Deficient in Basic Literacy Skills; or

2. Homeless, Runaway; or

3. In foster care or aged out of foster care; or

4. Pregnant/Parenting; or

5. Offender; or

6. Has a disability; or

7. An English language learner.

Citizen or authorized to work in U.S.

If male, registered as required. To check: https://www.sss.gov/verify/ 

Income test is required for eligibility.

WIOA Out-of-School Youth

A. 14-24 years old and

B. Not attending compulsory school and

C. At least one of the following apply:

  1. School Dropout; or

  2. Youth who (a) received HS Diploma/equivalent and (b) is low-income and (c) is Deficient in Basic Literacy Skills or is an English language learner; or

  3. Required to attend school but has not attended for at least the most recent complete school year’s calendar quarter’; or

  4. Homeless or Runaway: or

  5. In foster care or aged out of foster care; or

  6. Pregnant/Parenting; or

  7. Subject to the juvenile or adult justice system; or

  8. Has a disability; or

  9. Requires additional assistance to complete an educational program, or to secure and hold employment.

Citizen or authorized to work in U.S.

If male, registered as required. To check: https://www.sss.gov/verify/

Income test is required for eligibility.

Arlington Community Learning

Arlington Community Learning has been proudly serving the Arlington community for 90 years, providing quality enrichment and personal development courses. Learn more: https://www.apsva.us/arlington-community-learning/.   

Arlington County Child Development Associate Training Program

The Arlington Employment Center offers classes to prepare eligible Arlington residents for the CDA credential. In order to earn the CDA, a candidate must complete 120 hours of training, obtain 480 hours of work experience, prepare a professional portfolio, complete an application, pass an exam, and schedule and engage in a verification visit. This program is for clients interested in working with children between the ages of 0-5 in a licensed day care center.

Eligibility for CDA Training Program

  • High School Diploma or GED (from the US or abroad)
  • Work authorization
  • Ability to pass a background check
  • High intermediate English reading and writing level
  • Income eligibility*

*The CDA program is FREE for Arlington residents who meet household income eligibility limits AND the requirements listed above. Tuition fees range from $300-$900 for those who do not meet the Arlington residency requirement but work at a licensed day care center in Arlington or for those who exceed the household income eligibility limits.

Learn more: https://www.arlingtonva.us/Government/Programs/AEC/Job-Seeker-Services/Earn-Your-Child-Development-Associate-CDA.

Arlington Education and Employment Program

The Arlington Education and Employment Program (REEP) provides English classes to adults in Arlington, Virginia. REEP integrates language, U.S. culture, digital literacy, community involvement, and workforce preparation into all course instruction.  Career development opportunities are also available in child care and computer skills. Learn more: https://reep.apsva.us/

Arlington Employment Center

Do you need help looking for a job?  Do you need assistance writing your resume or preparing for an interview? Are you waiting for your U.S. Employment Authorization Documents?  

At the Arlington Employment Center, we provide an array of services that can help you develop your short- and long-term employment goals. We offer free workshops, education services, job leads, career fairs, and career coaching to help you land your next job.  We support Youth (18-24 years), Unemployed & Underemployed Adults, Older Workers, Veterans, Transitioning Military and their Spouses, and People Living with Disabilities.  Find us here:

Arlington Employment Center
2100 Washington Blvd, #1
Arlington, VA, 22204
(703) 228-1400
jobseeker@arlingtonva.us

Are you looking for career counseling? Do you need help paying for the tuition of a workforce training program? Through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Programs, the Arlington Employment Center can support your job training and employment needs. Here is an overview of our programs:

Program

Age & Other

Work Status

Selective Service

Low Income Test

WIOA Adult

18 years or older.

Veterans and eligible spouses have priority.

Citizen or authorized to work in U.S.

If male, registered as required. To check: https://www.sss.gov/verify/

Income testis not required for eligibility. It is required for Priority of Service.

WIOA Dislocated Worker

There is no age limit.

Veterans and eligible spouses have priority.

Citizen or authorized to work in U.S., and

  1. Terminated or laid off, or received a notice of termination or layoff, and eligible for or exhausted UI and unlikely to return to industry or occupation; or
  2. Lost job from permanent closure or substantial layoff of a plant, facility or enterprise; or
  3. Was self-employed and now unemployed because of economic conditions or natural disaster; or
  4. Displaced Homemaker; or
  5. Spouse of a member of Armed Forces who lost employment due to permanent change in duty station or is unemployed, underemployed and has difficulty finding or upgrading employment.

If male, registered as required. To check: https://www.sss.gov/verify/

Income testis not required for eligibility.

WIOA In-School Youth

A. 14-24 years old and

B. Attending compulsory school and

C. Low-Income and

D. At least one of the following apply

1. Deficient in Basic Literacy Skills; or

2. Homeless, Runaway; or

3. In foster care or aged out of foster care; or

4. Pregnant/Parenting; or

5. Offender; or

6. Has a disability; or

7. An English language learner.

Citizen or authorized to work in U.S.

If male, registered as required. To check: https://www.sss.gov/verify/

Income test is required for eligibility.

WIOA Out-of-School Youth

A. 14-24 years old and

B. Not attending compulsory school and

C. At least one of the following apply:

  1. School Dropout; or

  2. Youth who (a) received HS Diploma/equivalent and (b) is low-income and (c) is Deficient in Basic Literacy Skills or is an English language learner; or

  3. Required to attend school but has not attended for at least the most recent complete school year’s calendar quarter’; or

  4. Homeless or Runaway: or

  5. In foster care or aged out of foster care; or

  6. Pregnant/Parenting; or

  7. Subject to the juvenile or adult justice system; or

  8. Has a disability; or

  9. Requires additional assistance to complete an educational program, or to secure and hold employment.

Citizen or authorized to work in U.S.

If male, registered as required. To check: https://www.sss.gov/verify/

Income test is required for eligibility.

 

Catholic Charities Migration and Refugee Services Programs

Catholic Charities help newcomers become self-sufficient and productive members of American society by offering a combination of legal immigration consultation and representation, English-language instruction, other adult education programs, workforce development training, naturalization assistance, bilingual community education, and refugee resettlement and assistance services. Learn more: https://www.ccda.net/need-help/immigrants-and-refugees/.

Programs 

Eligibility

Services

Contact

Matching Grant (MG)

  • Asylees
  • Refugees
  • Special Immigrant Visa holders from Iraq and Afghanistan
  • Survivors of Human Trafficking
  • Cuban/Haitian entrants

*Employable adults must access Match Grant within 90 days of arrival/grant of asylum

  • Employment
  • Case management
  • Financial Assistance

 

Belayneh Loppisso

571-292-2259

Belayneh.Loppisso@ccda.net

Program Director.

Migration and Refugee Services

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington

80 N. Glebe Rd. Arlington, VA 22203

Tel -703-841-3876

Fax -703-778-9138

Breaking the Barriers Refugee Social Services Employment Program (BTB)

  • Asylees
  • Refugees
  • Special Immigrant Visa holders from Iraq and Afghanistan
  • Survivors of Human Trafficking
  • Cuban/Haitian entrants

*Within five years of date of arrival/grant of asylum

  • Employment
  • Support Services
  • Career coaching
  • Short term vocational training

Laurel Collins,

571-364-8007

Laurel.collins@ccda.net

VA Refugee Student Achievement Project (VRSAP)

  • Asylees
  • Refugees
  • Special Immigrant Visa holders from Iraq and Afghanistan
  • Survivors of Human Trafficking
  • Cuban/Haitian entrants
*Ages 5-18 yrs. within five years of date of arrival/grant of asylum

 

  • Academic and social adjustment support
  • Backpacks and school supplies
  • Tutoring

AbdullAziz Abokor

571-364-8008

Abdullaziz.abokor@ccda.net

Refugee Health Education and Outreach Program (RHEO)

  • Asylees
  • Refugees
  • Special Immigrant Visa holders from Iraq and Afghanistan
  • Survivors of Human Trafficking
  • Cuban/Haitian entrants

*Within five years of date of arrival/grant of asylum

  • Removing health barriers to employment
  • Referrals to free and low-cost health services
  • Free diapers

Belayneh Loppisso

571-292-2259

Belayneh.Loppisso@ccda.net

Services for Older Refugees (SOR)

  • Asylees
  • Refugees
  • Special Immigrant Visa holders from Iraq and Afghanistan
  • Survivors of Human Trafficking
  • Cuban/Haitian entrants

*60 yrs. and above within five years of date of arrival/grant of asylum

  • Reducing social isolation and increasing integration
  • Referrals for ESL and training
  • Citizenship preparation

Laurel Collins

571-364-8007

Laurel.collins@ccda.net

ESL classes and ESL workforce development classes

Eligibility:

  • Adults 18 years of age and older

 

  • English as a Second Languages classes
  • Workforce Development classes (Childcare with Red Cross CPR Certification, Customer Service Certification, Microsoft Office Specialist, etc.)
  • Job Readiness training
  • ED classes
  • Citizenship classes

Jackeline Chavez

(571) 208-1572, ext. 104

hogar@ccda.net

Melwood JOBs

Melwood JOBs 

Program Eligibility

Top 3 benefits

Contact

Melwood provides increased access to and participation in job readiness and employment services for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients living in Alexandria City and Arlington County.

Program services are aimed at removing and/or mitigating barriers that have negatively impacted program participants with disabilities to receive support, secure employment, maintain employment, and develop economic security.

www.melwood.org

Melwood JOBS is available for individuals who are receiving TANF or have been recipients of TANF in the last 24 months

Individual must fall into one of the following categories: Individual has a documented disability or is willing to be accessed for a disability; Individual has been unemployed for 6 months or more; Individual has had 2 or more jobs in the last 6 months; and/or Individual has 6 months or less remaining on their TANF benefits.

The top three services provided to JOBS participants are

  1. Job Readiness, Career Coaching, & Employment Retention Supports
  2. Intensive Case Management & Training and Development
  3. Crisis Intervention and Stabilization

Jennifer Van Buren
Program Director
Melwood JOBs
Melwood – Arlington Campus
750 S. 23rd Street, Arlington, VA 22202

(O): 703-299-3232 
(C): 703-655-3537 
(F): 240-204-6045

jvanburen@melwood.org

Northern Virginia Community College

NOVA Workforce offers in-demand, accelerated training options for new and current professionals. Learn more: https://www.nvcc.edu/workforce/.

Senior Community Service Employment Program

Senior Community Service Employment Program 

Eligibility

Services

Contact

SCSEP is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor and is one of three federal workforce development programs that does not overlap with any other similar program.

https://www.ncoa.org/economic-security/matureworkers/scsep/

To be eligible for SCSEP, you must be:

  • 55 or older
  • Unemployed
  • Living on a family income of no more than 125% of the federal poverty level (if you’re not sure, contact a local SCSEP office)

To apply, simply find your local SCSEP office to complete an application. If you’re eligible and there is no waiting list, you will be enrolled to work at a training site.

Training and work:

Participants will be trained in all the skills needed to do the job such as

  • Child care provider
  • Customer service representative
  • Teachers’ aide
  • Computer technician
  • Building maintenance worker
  • Health care worker

Participants will work an average of 20 hours a week and earn whichever is highest—the federal, state, or local minimum wage. Most participants are with SCSEP for about six months before we help them find a more permanent job.

Debbie Fletcher
Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)
Fairfax County, Department of Family Services
703-488-8196 
DFSSCSEP@FairfaxCounty.gov 

 

Virginia Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services

Program

Program Services

Contact

Rehabilitation Program

The Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS):Division of Rehabilitative Services (DRS) offers vocational rehabilitation programs and services to assist people with disabilities to prepare for, secure, retain or regain employment.

Eligibility Criteria for Vocational Rehabilitation Program when all six (6) of the following federal criteria are met.

  1. US Citizen, or Non-US citizen who has provided documentation of legal eligibility to work in the US.
  2. Have a physical or mental disability documented by a qualified professional.
  3. The physical or mental impairment constitutes or results in a substantial barrier to employment.
  4. The individual is presumed can benefit in terms of an employment outcome from the provision of VR services.
  5. Individual live or work in Virginia. Includes living at a Virginia School.VR Counselor determines that VR services are required to prepare for, secure, retain or advance in employment.

Transition and Education Services assist students and youth in the movement from school to the world of work and adult life. DRS works together with students, youth, families, schools and community agencies and organizations to provide services that lead to a successful transition from school to work.

Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS):help afford students with disabilities the support to increase their independence and their awareness of themselves, opportunities available in and through the world of work, and pathways to achieve personal and professional success.

Elaine Chase

Employment Services Specialist Senior

Division of Rehabilitative Services

Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services

5904 Old Richmond Highway, Suite 410

Alexandria. VA 22303

Direct:(703) 253-6067

Main Office:(703) 960-3411

TTY:(703) 317-3525

Alexandria DARS office serves the following counties: Alexandria, Alexandria City, Arlington, Lorton and Springfield.

Virginia Employment Commission

Virginia Employment Commission

Program Eligibility

Benefits

Contact

To assist Clients in finding employment and Unemployment Insurance

http://www.vec.virginia.gov/unemployed

To qualify for benefits, Client must have earned enough wages in covered employment during the base period.

To qualify for benefits, an individual must have earned at least a total of $3,000 in two quarters in the base period.

The “Regular Base Period” comprises the first four of the last five completed calendar quarters preceding a claim’s effective date.

Client must be able to work and be available for work.

To provide assistance/information for filing unemployment claims.

  • An individual has two options when filing a claim for unemployment.
  • 12-26 weeks on eligibility.
  • Must meet weekly eligibility criteria.
  • Weekly earning - Minimum $60 to maximum $378

Once an individual has filed an initial claim for unemployment, he/she has 5 days to register in the Virginia Workforce Connection (VWC). This can only be done over the internet at www.vawc.virginia.gov.

The VWC is a tool used to aid job seekers in finding employment. In addition, the VWC is used for reporting purposes to Richmond and Department of Labor (DOL).

VEC will host hiring events as well as workshops on various topics.

Via the Internet at www.vec.virginia.gov

Over the phone via the call center at1-866-832-2363.