Education and Employment Training
Understanding that education is central to securing better employment and a greater ability to grow, Catholic Charities offers several specialized education programs that teach new languages and new careers.
English as a Second Language
Several programs throughout the region focus on helping recent immigrants and refugees new to the region learn to speak functional English. For information specific to each program, please click the links:
Offered at the McCarrick Family Center, Parent Education classes teach life skills and provide meaningful ways to improve and deepen your relationship with your children.
Offered at the McCarrick Family Center, Financial Education classes help participants manage their money with tips and strategies on budgeting, savings, and banking.
Employment Search and Job Readiness Services
Get help in your job search by tapping into the right resources.
- Staff at the McCarrick Family Center assist clients complete on-line job applications, search for jobs and compose resumes.
- Staff at the Refugee Center assist clients in doing on-line job applications and job research.
- Our Employment Referrals and Job Readiness Training Programs in DC and MD help compile weekly employment opportunities for job seekers, particularly Latino immigrants, and offer regular workshops to prepare job seekers for success in their career.
Professional Counseling Education Program
Catholic Charities operates a six-month program to prepare qualified adults as a Professional Addictions Counselors. NAADAC and DCAPC Approved!
Green Construction Program
Our Green Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Program prepares clients for an exciting, rewarding career in green building by covering topics such as sustainable building and solar panel installation.
Building Maintenance Program
Free class for District of Columbia residents to learn the basics of building maintenance skills: carpentry, painting, plumping, electricity, and HVAC. Classes are taught in Spanish. Get more information here!
Supported Employment for Adults with Developmental Disabilities
Our employment specialists work one-on-one with adults with a developmental disability to help identify their strengths and interests, develop the needed skills, place them in a positive work environment, and provide ongoing support to ensure success. Learn more here.
Supported Employment for Adults with Mental Illness or Behavioral Disorders
Supported employment for adults is available through our behavioral health primary services. Learn more here.