Mayor Bowser Attends ANC 8C Meeting | Barry Farm Monthly Update

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November 2017 | E-Newsletter 


Upcoming Events 


ANC 8C Meeting | 12.6.17
RISE Demonstration Center, 2700 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE | 6:30 PM

Resident Council Meeting | 12.13.17
Barry Farm Recreation Center, 1230 Sumner Rd, SE | 6:30 PM

The following activities will be hosted throughout November by the Far Southeast Family Strengthening Collaborative.  Activities are for Barry Farm residents only, and will all take place at the Barry Farm Family Support Center, 1140 Eaton Road SE.

  • Free Financial Literacy | Mondays, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Let's Talk Coffee, Tea & Credit | Wednesdays, 10:00 AM
  • Men & Boys Program | Thursdays, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Safe Sleep Edu-Shower | 11.20.17 | 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM


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Featured Spotlight


Ward 8 Works is Preparing People for Careers!


The Ward 8 Works (W8W) Initiative hosted an event on October 13th discussing unlawful background as a barrier to employment. The discussion was held at the Barry Farm Recreation Center.  The event was designed to respond to concerns regarding arrest and conviction history, in order to help participants become successfully employed. Panel participants included the Public Defender Service of District of Columbia, the Mayor’s Office on Returning Citizen Affairs, the General Service Administration for St. Elizabeth’s West Campus, DC Department of Employment Services and others. 

The discussion covered:  

  1. Effect of Background Issues (Misdemeanors, Felonies including violent offenses) on Employment
  2. Expungement vs. Record Sealing
  3. Accessing Your Criminal Record
  4. DC's "Ban the Box" Law
  5. Experiences Getting/Keeping Employment (and even clearances) 

Learn more about Ward 8 Works at the link below.

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