Digital Inclusion Week in the Capital of Inclusive Innovation

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Muriel Bowser Ward 4



John A. Wilson Building

1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004


Phone: (202) 727-2643

Chief of Staff:
John Falcicchio

City Administrator:
Rashad Young

Director of the Mayor's Office of Legal Counsel:
Ronald R. Ross

Senior Advisor:
Beverly Perry
Director of Mayor's Office of Community Affairs:
Lamont Akins

Director of Mayor's Office of Community Relations and Services:
Julia Irving

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October 10, 2019 | Vol. 5, Issue 41

Letter from the Mayor

Dear Washingtonians,

Whether it’s for learning, applying for jobs, paying bills, or staying in touch with family and friends – the internet is what we use to get things done. Which is why I was proud, this week, to announce that Comcast will expand eligibility for Internet Essentials to make all low-income households in DC eligible for low-cost Wi-Fi service. (Previously, only targeted low-income households with school-aged family members, seniors, and veterans were eligible.)

We made the announcement at Byte Back, a DC-based tech nonprofit that is building pathways to the middle class by training more than 500 adult learners per year for DC-sustaining careers in tech. When I think about providing a fair shot, I think about organizations like Byte Back where 97 percent of their students are people of color and 59 percent are women.

As we continue to recognize Digital Inclusion Week in DC, I encourage residents to learn more about both of these programs. Together, let's continue to build a more digitally inclusive Washington, DC.

Learn more about digital programs and resources at


Muriel Bowser

In This Week's Newsletter:

Tonight: Mystics Game 5 Viewing Party!

Game 5

If you're not watching tonight's Game 5 of the WNBA Finals from inside the Entertainment and Sports Arena, join us outside at the Gateway DC Pavilion (2700 Martin Luther King Jr Avenue, SE) for a Game 5 watch party.

With it all on the line, the sixth woman can make all the difference! Together, DC, let's cheer on the Mystics to their first-ever franchise championship! Learn more HERE

#RunItBack #TogetherDC

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Tomorrow: Citizenship Workshop

Citizenship Workshop

In November 2017, Mayor Bowser partnered with the National Immigration Forum’s New American Workforce — a project that works with employers to assist their eligible immigrant employees with the citizenship process — to host monthly citizenship workshops, seminars, and individual legal consults for government employees seeking citizenship. Then, earlier this year, Mayor Bowser announced a new element to the partnership between DC Government and the National Immigration Forum that will provide financial support to District residents going through the naturalization process. 

Residents interested in applying for citizenship can attend a workshop at noon on Friday, October 11, at DC Health (899 N Capitol Street, NE). Find more information about how to register HERE

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Final Well Women Wednesday

Well Women Wednesdays

On Wednesday, October 16, join the Mayor’s Office on Women’s Policy and Initiatives at Oxon Run Park for the finale of Well Women Wednesdays! This session will feature a warm-up and a power walk led by Girls on the Run DC and honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Registration begins at 6:00 p.m., and the workout begins at 6:30 p.m.

Learn more and register HERE

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Now Out: EOTR Podcast Episode 2

EOTR Podcast

In episode 2 of the Every Opportunity To Rise podcast, join Rumbi, Yolanda, and Mayor's Office on African American Affairs Director Ashley Emerson as they discuss what you can expect when purchasing your first home in the District.

Watch and listen HERE

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A District Minute

district minute video

This week’s District Minute features stories about the new ONSE Leadership Academy, investments in behavioral health programs, and the District's first-ever Open Streets DC event.  

Pathways to the Middle Class: Department of Employment Services, Workforce Development Specialist

Pathways to the Middle Class

The Department of Employment Services (DOES) provides comprehensive employment services to ensure a competitive workforce, full employment, life-long learning, economic stability, and the highest quality of life for all District residents.

DOES has an opening for a Workforce Development Specialist. This position is in the Office of Youth Programs and is responsible for conducting interviews and pre-screenings. All details regarding this vacancy, including qualifications, can be found by visiting the job announcement.

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