DC Government Job Fair: 1,000 Openings & We Want DC Residents to Apply

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Muriel Bowser Ward 4




John A. Wilson Building

1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004


Phone: (202) 727-2643
Email: muriel.bowser@dc.gov

Chief of Staff:
John Falcicchio

City Administrator:
Kevin Donahue

Director of the Mayor's Office of Legal Counsel:
Eugene Adams

Senior Advisor:
Beverly Perry

Director of Mayor's Office of Community Affairs:
Jackie Reyes-Yanes

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

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July 29, 2022

Letter from the Mayor

Dear Washingtonians,

Help us spread the word: on Thursday, August 11 and Friday, August 12, we are hosting a virtual DC Government Summer Hiring Fair. We have more than 1,000 positions open across DC Government and we want people who care about DC and who want to make a difference to join our team.

Every day, I have the privilege of witnessing the work of the 37,000 men and women who serve our city. In government buildings across DC and out in the community, our diverse team of public servants works tirelessly and passionately to support and uplift our community. Working in government is rewarding, it is challenging, and it provides a unique opportunity to serve and support the greatest city in the world.

If you are a DC resident, you can claim preference when applying for a job at DC Government, so I especially encourage residents to register for the job fair. Registration is now open and will remain open until August 7. DCHR is also hosting a seminar on Friday, August 5 to help participants prepare for the job fair. You can register for the job fair and learn more about the prep session at dc.gov/JoinOurTeam.  


Muriel Bowser

In This Week's Newsletter:

TOMORROW: Open Streets Ward 7

Open Streets

This Saturday, July 30, Mayor Bowser and DDOT are hosting the next “Open Streets in Your Neighborhood” event in Ward 7. 

On Saturday, Benning Road NE will be closed to vehicles from the corner of Benning Road NE and Minnesota Avenue to East Capitol Street NE. Instead of vehicles there will be performances, activities, and fun for people of all ages and abilities. Programming begins at 9:00 a.m. and the street will be open until 1:00 p.m.

Learn more at openstreets.dc.gov

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Upcoming Opportunities to Get Back to School Immunizations

Back to School Immunizations

Parents and caregivers are reminded that their children must be up-to-date with required immunizations before the start of the school year. The best place for DC families to access immunizations is through their primary medical provider. However, DC Health and its partners are also offering special vaccination opportunities across all eight wards. These include:

Fast-track, vaccination-only clinics at Mary’s Center, Unity Health Care, and Children’s National Medical Center clinics:

Mary’s Center: Vaccine-only appointments daily at all three DC health centers;

  • Petworth Health Center, 3912 Georgia Ave NW (Ward 4)
  • Fort Totten Health Center, 100 Gallatin St NE (Ward 5)
  • Adams Morgan Health Center, 2333 Ontario St NW (Ward 1)

Unity Health Care: Saturdays 8 am to 12 pm in August and September at:

  • Anacostia Health Center, 1500 Galen St SE (Ward 8)
  • Brentwood Health Center, 1251-B Saratoga Ave NE (Ward 5)
  • Upper Cardozo Health Center, 3020 14th St NW (Ward 1)

Children’s National: Tuesday through Friday at all 5 Goldberg Health Centers and Saturday at select health centers. 

School-based health centers are open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for any DC student. Call to make an appointment or click here to book online.

Mobile clinic appointments are available from 10 am to 3:30 pm at select DCPS and public charter schools. Click here to book online. For the latest schedules and locations for these clinics, visit dchealth.dc.gov/immunizations.  
District law requires students in all DC schools including private, parochial, and independent schools, to be fully compliant with required vaccinations to attend school, and that schools verify immunization certification for all students as part of enrollment and attendance. Families can download the Universal Health Certificate and the DC Oral Health Assessment Form here.

Learn more HERE

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Applications Open: Out-of-School Time Scholarship for DC Students

Out of School Time Scholarships

Families can now apply for scholarships of up to $10,000 to cover the cost of after school, weekend, summer, and other out-of-school time programs and activities. 

Applications are currently being accepted and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Some examples of programs that are supported by the scholarship include, but are not limited to: academic enrichment, tutoring, mentoring, athletics, dance, coding, STEM, programs designed for students with disabilities, advanced learners, and English Language Learners (ELL), programs designed for special populations, and much more.

Families should have a program in mind when applying to ensure the program is eligible for funding. Applicants will be notified of funding decisions within four weeks of application submission. Individuals not considered at-risk by definition may also be eligible to receive a scholarship based on need and availability of funding.
Learn more and apply HERE

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Take the Black Homeownership Strike Force Survey


To address racial disparities in homeownership and household wealth in the District, Mayor Bowser created the Black Homeownership Strike Force. The strike force is made up of government and public experts in housing and financial counseling, lending/underwriting, real estate development and services, as well as representatives from the faith-based, senior, immigrant, and LGBTQ+ communities and advocates and representatives that address social and racial equity.

The charge of the strike force includes providing recommendations for uses of a $10 million Black Homeownership Fund and creating a goal for increasing the number of Black homeowners in DC by 2030. The latter will be informed by the work of the National Black Homeownership Collaborative, which has identified seven steps to increase Black homeownership by three million net new homeowners nationally by 2030, an increase of more than 10 percentage points in the Black homeownership rate nationally. The strike force’s recommendations are due in October 2022.

If you would like to provide feedback or suggestions for the Black Homeownership Strike Force to consider, please fill out the Black Homeownership Survey. Residents can also join the weekly meetings on ThursdaysQuestions can be emailed to homeownership@dc.gov. To find existing resources for homeownership, visit frontdoor.dc.gov.

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