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2016 Summer Youth Employment Program Applications Open

Today the Marion Barry Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) applications open for District of Columbia residents between the ages 14 and 24.  SYEP is subsidized by the DC government to provide youth summer employment in the private and government sectors. The on-line application process opens at 4:00 pm and additional information can be accessed on the dc.gov website. Additional information is included below.

If you know youth that reside in DC and would be interested in summer employment, please share the link and information with them. It is a great opportunity to learn skills and workforce readiness while earning money over the summer. If computer access is an issue, there are public computers available at the recreation centers and at the DC public libraries that can be accessed to complete the applications.

Additional information from the website: 

Through MBSYEP, we strive to provide young people with the opportunity to:

  • Earn money and gain meaningful work experience;
  • Learn and develop the skills, attitudes, and commitment necessary to succeed in today’s world of work;
  • Gain exposure to various exciting career industries; and,
  • Interact with dynamic working professionals in a positive work environment.

Though MBSYEP is a short-term employment and training program, our goal is to introduce our youth to employers who will positively impact their futures.

Employers in the Washington, DC metropolitan area make this annual program possible by volunteering to serve as Host Employers and providing structured job opportunities for youth during the summer.

Program Dates

2016 MBSYEP applications will go live on Wednesday, February 24 at 4:00 p.m.

This year, MBSYEP will start on Monday, June 27, 2016 and will end on Friday, August 5, 2016.

The six-week program will consist of 29 days of work (Monday, July 4, 2016 is observed as a holiday and youth will not be paid for this day).

Program Capacity

This year, MBSYEP will provide jobs for District youth between the ages of 14-24 years old who apply prior to the deadline and complete necessary registration requirements.

In addition, Mayor Bowser has expanded the program to provide jobs for District youth between the ages of 22-24 years old. These youth must also apply prior to the deadline and complete necessary registration requirements to secure a job this summer.
Service Contact:
Office of Youth Services
Contact Email: Summerjobs@dc.gov
Contact Phone: (202) 698-3492
Contact Fax: (202) 698-5693
Contact TTY: TTY
Contact Suite #: 2nd Floor
Office Hours: 9 am to 5 pm

Thank you. Thank you very much!

We had quite a nice turn out for the youth fundraiser on Thursday evening, despite the rain. So far we have raised $3,268.53 for kids here in Trinidad!!

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Thank you to everyone that contributed. We could not have been successful without your contributions, no matter the amount, your invitations to friends and neighbors, and your social media postings.

TNA would also like to thank Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club, Mother Rucker’s Subs, and Crunk Cakes for providing food and drinks at the event and DJ Tony T for spinning tunes.

If you could not attend yesterday and would still like to contribute, there is a PayPal link set up for online donations. You can help push us over the $3,500 mark!

All funds will be used directly for purchase of materials for youth here in Trinidad. We will update you throughout the year as funds are expended.

Thank you again!

JVLHC Youth Fundraiser Tomorrow – Rain or Shine

The skies are a bit gloomy but TNA will hold the Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club Youth Programs Fundraiser tomorrow. We will be indoors so don’t let potential rain keep you away!

Doors open at 6 pm at 1103 Bladensburg Road NE. Join us for uplifting conversation and music for a good cause. Donations can be made in advance or at the door (credit card, cash, or check).

Questions about the fundraiser or the youth programs? Write to us at trinidadneighborhood@gmail.com.

See you tomorrow!

It’s Almost Here!

There are just a few days until the 8th Annual Jimmy Valentine’s Fundraiser for Youth Programs!

Where: 1103 Bladensburg Rd NE

When: Thursday, October 1st

Time: Doors open at 6 pm; event continues until 10 pm

Donation:  $20 minimum but greater contributions are always welcome! This is the one fundraiser a year to help our youth. Funds are paid directly to the 501(c)3 account for use on youth programs in Trinidad at Wheatley Education Campus and the Trinidad Recreation Center.

What: 3 drink tickets from Jimmy Valentine’s, food from Mother Rucker’s Subs and Crunk Cakes, music with DJ Tony T, and conversation with Trinidad, Ward 5 and DC residents.

Additional information about the event can be found at these links.

Donations can be made at the door or in advance with EventBrite.

Support for Trinidad School Kids

If you did not notice the youth in uniform today, public school students returned to the class room for the start of the 2015-2016 school year. As students begin their studies, our community looks to how we can help them succeed through after school programs, provide needed class room materials, and fund youth sports uniforms and programs. TNA has again joined forces with Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club (JVLHC) for a fundraiser to contribute to our school community. For the past several years TNA and JVLHC have collaborated to raise funds that have gone 100% back to the community. In past years we have raised as much as $4,000.00. This year we can set the bar higher and strive for $5,000.00 in contributions for our youth.

The fundraising event will be held on October 1st from 7 pm to 10 pm at 1103 Bladensburg Road NE. JVLHC and other businesses contribute food, drinks, and music. The $20 entry donation is used to fund programs that the schools and recreation centers request to support youth programming.

You can purchase a ticket to the event or make a donation on the website. All contributions are tax deductible as TNA is a 501(c)3 organization. The link to EventBrite is here. If you have any questions about the fundraiser, please contact us at trinidadneighborhood@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you at the JVLHC Youth Programs fundraiser and thank you in advance for your support to our youth programs!

Save the Date: JVLHC Fundraiser for Youth Programs

What: The 2015 Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club Fundraiser for Youth Programs

When: The evening of October 1, 2015

Where: 1103 Bladensburg Rd NE

Why: Our youth are important! in the past seven years funds raised have supported youth sports programs, educational programs, class materials, and after school programs here in Trinidad. The Trinidad Neighborhood Association (TNA), a 501(c)3 Non-Profit, is the event’s official sponsor and all donations are tax-deductible.

How to Help: Attend the event!! Donations that fund the youth programs are through ticket sales and attendance at the fundraiser. If you would like to join in efforts to plan or publicize the event, please contact us at trinidadneighborhood@gmail.com.

Look for more details in the coming weeks and mark your calendars so you don’t miss out.

Meet and Greet Principals of Ward 5

The Ward Five Council on Education is hosting a Meet and Greet with the Principals of Ward 5. Click on the image below to RSVP.

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