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Events DC Announces Comprehensive Hospitality Jobs Training Program to Ready the District’s Workforce for the Washington Marriott Marquis

Program will Prepare as many as 600 Washington, DC Residents for Hotel Careers

Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, announced the launch of the Washington Marriott Marquis Jobs Training Program in collaboration with Goodwill of Greater Washington and a coalition of community-based organizations. This jobs-training initiative will prepare and train up to 600 District residents for jobs with the new Washington Marriott Marquis, scheduled to open in May 2014.

Goodwill of Greater Washington has been awarded this grant for workforce development and will lead this collaborative training effort with United Way of the National Capital Area, the University of the District of Columbia Community College, Progressive Partners, LLC, GROW LLC, the OMG Center for Collaborative Learning and other District-based organizations. The purpose of the grant is to select a workforce intermediary to recruit, prepare, train, and refer new hotel employees in cooperation with Marriott International, Inc.

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Goodwill Launches Community Designed Donation Bin Campaign with Applebee’s

New “Kid’s Bins” designed by school children to promote Goodwill mission and develop community pride of ownership

Washington, DC – While a growing number of communities are becoming inundated with unmarked donation bins or bins with dubious charitable benefit, Goodwill of Greater Washington (DC Goodwill) is launching a new campaign to make its donation bins unique, while emphasizing the charity’s mission in a fun and community driven manner. The campaign is called, “Goodwill Kid’s Bins”.

In partnership with Applebee’s, DC Goodwill is working with local schools by inviting students to design the artwork that will wrap each new donation bin placed in an Applebee’s parking lot.

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