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This past weekend Goodwill of Greater Washington participated in The BOSS Group’s Good by Design, Pro Bono Design Day. The 10-hour design-a-thon paired local area non-profits with leading creative professionals in the metro region for a day of design, marketing and interactive work.
The BOSS Group partnered with The Art Institute of Washington to host the event. The Art Institute donated the use of their state of the art equipment and the latest software. Students of The Art Institute of Washington, from various programs, participated in the event to gain experience, mentorship from the professional volunteers and material for their portfolios.
More than 2,000 people (now over 2,700) have applied to a job training program that aims to prepare 600 workers for positions at the Washington Marriott Marquis hotel that is to open in the District in 2014.
Goodwill of Greater Washington, which is overseeing the training program, has held 14 events in September and October to help would-be participants fill out applications and to have them take reading and math assessments.
The applicants come from a variety of backgrounds: Some were recently laid off; others are already employed but looking for a second job to help make ends meet. Faith Tennent, a project director with Goodwill, said she has seen homeless people come in to apply, as well as ex-offenders looking for their first job in years.
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