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Introducing CPDC ServiceWorks!

2015_logo_SW_CPDC_COLOR_vert1CPDC is excited to announce that we were recently selected as one of seven new host sites—and the only in the Washington DC metropolitan region—for AmeriCorps VISTA ServiceWorks, a national program addressing barriers to youth economic opportunity.

Through this opportunity, we welcomed five team members, Volunteers in Service to America (VISTAs), to our Silver Spring, MD office. Over the next year, the VISTA team will work to connect low-income youth between the ages of 16-24 living in CPDC communities with opportunities to improve leadership skills and career readiness through soft skills training, success coaching, and volunteer engagement. CPDC VISTAs also have a goal to recruit new non-resident volunteers who will serve as skill trainers and success coaches for participating youth.

ServiceWorks is the nation’s largest corporate-sponsored AmeriCorps VISTA program and aligns with national efforts to create new public-private partnerships that use national service to help solve our nation’s most pressing challenges.

Next week, stay tuned to the blog to meet the CPDC VISTA team!

For more information on ServiceWorks visit: www.pointsoflight.org/serviceworks.

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