In DCís Anacostia neighborhood, the unemployment rate is nearly 25% and half of the 19,000 people out of work are young adults. This is where Urban Ed makes its home. Its flagship Career and Workforce Development program offers 12-16 week courses that equip adults with competitive skills for high demand, Tier 1 and 2 occupations in information technology (last year, 90% of graduates obtained gainful employment). The TechnoAcademy reduces truancy for high school and middle school youth, requiring school attendance in exchange for lessons in popular subjects like software coding and gaming. These youth then help lead the Lil Bitties TechnoCamp, a STEM-oriented summer enrichment program for kids ages 5-7. Last year, Urban Ed reached 257 individuals with nearly 50,000 hours of services, moving adults from unemployment and homelessness into stability and prosperity, and putting kids on the path to success. A gift here lasts a lifetime.