Career Academy was founded in response to a severe shortage of educational options for older DC youth who have either dropped out, earned a diploma but remain unprepared for college or work, or are immigrants seeking safety and educational opportunity in the US. Over 60% are homeless, some are young parents, and many have lost their jobs at restaurants and in retail. All have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19. In March, the Academy began offering distance learning, opened two food and hygiene distribution centers on campus, offered every student a laptop, and deployed counselors and support specialists to contact each student daily. Raising reading levels so that students can be trained for jobs that will be available in healthcare for over-burdened hospitals, in IT to support teleworking, and in other high-demand fields is a top priority. These young people deserve your support.
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