DC3C supports DC students as they explore careers, college, and community (the 3 “C”s!) to become college or career ready.

Our secondary transition activities range from compliance support to professional development to direct service programming for students. DC3C’s programming is essential. Data shows that 54% of DC’s students with disabilities are neither enrolled in any type of post-secondary education nor employed one year after graduation. We believe that it is never too early to start and these students need multiple and various ways in which to explore the world of work.

Framework alignment

  • High Quality Instruction
  • Parent Engagement
  • Student Empowerment

DC3C Program activities:

  • Technical assistance, training, and information sharing for school staff, parents, and students
  • Facilitating collaboration among schools and city agencies

Direct programming for students:

  • Spring Break – a week-long job-readiness training program for students.
  • Next Steps – a series of activities where students can explore college, vocational training, and community resources for life after high school.
  • Internships – pre-internship preparation, placement, and evaluation.