SY 21-22 Programming

Student Programming Registration SY21-22


Do you want to become a leader and engage in more opportunities in your community? Then Becoming is for you. Over 6-weeks in January and February 2022, selected students will participate in a paid or volunteer work opportunity while practicing their advocacy and leadership skills. Becoming is ideal for students who are motivated to impact others and create positive change in their communities.

Do you need to build your resume? You can gain more experience by participating in our Career Obtainment program. Students who complete this program will obtain an industry-recognized entry-level certification, all while earning a paycheck or volunteer hours. Students will take the industry course under DC3C supervision between April and June 2022, refine their interviewing skills, and polish their resumes. At the end of the program, selected students will be invited to participate in an interview fair to market their skills to prospective employers. Career Obtainment is ideal for students who are juniors and seniors and can work independently in the community.

Are you interested in learning more about different careers? If so, then Career Preparation Program (CPP) is for you. Over 6-weeks between March and April 2022, selected students will participate in a paid or volunteer work opportunity.  Topics will focus on job exploration based on students’ strengths and interests, local in-demand industries, and career pathways. CPP is ideal for students exploring career options or seeking employment in a specific field.

The Co-op is excited to once again host the Good Trouble Social Justice Institute! This one-of-a-kind, engaging program starting in Summer 2022 is specifically curated towards young people with disabilities, especially those who identify as Black or Latinx, who encounter many challenges and barriers to participating in society in general and employment in specific. Research, as well as the daily realities of 21st Century America, show that we cannot ignore the importance of considering identity, what it means to one’s community, society, and the world. Students who participate in the Good Trouble Social Justice Institute will go through programming that focuses on identity, the intersectionality of race and disability, community, and advocating for themselves, their community, and the world. Through the pathways of Unlearning, Healing, and Growth, these future leaders of America will emphasize knowledge building on social justice and identity, working together, and applying what was learned into ultimately developing a comprehensive project that tackles unjust issue areas within their communities.

More details about The Good Trouble Social Justice Institute will be shared in early 2022.

Did you know there are low-cost and free job training programs in DC? Did you know by completing these programs, you can earn a job certification to enter the workforce? On Thursday, December 2, 2021, students across DC are invited to attend our 100% virtual DC3C Next Steps Career Exploration Conference to learn about educational pathways available for future jobs. Next Steps is ideal for students who are exploring possible opportunities after high school.

Do you want to build your skills for the workplace? Join us at virtual sessions throughout the SY 2021-2022 school year.  DC3C will work with your teachers to find the best time for you to participate. Students who are consistently and meaningfully engaged in these sessions will have the opportunity to earn gift cards. School-Based Transition is ideal for students who can only participate during school hours or cannot commit to an entire 6-week program.

Eligibility and Sign Up

Students are eligible to participate in our programming if:

  1. They are between the ages of 14-21
  2. They are enrolled in a DC Public Charter high school* 
  3. They are connected to RSA (DC3C and school staff can assist with completing the RSA application and/or the RSA Pre-ETS form)

*For the Next Steps Career Exploration Conference, enrolled students from ALL DC high schools (DCPS, Private, Non-Public, and Charter) are eligible to attend. 

Student Testimonial

“DC3C teaches you the stuff that equips you for any [career] situation you walk into.”

Additional Notes and Materials

If a student is trying to earn payment for participating in Becoming, CPP, Career Obtainment, or the Good Trouble Social Justice Institute, they must have: 

  • A photo ID (18+)
  • A photo ID OR School Record (under 18)
  • Social Security Card
  • Direct Deposit Form from their bank that has BOTH routing and account number

RSA Referral (Spanish)

RSA Pre-ETS (Spanish)

RSA Referral (English)

RSA Pre-ETS (English)

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