Dr. Unique Morris-Hughes, of DOES (Center) with high school apprenticeship participants and staff. (Courtesy Photo)

DOES Helps High School Students and Adults Find Apprenticeships

THE AFRO — Started in 2017, the Apprenticeship D.C. initiative was designed to offer viable alternative career pathways to traditional four-year colleges. An apprenticeship can run from one to five years depending on the occupation. After completion of the apprenticeship program, graduates receive a nationally recognized completion certificate. […read more]

The Mosaic Theatre production of Les Deux Noirs: Notes on Notes of A Native Sun, directed by Raymond Caldwell, written by Psalmayene 24 and starring James J. Johnson (left) and Jeremy Hunter (right) runs at Atlas Performing Arts Center on H St N.E. (Courtesy Photo)

Les Deux Noirs Premieres At Mosaic Theater

THE AFRO — For a dedicated group of audience goers the theater presents that communal experience, and unlike film, offers a unique performance each time the actors step out on stage. Theater offers whoever sits in the plush chairs an opportunity to engage in a larger conversation. And you don’t have to search for people to talk to about the subject, everyone is in the room with you. […read more]

Seven people received certificates from the AmeriHealth Caritas District of Columbia “Pathways to Work” program on April 9. Here graduates, mentors and supervisors pose for the happy occasion. (Photo by George Kevin Jordan)

AmeriHealth Caritas D.C. Graduates Fifth Class in Workforce Readiness Program

THE AFRO — It was an emotional moment for many during the April 9 graduation ceremony of the AmeriHealth Caritas District of Columbia “Pathways to Work” program. Seven people received certificates showing they had finished the 12 week paid internship program, which provides training in hospitality and customer service skills in a classroom environment and then learning about healthcare while onsite at AmeriHealth Caritas. […read more]

Rajah Caruth, a 16-year-old from D.C., participated in NASCAR’s 2019 Drive for Diversity Youth Development Combine March 23-24 in Charlotte, N.C. (Courtesy Photo)

D.C. Native Chosen for NASCAR Youth Combine

THE AFRO — While some teens dream of owning their first car to freely ride around the District and not depend on a parented escort, 16-year-old Rajah Caruth dreams of tooling his car, a race car, around a speedway in NASCAR. Caruth’s dreams are getting closer as this past weekend he had a chance to participate in NASCAR’s 2019 Drive for Diversity Youth Driver Development Combine, in Charlotte, N.C. […read more]