Funders and Donors 

  • Catherine Rafferty Scholarship fund
  • Angene George & Joseph Patrick Rafferty Scholarship​ fund
  • ​Office of State Superintendent of Education (OSSE)
  • DC Trust
  • Department of Employment Services - Office of Youth Programs
  • Nelson Welding, Inc.

We would like to extend a special thank you to the following: 

Quality Training and Culturally Sensitive Support

Supportive,  Education & Training Services

  •  Job Readiness Skills
  • Safety Program
  • Basic Welding Courses
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding
  • Welding Examination for Certification
  • Welding Re-certification
  • Program Course - $5000 

  • Adult Basic Education
  • Case Management
  • 90 day follow up support
  • Job Placement Assistance

Recipient Testimonies

  • Daun R. - gainfully employed with a whole new lease on life.

  • Dante W. - elated about his new job and eternally grateful to the staff of SEWC, SEWA and Mr. Nelson.
  • Michael Bowie - aced my interview and got my first job!
  • Marcus W. - thankful to the program for the opportunity and to not have to break the law just to survive. 
  • Keil L. - thanks the staff for for supporting him as a single parent and putting him in a position to  provide for his family.