Pros: I worked at Aspire for about 10 months on the government outreach program. Aspire works with a lot of different clients/campaigns, but I was very interested in the community outreach. You work with families and individuals coming from low income, so they partner with different government based locations throughout San Diego to help with the qualification process.
Cons: If you get uncomfortable with working with people "in need", sometimes meaning language barriers, difficult conversations, and not working in a cubicle setting, this is not the job for you.
The Department of Small & Local Business Development's (DSLBD) Innovation & Equitable Development team (Inno.ED) will hold multiple information sessions for the We Aspire Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Builder Grants in early to mid-March 2019. Information about the grant opportunity, including the Request for Applications (RFA) and grant instructions, is Aspire_3.1.19.pdf" TARGET="_blank" REL="nofollow noopener noreferrer">available for download from DSLBD's website.
The Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) is excited to announce that we will be soliciting applications for We Aspire, a summer 2019 Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Builder Grant. DSLBD intends to award up to ten (10) grants, of between $5,000 and $50,000, from the $100,000 in total available funding for summer 2019.
Eligible applicants include groups seeking to work with a fiscal sponsor.
Information sessions will cover details on how to apply and walk through instructions in the RFA. All other questions on the grants not answered in an information session should be answered via email by either Katherine.Mereand-Sinha@dc.gov or Virginia-Marie.Roure@dc.gov.
If you would like to request hosting an information session at your location, Inno.ED will work to accommodate requests based on staff availability. All information sessions must be open to the public.
Superintendent Dr. Patrick Murphy and Arlington Public Schools invite all middle and high school students, and their families, to our annual event that celebrates career readiness. Registration is required to attend this event and APS will provide a FREE lunch from Chipotle that includes vegetarian options.
Middle and high school students will build skills in communication, citizenship (helping within their community), critical thinking, collaboration, and creativity as a part of the Profile of a Virginia Graduate. These skills help students obtain and succeed in internships and externships, interviews and jobs, and other career-related activities!
The featured event activities include the following:
There will also be a raffle at the end of the event for the chance to win one of many great prizes!
Join the conversation online about the Aspire2Excellence – Dream, Explore, Create Your Own Path event by using #CreateUrPath
One registration form must be completed for each student or parent attending/Se debe completar un formulario de registro para cada estudiante o padre que asista.
On Tuesdays in March & April 2019 staff from the Inno.ED office at the Department of Small & Local Business Development will hold open office hours at 202Creates. Drop in from 10-2 to see Virginia-Marie Roure or Kate Mereand to discuss your business development needs and referral resources available to support your DC business.
Questions? Feel free to reach out to Virgina-Marie.Roure@dc.gov, Kate.Mereand@dc.gov or call the DSLBD front desk at 202-727-3900. You can also find us on Instagram at @thisismadeindc!