U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen visits the CareerCatchers offices

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CareerCatchers was honored that Senator Chris Van Hollen scheduled a visit to our office in Silver Spring on Monday August 16th, 2021. We discussed how the pandemic has impacted our organization as we work to help provide vulnerable individuals with the training and resources needed to find and maintain employment. Press Release MONDAY: Van Hollen to […]

City of Gaithersburg: Vocational Training Scholarships Available

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Live in the City of Gaithersburg? Would you like to receive a scholarship to improve your workplace skills? The program runs through 12/31/2021. Please contact your career coach or email reply@careercatchers.org to get more information. Eligibility Criteria for Scholarship Recipients: – Must be a resident of the City of Gaithersburg – Must be experiencing a financial crisis […]

VaxU Scholarships for 12-to 17-year-olds Who Get COVID-19 Vaccinations

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Maryland has launched a $1 million incentive program, VaxU Scholarship Promotion, to encourage 12- to 17-year-olds to get vaccinated against COVID-19. To qualify, students must both live and be vaccinated in Maryland. Beginning Monday, July 12, two winners will be drawn at random each week for eight weeks, until Labor Day. Each winner will receive a $50,000 […]

Domestic Violence: Grants for Survivors and Advocates

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Women’s Independence Scholarship Program (WISP) http://www.wispinc.org American Association of University Women’s Fellowships http://www.aauw.org Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation’s Support Awards http://www.patsyminkfoundation.org Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund http://www.rankinfoundation.org/ Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards https://www.soroptimist.org/awards/live-your-dream-awards.html Turco Muñoz Domestic Violence Survivor Scholarship https://turcolegal.com/scholarship/

The Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB)

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The program provides up to a $50 per month discount on home Internet service for low-income households and for people who have lost their job or received unemployment in the past year. Households who are enrolled in Medicaid, SNAP, TANF, Federal Public Housing, Pell Grants, Head Start, School Lunch (FARM/NSLP), VA Pensions, SSI, Tribal Assistance, or […]

Get Free Rides

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United Way and Goodwill® offer rides to interview prep, job interviews, and/or a job. These free rideshare, bike, or scooter rides are only available in certain cities to those who qualify. After entering your information, you can expect a response within a week. FREE LYFT RIDES TO JOB INTERVIEWS

WMATA Extends Operating Hours for Metrorail and Metro Bus Service

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The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) recently implemented expanded hours for its Metrorail and Metro bus services. WMATA, a partner with the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT), is now operating Metrorail until midnight seven days a week (an hour later than previous service) and has increased late-night Metro bus service to 2 a.m. on 36 routes. Metro has […]