Inclusion Programs: Programming for individuals with disabilities; individuals of all abilities.

The EDCJCC is dedicated to providing programming for individuals of all abilities. We strive for inclusvity in all our programs. We will provide programming for all ages including but not limited to adults, teens, young adults, and elementary age children.  The EDCJCC provides programs in the areas of social programs, vocational volunteering, community service projects, fitness classes, support for independent living, workshops, and much more. In addition, the EDCJCC provides a more inclusive environment for our existing programs.


For information and details regarding accessibility and accommodations, please contact Stacey Herman, Director of School-Aged Programs, Director of Inclusion & Disability Programming, at staceyh@edcjcc.org or 202-777-3276, or Kikelomo Ayorinde, Inclusion Intern, at InclusionIntern@edcjcc.org or 202-777-3249


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VOCATIONAL VOLUNTEERING
Are you looking for volunteer opportunities to support your personal growth and build skills to support independent living?  The EDCJCC is looking for volunteers to come and help in our various departments. Build your resume and references. Opportunities include collecting tickets, ushering, filing, data entry, concessions, mailings, working with our fitness center, and more. We create personal consistent schedules in your area of interest or you can sign-up for opportunities that work within your schedule.

Please complete the Vocational Volunteering Information Form to help support your future volunteer opportunities.

To sign-up for one time volunteer opportunities click here. 

Please contact Stacey Herman at StaceyH@edcjcc.org or 202-777-3276 for more details regarding Vocational Volunteer opportunities, or Kikelomo Ayorinde, Inclusion Intern, at InclusionIntern@edcjcc.org or 202-777-3249

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The EDCJCC strives to create an inclusive environment through our many social programs. Programs include monthly bowling, game nights, cooking classses, and more. In addition to our regular monthly programs, we provide a variety of diverse and engaging social programs throughout the month. We pride ourselves on developing social programs that serve our community. Our social programs are ever evolving based on our community needs. Check us out! 

 

Buddy Up Program

The Buddy Up program strives to create friendships between young adults with and without disabilities and is part of the EDCJCC Inclusion and Disabilities programming in partnership with EntryPointDC. We are looking for young adults without disabilities who want to build peer relationships with young adults with disabilities and there are two ways to get involved with this great opportunity, drop-in buddy or year-long buddy.

As a drop-in buddy you can sign up to attend our social programs such as cooking, bowling and game night when your schedule allows. A year-long buddy will focus on building one on one relationships within a larger peer group and will be required to attend a certain number of social programs and correspond with individuals on a regular basis. Social programs are held 2-3 times per month and buddies will interact with attendees by socializing, making conversations, and generally being a warm and welcoming face at events. Training on working with those disabilities will be offered for all those that would like to participate in the Buddy Up Program.

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Here at the EDCJCC we know how important fitness is for a healthy lifestyle. We are excited to offer a variety of fitness classes for individuals of all abilities. This year we are introducing an adapted aquatics swim class, Zumba fitness, and more. Check out all our upcoming fitness programs here.


Your Path To Success

Are you looking forward to the experience and skill-work needed to thrive in the professional adult world? Your Path to Sucess is a MENTORSHIP program that pairs young adults of all abilities with a mentor to support them during workshop courses, networking events, and site-visits. We will focus on resume building, interview skills, social skills, and more.