A Professional Development Workshop Series
Presented by EDCJCC and DFKDC

Dream for Kids DC and the Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center are partnering up to create a mentorship program that seeks to provide skill building for young adults and teens with intellectual and/or physical disabilities in the DC area. Mentors will be recruited from within the DFKDC and the EDCJCC. Over the course of 6 months, the program will offer participants both skill-building workshops on topics such as resume development, interviewing, and formal e-mail communication. As well as off-site group community service projects, site visits to places that employ those with disabilities, and opportunities to network. The mentors and mentees will meet at the EDCJCC and offsite locations.

We seek for participants to walk away with meaningful relationships, new confidence, and real skills that allow them to pursue independence and gainful employment.

Info about DFKDC

Dreams For Kids DC provides life-changing activities that empower children with physical and developmental disabilities to unite with their peers and realize their potential. DFKDC events are adaptive clinics held once or twice a month for children with disabilities aged 4 – 24. Through our events, those with physical and developmental disabilities are able to come off the sidelines and unite with their peers. The empowerment and self confidence gained through the clinic will carry over from the field to the home, classroom, and the community, allowing them to realize that their disability will not prevent them from fulfilling their dreams. Each child is partnered with a volunteer to learn the essence of teamwork, have a mentor, and also bond over a sense of camaraderie.

Registration is now open for our next Your Path To Success Workshop Series. Program dates below. Please complete the Your Path To Success Application to be considered for the program. Mentees and Mentors must apply to be considered for the program.

Your Path to Success Mentee Application

Your Path to Success Mentor Application

Program Itinerary (January - March 2018) *Subject to change

January 7th or January 8th:    Mentor Training
Jan 21st 11AM – 1PM:           Removing Labels & Goal Setting (with WUSA9’s Debra Alfarone)
Jan 29th 6:30 – 8:30PM:        Digital Communication Skills – Basic Computer
Feb 4th 12PM – 2:30PM:        Communication Skills
Feb 11th 10AM – 1PM:           Group community service project off-site
BREAK For President’s Day (Makeup Week if there is a weather cancellation)
Feb 26th 6:30 – 8:30PM:       Career Search (with Brooklyn Boulders’ Amy Rishko)
March 5th 6:30 – 8:30PM:      Resume Building (with Hire Strategy’s Daniel Silverman)
March 11th – March 17th:      Networking Event (with Entrypoint)
March 1st – March 18th:       Off-site job visits
March 18th 11AM – 2PM:       Lunch & Debrief from Job Site Visits | Learning the interview process
March 25th 11AM - 2PM:       Mock interviews and final party

For information and details regarding accessibility and accommodations, please contact Cassidy Jones, Inclusion Programming Manager at or 202-777-3276.

Check out photos from our Your Path to Success Program