Project Community Connect Workshops

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United Way of the National Capital Area's Project Community Connect (formerly Project Homeless Connect is expanding this year to include outreach to the Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed (ALICE) population. The event will take place on October 19 through October 23, 2020. Through daily, virtual workshops, United Way NCA will provide the community with much-needed resources. Workshop topics include food access, basic needs, economic opportunity, health and education. See the full schedule with details and registration links below.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 19: Food Access
12:00-1:00 PM
Healthy Eating on a Budget

We will cover ways to find food assistance resources
near you, discuss tips to shop for healthy food
options and cook a budget-friendly recipe from the
Capital Area Food Bank’s Recipe Collection.

Presenter: Capital Area Food Bank
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20: Basic Needs
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Eviction Prevention & Rental Assistance

Learn the steps necessary for applying for rental assistance.
Representatives from different
jurisdictions will provide the latest information about eviction and
homelessness prevention.

Presenters: Housing Couseling Services, Emergency
Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), Virginia
WilliamsFamily Resource Center (VWFRC),
Montgomery County Department of Health & Human
Services, The Salvation Army - Prince George’s
County, MD, Northern Virginia Affordable Housing
Alliance, Northern Virginia Catholic Charities
1:00 – 2:00 PM
2-1-1 Workshop

2-1-1 is the nation’s free and confidential 24-hour
help line that connects callers to health and human
resources in their local community.

Presenters: United Way Worldwide, 2-1-1 Virginia,
2-1-1 Maryland
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Learning through Play

You will learn the importance of play and
understand its role in learning social skills &
forming relationships. We will demonstrate
a few fun educational activities that you
can do with your baby or young child at
home today!

Presenter: Bright Beginnings
12:00 – 1:00 PM
Community Schools

Learn how Community Schools can
help your students meet their goals and
achieve their highest potential.

Presenters: Communities in Schools NOVA,
Maryland Multicultural Youth Center,
United Community, Linkages to Learning
1:00 – 2:00 PM
Mentoring Matters

Mentoring is important for children and
adults. Learn how a mentor can help
improve your child’s chances for lifelong
success and learn how a career mentor
can help guide you on your professional

Presenters: Streetwise Partners, Catholic
Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington,
For Love of Children, Reading Partners DC
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22: Economic Opportunity
11:00-11:30 AM
Saving on Utilities

The DC Department of Energy and
Environment will discuss installing solar on
single family homes & develop community
solar projects for renters and residents.
Renters must meet income guidelines to be

Presenter: DC Department of Energy and

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Pepco Bill & Service Support Programs

Learn about Pepco’s payment plans, energy assistance programs, conservation tips, and scams

Presenter: Pepco
12:00-1:00 PM
Removing Barriers to Economic Opportunity

Did you miss the deadline for the Economic
Income Payment? Are you having a hard
time paying the money you owe to the IRS?
Trying to figure out why you haven’t been
approved for unemployment benefits? Learn
how to navigate the barriers to financial

Presenter: Northern Virginia Legal Services
1:00-1:30 PM
Avenues to Careers: Healthcare Field

Let us help prepare you for the medical
certification program you want! Interested in
a job in healthcare? Excited to start a career
with a strong labor market demand?

Presenter: Britepaths

1:00-2:00 PM
Budgeting During a Crisis
Get tools and resources you need to assemble a crisis budget.

Presenter: Truist
11:00 – 11:30 AM

We will provide an overview of FamilyWize
services, how to access prescription
savings card and other helpful tidbits for
the community.

Presenter: FamilyWize
11:35 AM– 12:25 PM
Character Playbook

This workshop will provide an overview of
the Character Playbook Curriculum. It is
now open to all students.

Presenter: Enterprise

12:30-1:15 PM
Mental Health First

Overview of the Mental Health
First Aid course. The MHFA
course is designed to
reduce the stigma associated
with mental health and
how to recognize signs
and symptoms of mental health

Presenter: Mental Health First Aid
1:20-1:55 PM
Teens Run DC

Teens Run DC have designed a
four-weeklong virtual challenge.
The workshop will outline what the
challenge looks like and how youth and
families will be engaged.

Presenter: Teens Run DC

United Way NCA is a 501(c)(3) organization eligible for tax exempt donations. Donate code #8000. EIN: 53-0234290