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2016 Directory of Youth and Family Services: Community and Confinement Access Guide

The 2016 Directory of Youth and Family Services: Community and Confinement Access Guide provides youth and families in DC and Prince George's County with information on accessing free services, including behavioral and medical treatment, special education, public education, vocational training, substance abuse, and housing alternatives.

Source: DC Public Defender Service
Category: Local Social Services
Publication Date: 2016

Access HelpLine

DC residents can call the Access HelpLine at 1-888-7WE-HELP to get connected to behavioral health services. Access HelpLine is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Source: DC Department of Behavioral Health
Category: Local Social Services
Publication Date: 2018

Ansell-Casey Life Skills Assessment

This website provides assessments and resources for youth employability and life skills.

Source: Casey Family Programs
Category: Career Exploration & Assessments, College Planning and Assessments, Local Social Services, Tools for Advisers
Publication Date: 2017

Back On Track DC

This webtool helps DC residents who want to get back on track with their plans to pursue a secondary education credential and a career pathway by matching residents with alternative and adult-serving education programs across the District.

Source: DC ReEngagement Center
Category: Local Social Services, Tools for Advisers
Publication Date: 2018

Building a Successful Postsecondary Preparatory Program at a Back on Track School

This case study of the North Queens Community High School describes how the school helped its students get back on track to earn a high school diploma. It presents tools and resources of various aspects of its postsecondary preparation program.

Source: Jobs for the Future
Category: College Planning and Assessments, Tools for Advisers, Current Research
Publication Date: 2013

Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School

The Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School provides immigrants with adult education classes, life skills programs, and support services. Programs include English as a Second Language, GED in English and Spanish, computer literacy, citizenship test preparation; career training in health, IT, culinary arts, and education; and support services such as mental health counseling, job placement, leadership training and much more.

Source: The Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School
Category: Career Exploration & Assessments, College Planning and Assessments, Local Social Services
Publication Date: 2019

My Child Care DC

My Child Care DC provides parents with access to child care information in DC. Parents can use this site to find licensed child care, compare child care options, and learn about early learning resources.

Source: My Child Care DC
Category: Local Social Services
Publication Date: 2018

DC Child Care Services

DC's Child Care Assistance Program provides subsidized child care to low-income families, families receiving TANF and participating in education and training, teen parents seeking a high school degree or equivalent, and families pursuing additional education.

Source: DC Department of Human Services
Category: Local Social Services
Publication Date: 2018

Clear Expectations on Readiness

Use this guidebook to learn more about how different communities navigate The Pathway to College for their most underserved students and how you could adopt these practices and tools in your own communities.
“While it goes without question that students need strong academic skills to succeed in postsecondary education, our research indicates that “college readiness” must be more broadly conceived. In a recent study, we interviewed almost 200 community college faculty, staff and students. These interviews made abundantly clear that certain non-academic skills, behaviors and attitudes are equally germane to college success.”
 

Category: Current Research
Publication Date: 2012

College Preparation Checklist

The US Department of Education - Federal Student Aid Office developed this checklist to help students prepare for college and understand the financial resources available for college.

Source: US Department of Education - Federal Student Aid Office
Category: College Planning and Assessments, Financial Aid, Tools for Advisers
Publication Date: 2016