Archive for the ‘Jobs, Work, & Occupations’ category

Midlands Hosting Youth Employment Event This Wednesday, Clothing Drive on Tuesday!

June 19, 2017

I received the following from Georgia Avenue Thrive, and think its a great opportunity to help out young people seeking jobs. Please see the announcement and flyer below:

Here are 4 ways you can help to support young people (15 to 24 year olds) in and around our neighborhoods who are seeking employment!

  1.  SPREAD THE WORD – Please share the attached flier and Facebook announcement about the Youth Employment Support & Job Readiness Event at The Midlands this Wednesday, June 21, 11am-3pm. Employment service providers, mini-workshops, free workplace clothing, one-on-one resume coaching and free hot dogs and lemonade will all be provided!
  2. VOLUNTEER – Come help be a part of The Midlands Youth Employment Event anytime 10am-4pm. We are looking for people to help with resume editing, passing out movie passes, set-up, clean-up. Respond to this email if you’ve got an hour or more to spend with us on Wednesday (June 21).
  3. DONATE CLOTHING – Drop off new and clean gently-used workplace attire to donate at the Youth Employment Event and get $1 off a draft beer! Midlands is accepting all donations (open M-F after 4pm and Sat/Sun after 11am).
  4. SORT CLOTHING – Come for Tuesday night Happy Hour (June 20) at Midlands to prepare clothing for distribution at the Youth Employment Event with an added $1 off on draft beers.

Thank you all for doing all that you do to encourage and support young people in our community!

Yoga House Closing (Moving)

July 22, 2010

Looking Glass LoungeIt was brought to my attention by a reader today that Yoga House, currently above Looking Glass, is planning to close with their last day being August 29th. It’ll be sad to see them go. An exerpt from the announcement is below:

“Our 5 year lease is ending at our current space at the end of August, and we have decided to vacate these premises. We love our beautiful Yoga House – but we know that it is not the building we love, it is the sweetness of all the amrit velas, all the yoga and meditation that we have done there that have created the beauty of this space – and we are not attached to this one building no matter how much we have enjoyed it.

So many great moments – from snowy morning yoga to hot hot sweaty classes, too. All of these are with me now, in my continuum of time and space and I will forever smile thinking of many of you transformed through meditation and practice there.

Yes we are planning to re-locate and re-open, but it won’t happen before 2011.”

Full announcement afte the jump>> (more…)

Fish in the Hood Featured on Georgia Avenue Blog

July 21, 2010

There was a nice feature on Park View’s Fish in the Hood aka Bill’s Seafood Kitchen on the Georgia Avenue blog July 20th. Fish in the Hood is located at 3601 Georgia Avenue. Anyone that’s a fan of this business, or more importantly those that may not be familiar with it, will definitely want to give it a read. About the only thing I’m scratching my head about is that they identified the business being in Pleasant Plains. I’m still puzzled by that one. (Error corrected)

fish in the hoodPhoto by flickr user stgermh


MPD’s 4th District Annual Job Fair — February 22nd.

February 12, 2010

***UPDATE as of February 13th — Due to the uncertainty of the weather, the job fair scheduled for February 22nd at the Emery Recreation Center is canceled.***

Considering the high unemployment rate in the city, this should be of interest to many. Even if you aren’t looking for work, someone you know might be, so spread the word.

Saturday Events at the Park View Rec Center

January 15, 2010

I’ve just learned of Saturday activities that are occurring at the Rec Center and in partnership with Greater DC Cares.

One program is for children and is from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For full details, click on the image to the right.

The other program is focused on adults. It includes basic assistence in:

  • Keeping a budget;
  • Balancing a check book;
  • Finding student loans; and,
  • Improving computer skills.

It sounds like a great way to learn for young and old. More details can be obtained by calling Katie Delaney at 434-227-9599.

Household Occupations in 1920

January 5, 2010

In reviewing a 1920 census of school children in Park View — a survey I’ll share in full in the future — I found the following data interesting. Based on 1,750 fathers of school age children in Park View, the occupations in the following chart were listed. This data does not include information for 24% of Park View families, as those families were childless.

Even with the limitations of the 1920 census, it provides an interesting snapshot of how people that lived in the neighborhood earned a living.
(Click on image for larger view)

Using roughly the same categories that were used in 1920, take the survey below. I think it would be interesting to see what the employment makeup of the neighborhood is today.

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