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Empowering Careers

Job training and employment opportunities for all individuals in need.

Access to steady employment enables individuals to help themselves and their families. We offer job training programs that educate and connect skilled workers to employers who need their help.

By assisting with job-readiness, offering intensive training, and professional development, we help improve lives across our community. We match the skills of our clients with the needs of employers, establish and maintain relationships with employers. We also educate employers in matters relating to employing ODBEC clients and advocate for the employment of our clients. We promote the discovery of job openings that match the skills of our clients, participate in community organizations & business associations, and find ways to provide training for skills most needed in the workforce

  • 335 people found jobs.

  • 46 of those who found jobs made $10 an hour or more.

  • 276 of those employed received benefits in FY18.

Programs

  • The commitment is designed to support these men in their transition from a lifestyle of homelessness and substance abuse or dependency, to a positive…

    Christopher Place Employment Center

    The commitment is designed to support these men in their transition from a lifestyle of homelessness and substance abuse or dependency, to a positive routine in training towards future employment and stable living. Strong motivation and a long-term commitment to succeed are required. Christopher Place is for men only because this is a residential program.

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  • Start a career in compassionate caregiving with meaningful support. Become a CNA/GNA in weeks, and lay a foundation for LPN or RN! You must…

    Compassionate Caregivers

    Start a career in compassionate caregiving with meaningful support. Become a CNA/GNA in weeks, and lay a foundation for LPN or RN! You must live in Baltimore City, be 18 or older, and meet some COVID-related impact conditions to qualify. In partnership with the Mayor's Office of Employment and Development (OED)

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  • Elevate is designed to help students stay in college and stay on track for graduation with a personalized path to graduation. Elevate can help…

    Elevate

    Elevate is designed to help students stay in college and stay on track for graduation with a personalized path to graduation. Elevate can help you overcome obstacles outside of the classroom that could make it challenging to stay enrolled and graduate. Elevate is designed to work in tandem with our mission to end generational poverty.

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  • My Sister's Place offers two free internship programs for women in need of skills to find employment. One of the internships is a 12-week…

    Learn to Earn

    My Sister's Place offers two free internship programs for women in need of skills to find employment. One of the internships is a 12-week program that prepares women for careers in the culinary field through food preparation and cooking in a commercial kitchen. The second internship is a 12-week program that prepares women for careers in the clerical field through direct training at My Sister’s Place’s front desk.

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  • Mentors take the lead in supporting a young person through an ongoing, one-to-one relationship. They build the relationship by planning and participating in activities…

    Level Up

    Mentors take the lead in supporting a young person through an ongoing, one-to-one relationship. They build the relationship by planning and participating in activities together. And they build self-esteem and motivation

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  • My Brother’s Keeper started with basic services and today offers a wide range of support, from meals to workforce development to youth services. We…

    My Brother’s Keeper

    My Brother’s Keeper started with basic services and today offers a wide range of support, from meals to workforce development to youth services. We believe that reaching out to youth in the area and offering programs specifically for them can effectively engage families. Our youth programs are aimed at reinforcing positive behaviors and reducing the influence of destructive forces. It is also a safe place with a positive atmosphere for the members of the Irvington community. Guests can receive assistance with health, financial and other needs.

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  • For over 35 years, the Our Daily Bread Employment Center has helped people in need with a daily hot meal, case management, job training,…

    Our Daily Bread Employment Center

    For over 35 years, the Our Daily Bread Employment Center has helped people in need with a daily hot meal, case management, job training, and employment counseling. Our Daily Bread Employment Center is committed to planting seeds of hope daily for individuals experiencing hunger in Baltimore City, and helping them improve their lives. Access to healthy food is a human right, and providing it is a collective responsibility. Satisfying this need requires sustained commitment and dedication from countless staff and volunteers, and support from the community. We all play an integral part.

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  • The purpose of the program is to inspire hope and increase self-sufficiency for people in need, as well as bridge the gap in rising…

    St. Edward’s Automotive Training

    The purpose of the program is to inspire hope and increase self-sufficiency for people in need, as well as bridge the gap in rising unemployment throughout the city.

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  • We invite you to participate in our highly successful Work4Success program. As a participant in this rigorous training program, you will receive (at no…

    Work4Success

    We invite you to participate in our highly successful Work4Success program. As a participant in this rigorous training program, you will receive (at no cost): Job readiness training – even if you’ve been looking for a job, we can help you make your job search faster and more efficient. Job placement assistance – we don’t just teach you how to look for a job; our placement assistance service helps put you in touch with employers who are looking for candidates like you.

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