A Wider Circle, a Silver Spring-based nonprofit that provides furniture and adult education programs to people who are homeless, is now offering job training and interview clothes to its clients. The Center for Professional Development opened at 9153 Brookville Road on Feb. 16.
“You can not get out of poverty without a job,” Mark Bergel, executive director of the nonprofit, said in a statement. “For those who are not fortunate enough to receive the type of support and guidance necessary to secure sustainable, long-term employment, the new center aims to provide that."
The center helps jobseekers look for jobs, receive technology and computer training and access to professional interview and work clothes.
A Wider Circle is looking for community members to support the new program with clothing donations, teaching classes on interview skills and resume writing or by working with clients one-on-one to provide support and advice during the job seeking process and beyond.
Learn more about A Wider Circle and the Center for Professional Development online: www.awidercircle.org.