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Mayor Bowser to Announce Workforce Partnership Edge with the University of the District of Columbia, Celebrate Success of Scholarship and Recruitment Initiative

Thursday, February 2, 2017

On Friday, February 3 at 12:30 pm, Mayor Muriel Bowser will join the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) President Ronald Mason to announce the University of the District of Columbia Workforce Edge Partnership (UDC-WE), a dual-track community college program that allows adult learners enrolled in DC public charter high schools to receive workforce training skills, while earning their high school diploma or GED.

Following the announcement, Mayor Bowser; Deputy Mayor for Education Jennifer Niles; and UDC President Mason will celebrate the academic achievements of the first class of participants in the District of Columbia University Partnership (DC-UP) scholarship program. DC-UP offers scholarships to valedictorians and salutatorians from public and charter schools in the District. The $1.24 million incentive program provides four-year scholarships, $6,000 housing allowances, and merit-based scholarships for District and non-District students.

When:
Friday, February 3 at 12:30 p.m.
 
Who:
Mayor Muriel Bowser
Jennifer Niles, Deputy Mayor, Education
Ronald Mason, Jr., President, UDC

Where:                                               
University of the District of Columbia – Van Ness Campus
4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW
*Closest Metro: Van Ness – UDC Metro Station*
 
Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected]