The Coalition for the Homeless hosted its 9th annual job fair on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at the ARC Boys and Girls Club in Washington, D.C. We would like to extend a big thank you to everyone for coming out to the Job Fair and making it such a successful event! A special thank you to the Coalition’s employment staff for their hard work and dedication.
The Job Fair has been renamed the Linda Fields Job Training and Educational Opportunity Fair in honor of Linda’s commitment and leadership over the last 9 years. Linda Fields passed away on July 19, 2017. She was Director of Employment and Training for 26 years. Linda along with Doris Washington, former Chairperson of the Board of Directors, initiated the Coalition’s first job fair in 2010, which resulted in increased participation each year. Tiffany Hughes, Program Director at 50th Street Family Program, said it best – the job fair was Linda’s baby.
The job fair is intended to serve homeless, individuals, low-income and veterans, but is open to all persons seeking employment and other resources. The job fair connects homeless individuals, low-income, and veterans served by the Coalition, and other service providers to various employment and apprenticeship opportunities. The Coalition works with good organizations that help people find resources and employers who want to help people get back to work! Having a job changes lives. The Job Fair is an integral part of the Coalition's mission to help people living in the District of Columbia become self-sufficient and independent.
We are proud and honored to have worked with Linda Fields and we are moving forward in her name. We will continue her legacy and great work to help people who are unemployed and need job training, and other resources to help them become productive members of the community